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Titre du document / Document title

Coals of Canada : distribution and compositional characteristics

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

CAMERON A. R. ; SMITH G. G. ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

Inst. sedimentary petroleum geology, Calgary AB T2L 2A7, CANADA

Résumé / Abstract

Canada's coal resources occur in 16 sedimentary basins or groups of basins and range in age from Devonian to Tertiary. The Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB), which contains the vast majority (about 90%) of the nation's coal resources of immediate interest, underlies a large area in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, extending northward to about the 62nd Parallel in Yukon and Northwest Territories. Coal deposits in the WCSB range in age from Early Carboniferous (Mississippian) to Paleocene. Rank ranges from lignite to semianthracite. About 36% of the total estimated 71,000 megatonnes of resources of immediate interest in the WCSB is bituminous coal, including a high proportion in the medium to low volatile range. Their low sulphur contents and acceptable ash levels make these medium and low volatile bituminous coals attractive as coking feedstocks and large quantities are mined for that purpose. The lower rank western Canadian coals are used mainly for electricity generation

Revue / Journal Title

International journal of coal geology    ISSN  0166-5162   CODEN IJCGDE 

Source / Source

Congrès
Recent advances in organic petrology and geochemistry. Symposium, Calgary AB , CANADA (09/09/1990)
1991, vol. 19, no 1-4 (12 ref.), pp. 9-20

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI  (1980) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Canada

;

coal

;

spatial distribution

;

Paleozoic

;

Mesozoic

;

Tertiary

;

sedimentary basins

;

rank

;

inventory

;

coal fields

;

chemical composition

;

mines

;

organic residues

;

sedimentary rocks

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Canada

;

Charbon

;

Distribution spatiale

;

Primaire

;

Secondaire

;

Tertiaire

;

Bassin sédimentaire

;

Degré houillification

;

Inventaire

;

Bassin houiller

;

Analyse chimique

;

Mine

;

Roche carbonée

;

Roche sédimentaire

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Canada

;

Carbón

;

Distribución espacial

;

Primario

;

Secundario

;

Terciario

;

Cuenca sedimentaria fósil

;

Grado hullificación

;

Inventario

;

Cuenca hullera

;

Análisis químico

;

Mina

;

Roca carbonosa

;

Roca sedimentaria

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 18273, 35400002338870.0010

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 5541475



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