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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.
Blackwell, D.D., and J.L. Steele, 1989, Thermal conductivity of sedimentary rocks: measurement and significance, in N.D. Naeser and T.H. McCulloh, eds., Thermal history of sedimentary basins: New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 13-36.
Bostick, N.H., and J.N. Foster, 1975, Comparison of vitrinite reflectance in coal seams and in kerogen of sandstones, shales, and limestones in the same part of a sedimentary section, in B. Alpern, eds., Petrographie de la matiere organique des sediments, relations avec la paleotemperature et le potentiel petrolier: Paris, CNRS, p. 13-25.
Durand, B., B. Alpern, J.L. Pittion, and B. Pradier, 1986, Reflectance of vitrinite as a control of thermal history of sediments, in J. Burrus, ed., Thermal modeling in sedimentary basins: Paris, Editions Technip, p. 441-474.
Gentzis, T., F. Goodarzi, L.R. Snowdon, R.M. Bustin, and M. Labonte, 1991, The effect of mineral matrix and seam thickness on reflectance of vitrinite in high coals (abstract): AAPG Bulletin, v. 75, p. 1127.
Gentzis, T., F. Goodarzi, and L.R. Snowdon, 1993, Variation of maturity indicators (optical and Rock-Eval) with respect to organic matter type and matrix lithology: an example from Melville Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 10, p. 507-513.
Goodarzi, F., T. Gentzis, S. Feinstein, and L. Snowdon, 1988, Effect of maceral subtypes and mineral matter matrix on measured reflectance of subbituminous coals and dispersed organic matter: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 10, p. 383-398.
Goodarzi, F., T. Gentzis, L.R. Snowdon, R.M. Bustin, S. Feinstein, and M. Labonte, 1993, Effect of mineral matrix and seam thickness on reflectance of vitrinite in high to low volatile bituminous coals: an enigma: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 10, p. 162-171.
Jasper, K., B.M. Krooss, G. Flajs, C. Hartkopf-Fröder, and R. Littke, 2009, Characteristics of type III kerogen in coal-bearing strata from the Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous) in the Ruhr Basin, western Germany: Comparison of coals, dispersed organic matter, kerogen concentrates and coal-mineral mixtures: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 80, p. 1-19.
Jones, J.M., D.G. Murchison, and S.A. Saleh, 1972, Variation of vitrinite reflectivity in relation to lithology, in Advances in organic geochemistry 1971: Oxford, Pergamon Press, p. 601-612.
Khorasani, G.K., and J.K. Michelsen, 1994, The effects of overpressure, lithology, chemistry and heating rate on vitrinite reflectance evolution, and its relationship with oil generation: APEA Journal, v. 34, part 1, p. 418-434.
Murchison, D.G., J. Pearson, and A.C. Raymond, 1991, Anomalies in vitrinite reflectance gradients, in P. Bertrand, ed., Coal: formation, occurrence and related properties: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, v. 162, p. 183-191.
Paxton, S.T., 1983, Relationships between Pennsylvanian-age lithic sandstone and mudrock diagenesis and coal rank in the central Appalachians: University Park, The Pennsylvania State University, unpublished PhD dissertation, 503 p.
Salmon, V., S. Derenne, E. Lallier-Vergès, C. Largeau, and B. Beaudoin, 2000, Protection of organic matter by mineral matrix in a Cenomanian black shale: Organic Geochemistry, v. 31, p. 463-474.
Scheidt, G., and R. Littke, 1989, Comparative organic petrology of interlayered sandstones, siltstones, mudstones and coals in the Upper Carboniferous Ruhr basin, northwest Germany, and their thermal history and methane generation: Geologische Rundshau, v. 78, p. 375-390.
Volkova, I.B., and M.V. Bogdanova, 1989, Properties of high-rank coals and dispersed organic matter of associated rocks in the Donets basin (U.S.S.R.): International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 11, p. 315-339.
Wenger, L.M., and D.R. Baker, 1986, Variations in organic geochemistry of anoxic-oxic black shale-carbonate sequences in the Pennsylvanian of the Midcontinent, U.S.A., in Advances in Organic Geochemistry 1985: Organic Geochemistry, v. 10, p. 85-92.
Wenger, L.M., and D.R. Baker, 1987, Variations in vitrinite reflectance with organic facies - examples from Pennsylvanian cyclothems of the Midcontinent, U.S.A.: Organic Geochemistry, v. 11, p. 411-416.