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Powder River Basin: 162B Tons of Coal
February 28, 2013 | USGS

The Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana contains about 162 billion short tons of recoverable coal from a total of 1.07 trillion short tons of in-place resources according to a new USGS assessment.


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Powder River Basin Coal Assessment
October 25, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
"Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated in-place resources of 1.07 trillion short tons of coal in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana. Of that total, with a maximum stripping ratio of 10:1, recoverable coal was 162 billion tons. The estimate of economically recoverable resources was 25 billion tons." Quoted from the USGS fact sheet.

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Vitrinite Reflectance Data for the Wind River Basin
February 19, 2013 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has published: New Vitrinite Reflectance Data for the Wind River Basin, Wyoming. "The purpose of this report is to present new vitrinite reflectance data collected mainly from Cretaceous marine shales in the Wind River Basin to better characterize their thermal maturity and hydrocarbon potential." Quoted from the USGS publication announcement.


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