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Last modified 22 March 2010

Atlas of Coal Geology

A CD-ROM produced by TSOP and AAPG-EMD


The Atlas of Coal Geology CD-ROM is designed as a combination reference and learning resource for novice- through expert-level geoscientists in the energy industry and academia. This publication is the first in over 30 years to fully and pictorially cover the topic of coal geology in all its aspects: coal deposition and sedimentary environments, structural geology, coal components, coal petrology, environmental aspects, and coal utilization (coal mining and coalbed methane). The Atlas contains over 660 color (primarily) and black-and-white digital pictures pertaining to these many aspects of coal geology. See example photomicrographs below. It is a first-rate research and teaching tool!!

All text and pictures on the CD-ROM can be searched by key words in an index or through the Table of Contents. All pictures and text (background text and captions) can be printed or downloaded for reproduction for reference, presentation, and teaching purposes.

Volumes 1 and 2 of the Atlas of Coal Geology are contained on a single CD-ROM and emphasize coal geology and coal petrology, respectively. The coal geology volume includes 393 images relating to megascopic coal geology, exploration, mining, and coalbed methane (CBM). The coal petrology volume includes 275 sets of images pertaining to microscopic examination of coals, including macerals and minerals in coals. All pictures are fully captioned! Supporting and background text exceeds the equivalent of 200 printed pages!! Reference lists are included to allow you to find additional information.

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Example Photomicrographs from Volume 2 - Coal Petrography

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Subject Thumbnail photo
with description
Enlarged
photo
Vitrinite
Telovitrinite; Telocollinite
micro-fracturing
34-32 34-32
Vitrinite
Detrovitrinite
high-reflectance vesicular phlobaphinite in text-ulminite matrix

18-2

18-2

Inertinite
Telo-Inertinite: Fusinite
broken fusinized cell walls

16-30

16-30

Inertinite
Teloinertinite: Sclerotinite
sclerotinite "nest" in humodetrinite matrix

265-2

265-2

Liptinite
Suberinite
suberinite and exsudatinite

InB-23

InB-23

Liptinite
Resinite
resins/waxes in huminite

365-1 / 365-2

365-1 / 365-2

Liptinite
Cutinite
structured tenuicutinite

185-2

185-2

Mineral Groups
Iron Disulfides: Pyrite, Marcasite; massive marcasite overgrowth of plant cell structure

36-8

36-8

Mineral Groups
Carbonates: Siderite
siderite replacement of plant cells

194-4

194-4