List of coalfields

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Coal reserves in BTUs as of 2009

A coalfield is an area of certain uniform characteristics where coal is mined. The criteria for determining the approximate boundary of a coalfield are geographical and cultural, in addition to geological. A coalfield often groups the seams of coal, railroad companies, cultural groups, and watersheds and other geographical considerations. At one time the coalfield designation was an important category in business and industrial discussions. The terminology declined into unimportance as the 20th century progressed, and was probably only referred to by a few small railroads and history buffs by the 1980s. Renewed interest in industrial heritage and coal mining history has brought the old names of the coalfields before a larger audience.

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

  • Bowen Basin coalfields
  • Galilee Basin coalfields
  • Surat Basin coalfields
  • Walloon coalfields

Victoria[edit]

  • Latrobe Valley coalfields

Western Australia[edit]

  • Collie coalfields

Belgium[edit]

Canada[edit]

May also refer to the Rural Municipality of Coalfields No. 4, Saskatchewan

Coalfields of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Northern France

Colombia[edit]

Colombia has the largest coal reserves in Latin America and is a major exporter.

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Map of 19th-century coalfields in Great Britain

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England[edit]

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Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

India[edit]

Japan[edit]

Hokkaidō[edit]

Honshū[edit]

Kyūshū[edit]

The Netherlands[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Poland[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

  • Donets Coalfield, sometimes known by its misnomer Donetsk Coalfield
  • Lviv-Volhynian Coalfield
  • Dnieper Coalfield (lignite)

United States[edit]

Coalfields in the West

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

Colorado[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Maryland[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Pennsylvania[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Utah[edit]

Virginia[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  • Lesher, C.E. State of Kentucky - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of West Virginia and Part of Maryland - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Ohio - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Pennsylvania - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Virginia - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Tennessee - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Alabama and Part of Georgia - Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "BGS Report, single column layout" (PDF). Nora.nerc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  2. ^ "A lithostratigraphical framework for the Carboniferous successions of southern Great Britain (onshore)" (PDF). Nora.nerc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "UK COAL RESOURCE FOR NEW EXPLOITATION TECHNOLOGIES : Mining and New Technologies Summary Map" (PDF). Ukogl.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  5. ^ E. G. POOLE (1971-08-06). "The Oxfordshire Coalfield". Nature.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  6. ^ Kingsley G. Dunham And Einar G. Poole (1974-02-21). "The Oxfordshire Coalfield". Jgs.lyellcollection.org. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f "About SA coalfields". Keaton Energy. Retrieved 15 January 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "COAL". Pakistaneconomist.com. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ "Coal Mining in Pakistan - Overview". Mbendi.co.za. 2016-10-10. Retrieved 2017-01-26. 
  11. ^ [3]
  12. ^ [4]

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