Session No. 281
Tuesday, 29 October 2013: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room 601 (Colorado Convention Center)

T101. Celebrating 125 Years of Coal and Source Rock Science: From Fundamental Principles to Applied Technology

GSA Coal Geology Division

 

Jen O'Keefe, Mark A. Engle and Victoria Hudspith, Advocates
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1:00 PM
HISTORY OF COAL RANK THEORIES, WITH EMPHASIS ON EASTERN US EXAMPLES
HOWER, James C., Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY 40511
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1:20 PM
APPLICATION OF EXCITATION-EMISSION FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY TO THERMAL MATURITY OF GEOLOGICAL SAMPLES
HACKLEY, Paul C., U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, BURRUSS, Robert C., Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U. S. Geological Survey, MS 956, National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 and BOYD, Jonathan, Leica Microsystems, Inc, 1700 Leider Lane, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
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1:35 PM
VARIATIONS IN DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND PALEOECOLOGY AMONG LIGNITES IN THE UPPER MISSISSIPPI EMBAYMENT
O'KEEFE, Jen1, JOHNSTON, Michelle2, DUTTON, Kurstie R.1, LAYNE, Adam R.3, HOWARD, Michaela B.3 and HOWER, James C.4, (1)Earth & Space Sciences, Morehead State University, 404-A Lappin Hall, Morehead, KY 40351, (2)Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, 218 Briarwood Place, Frankfort, KY 40601, (3)Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Morehead State University, 101 Space Science Center, Morehead, KY 40351, (4)Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY 40511
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1:50 PM
METALLURGICAL COAL RESOURCES IN THE EASTERN KENTUCKY COAL FIELD, CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN
WEISENFLUH, Gerald A. and EBLE, Cortland F., Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0107
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2:05 PM
THE ROLE OF ACCOMMODATION SPACE ON THE PRESERVATION OF IN SITU TREES IN THE COAL FIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN BASIN
GREB, Stephen F., Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0107
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2:20 PM
PALEOENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE GLENALUM TUNNEL COAL AND ROOF ROCK, SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA—IMPLICATIONS FOR SULFUR ORIGIN AND TRENDS
MARTINO, Ronald L.1, GRADY, William C.2, LUKEY, Helene M.3, SCOTT, Glenn W.3, HARRISON, Joe4 and KARAKUS, Musa3, (1)Department of Geology, Marshall University, Huntington, WV 25755, (2)WV Geological & Economic Survey, 1 Mont Chateau Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508, (3)Cliffs Mining Division, Cliffs Natural Resources, 550 E. Division Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849, (4)Penn-Virginia Resource Partners, L. P, 7 Sheridan Square, Suite 400, Kingsport, TN 37660
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2:35 PM
ORGANIC PETROGRAPHY OF CARBONACEOUS SHALES FROM THE LOWER DEVONIAN CAMPBELLTON AND VAL D’AMOUR FORMATIONS, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
EBLE, Cortland F.1, KENNEDY, Kirsten2, GIBLING, Martin R.2, GASTALDO, Robert A.3 and GENSEL, Patricia4, (1)Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Building, Lexington, KY 40506-0107, (2)Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada, (3)Department of Geology, Colby College, 5807 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901, (4)Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
 
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3:05 PM
USING A NOVEL CADMIUM ISOTOPE TOOL TO UNDERSTAND THE BEHAVIOR OF TRACE ELEMENTS DURING COAL COMBUSTION IN TWO COAL-BURNING POWER PLANTS IN THE UNITED STATES
MA, Lin, Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, 500 W. University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968, ENGLE, Mark A., Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 956, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, VA 20192, RUPPERT, Leslie, Eert, U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20192 and GEBOY, Nicholas J., Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 956, Reston, VA 20192
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3:25 PM
AFTER 50 YEARS OF BURNING: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED FROM THE CENTRALIA COAL FIRE
ELICK, Jennifer M., Earth and Environmental Sciences, Susquehanna University, 514 University Avenue, Natural Sciences Center 111C, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
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3:40 PM
NEWLY DISCOVERED ARTHROPODS AT GAS VENTS AND FISSURES: CENTRALIA MINE FIRE, EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
STRACHER, Glenn B.1, LINDSLEY-GRIFFIN, Nancy2, SIMMONS, Breana1, WEDINCAMP, Jimmy1, GRIFFIN, John R.2 and BARNES, Melissa A.3, (1)Science and Mathematics, East Georgia State College, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA 30401, (2)Griffin Resources, 1315 Westmont Drive, Jacksonville, OR 97530-9766, (3)1426 East Center Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948
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3:55 PM
STATE OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY FOR THE STIMULATION OF BIOGENIC COALBED METHANE PRODUCTION
RITTER, Daniel J., Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 and MCINTOSH, Jennifer, Hydrology & Water Resources, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
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4:10 PM
POROSITY OF WILCOX GROUP COAL IN RELATION TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF BIOGENIC GAS, U.S. GULF COAST REGION
SWANSON, Sharon M.1, MASTALERZ, Maria2, ENGLE, Mark3, VALENTINE, Brett J.4, WARWICK, Peter1, HACKLEY, Paul C.1 and BELKIN, Harvey1, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, (2)Indiana Geological Survey, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, (3)U.S. Geological Survey, El Paso, TX 79930, (4)Reston, VA 20192
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4:25 PM
U.S. DOE'S R&D PROGRAM TO DEVELOP INFRASTRUCTURE FORCARBON STORAGE: RESULTS OF FIELD TESTING IN DIFFERENT GEOLOGIC ENVIRONMENTS
RODOSTA, Traci, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 3610 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 and BROWN, Bruce, National Energy Technology Laboratory, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-0940
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4:40 PM
U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF GEOLOGIC CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE RESOURCES
WARWICK, Peter D. and U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, Geologic Carbon Dioxide Storage Resources Assessment Team, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 956, Reston, VA 20192
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