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These bibliographic references have been compiled as a TSOP project, and organic petrologists have found the references to be useful in their work. They should be available at university or geological research center libraries. They are not available from TSOP, except for those listed on our Publications page, or as part of the TSOP Newsletter.
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Anderson, K.B., J.C. Crelling, F. Kenig, and W.W. Huggett, 2007, An unusual non-fluorescing algal kerogen from the Canadian Arctic: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 69, p. 144-152.
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Crelling, J.C., and D.F. Bensley, 1984, Characterization of coal macerals by fluorescence microscopy, in R.E. Winans and J.C. Crelling, ed., Chemistry and characterization of coal macerals: American Chemical Society, Symposium Series 252, p. 33-45.
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Hutton, A., 1991, Fluorescence microscopy in oil shale and coal studies, in C.E. Barker and O.C. Kopp, eds., Luminescence microscopy and spectroscopy: qualitative and quantitative applications: SEPM Short Course 25, p. 107-115.
Hutton, A., B. Daulay, Herudiyanto, C. Nas, A. Pujobroto, and H. Sutarwan, 1994, Liptinite in Indonesian Tertiary coals: Energy & Fuels, v. 8, p. 1469-1477.
ICCP, 1975, International handbook of coal petrography (2nd supplement to 2nd edition): International Committee for Coal and Organic Petrology, unpagenated.
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Lin, R., A. Davis, D.F. Bensley, and F.J. Derbyshire, 1986, Vitrinite secondary fluorescence: its chemistry and relation to the development of a mobile phase and thermoplasticity in coal: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 6, p. 215-228.
Lin, R., A. Davis, D.F. Bensley, and F.J. Derbyshire, 1987, The chemistry of vitrinite fluorescence: Organic Geochemistry, v. 11, p. 393-399.
Lin, R., and A. Davis, 1988, A fluorogeochemical model for coal macerals: Organic Geochemistry, v. 12, p. 363-374.
Lin, R., and A. Davis, 1988, The chemistry of coal maceral fluorescence: with special reference to the huminite/vitrinite group: The Pennsylvania State University Special Research Report SR-122, 278 p.
Machel, H.G., R.A. Mason, A.N. Mariano, and A. Mucci, 1991, Causes and emission of luminescence in calcite and dolomite, in C.E. Barker and O.C. Kopp, eds., Luminescence microscopy and spectroscopy: qualitative and quantitative applications: SEPM Short Course 25, p. 9-25.
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