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Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska

Clyde Wahrhaftig

Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska

by Clyde Wahrhaftig

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Published in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alaska,
  • Nenana coal field.
    • Subjects:
    • Coal -- Alaska -- Nenana coal field.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 11.

      Statementby Clyde Wahrhaftig and Joseph H. Birman.
      SeriesGeological Survey circular 310, Geological Survey circular ;, 310.
      ContributionsBirman, Joseph Harold, 1924- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .C5 no. 310
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 11 p.
      Number of Pages11
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL255104M
      LC Control Numbergs 54000256

      In addition to the Chuitna strip mine, however, there are numerous other coal-related projects in the works. Unlike the Lo Alaska’s reliance on coal power is low (roughly 10%). Yet coal is gaining a foothold in Alaska’s energy portfolio just as the dire effects of climate change in Alaska are becoming all-too apparent. Coal Ash in Alaska’s Interior Alaska currently has six coal‐fired power plants, all located between Healy and Fairbanks in the Interior.7 These power plants collectively produce megawatts (MW) of electricity and range in size from 8 MW to MW.8 Four of Alaska’s coal‐fired power.

      The history of coal mining in Alaska is vast and relatively incomplete. While the large operations were recorded there were smaller operations that were not properly documented. What can be found starts as early as on the Kenai Peninsula . Location: Coal Creek is a west tributary to Sinuk River; the mouth of Coal Creek is about three-quarters of a mile upstream from where the Nome-Teller road crosses Sinuk River. Coal Creek is not identified by name on the current U.S. Geological Survey Nome C-2 quadrangle map.

      Historical Weather. Below are weather averages from to according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is HEALY 2 NW which is approximately 2 miles away and has an elevation of 1, feet ( feet higher than Lignite Creek).). Because the nearest station and Dry Creek: mi. Together they examined sites across Alaska before settling on Coal Creek. Just as McRae and Patty were negotiating to buy claims from the old-timers on the creek, the price of gold rose from $20 to $35 an ounce. In short order Patty resigned his university post and became the vice-president and general manager of Gold Placers, Inc.


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Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska by Clyde Wahrhaftig Download PDF EPUB FB2

Plate 1. Geologic map of the valley of lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska. -Structure-contour map on Nenana coal field H, lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska. Areas of stripping coal in beds B and H and the basal bed on lower Lignite Creek, Cited by: 4.

Stripping Coal Deposits on Lower Lignite Creek, Nenana Coal Field, Alaska [Clyde Wahrhaftig] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Geological Survey Circular Cited by: 4. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wahrhaftig, Clyde, Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska (OCoLC) Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska (DLC)gs (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Clyde Wahrhaftig; J H Birman; Geological Survey (U.S.).

CONTRIBUTIONS TO STRATIGRAPHY THE COAL-BEARING GROUP IN THE NENANA COAL FIELD, ALASKA By CLYDE WAHRHAFTIIG, JACK A. WOLFE, ESTELLA B. LEOPOLD, and MARVIN A. UNPHERE Abstract The coal-bearing group of rocks of the Nenana coal field in the central part of the Alaska Range is formally subdivided into five new formations, in ascending.

COAL-BEARING GROUP, NENANA COAL FIELD, ALASKA °50' DB I ^-^-^\ -i- \--IS ^ r^. Base from U.S. Geo­ logical Survey, FEET CONTOUR INTERVAL FEET DATUM IS MEAN SEA LEVEL EXPLANATION Lignite Creek Formation Contact Dashed where approximately located; doited where concealed Strike and dip of beds Birch Creek Schist A BCited by: This data contains the location of coal resources within the State of Alaska and created in cooperation with the Alaska Coal Association.

Total hypothetical coal resources in Alaska exceed trillion short tons, equal to about half the estimated coal resources of the United States. Major coal deposits occur in the Northern Alaska, Nenana, and Cook Inlet-Susitna provinces.

As of MaPacRim Coal has suspended all permitting activities related to the Chuitna Coal Project. The Chuitna Coal Project is a surface coal mining and export development proposal for an ultra low sulfur, sub bituminous coal resource located in the Beluga Coal Field of South-central Alaska, approximately 45 miles west of Anchorage.

Alaska has vast coal reserves, as much as 5 trillion tons -- or 40 percent more than all of the Lower But most is in far-flung locations that make it costly to get to market.

The Coal Creek Historic Mining District is a gold-mining area in the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve of Alaska dating from the s. It features a gold dredge and a supporting community of several dozen buildings, established by mining entrepreneur Ernest Patty.

The listed area includes the last 8 miles (13 km) of Coal Creek before the Yukon River, where, at the mouth, Location: Along Coal Creek, about 44 miles (71 km). From abstract: The Jarvis Creek coal field lies on the north side of the Alaska Range, between latitudes 63 35' and 63*45' N., and longitudes *40' and *50' W.

It is 3 to 6 miles east of the Richardson Highway. The coal field is about 16 square miles in area, the major part of which is a rolling plateau that slopes gently northward and is bounded on the east, Cited by: 4. Because coal is so readily combustible, it is possible for coal deposits to catch fire while still in the ground.

These coal seam fires are a large problem throughout the world, with hundreds of known fires in the US alone. The most famous of these is the Centralia coal seam fire in Pennsylvania which has been burning since and has resulted in the evacuation and abandonment of.

Lignite, often referred to as brown coal, is a soft, brown, combustible, sedimentary rock formed from naturally compressed is considered the lowest rank of coal due to its relatively low heat has a carbon content around 60–70 percent. It is mined all around the world, is used almost exclusively as a fuel for steam-electric power generation, and is the coal which is.

The State of Alaska should not risk further damage to salmon runs by issuing coal leases. Response This comment is a declaratory statement which provides no information on which the DNR might reassess this decision. The comment does not indicate how coal leasing in the Canyon Creek area will impact Cook Inlet salmon habitat.

Alaska geologists collected the four coal samples in from outcroppings at the Usibelli Group operation near Healy — near the Nenana Basin — and near Wishbone Hill in the Matanuska Valley.

Geology and coal deposits, Jarvis Creek coal field, Alaska Bulletin G By: Clyde Wahrhaftig and C.A. Hickox. All of this coal comes from the only active coal mine in Alaska, the Usibelli mine. Founded in outside Healy, Alaska, the mine sells coal to six state power plants as well as South Korea and other Pacific Rim countries.

The export coal is transported on the Alaska Railroad about miles to Seward, a year-round ice-free port. Estimated Alaska coal resources are largely in Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks distributed in three major provinces.

Northern Alaska-Slope, Central Alaska-Nenana, and Southern Alaska-Cook Inlet. Cretaceous resources, predominantly bituminous coal and lignite, are in the Northern Alaska-Slope coal province.

Most of the Tertiary resources, mainly lignite to subbituminous. Founded inUsibelli Coal Mine (UCM) has grown to become the largest coal mining operation in Alaska utilizing the most modern mining equipment and state-of-the-art engineering to supply coal to six Alaska power plants and export coal to Chile, South Korea and several other Pacific Rim destinations.

UCM sponsors many community events and activities, and through. During WWI the US Navy began to use and subsidize more coal mined in Alaska, and by Alaska mines provided nearly 40% of the coal used in the state. Production continued to increase after WWI and the early 's saw the opening of the Evan Jones Coal Mine and the large Suntrana mine in the Nenana coal field near Healy.

Stripping coal deposits on lower Lignite Creek, Nenana coal field, Alaska / by Clyde Wahrhaftig and Joseph H. Birman Wahrhaftig, Clyde, [ Book, Government publication: ].C Wahrhalftig C.

and Birman J. H. STRIPPING COAL DEPOSITS ON LOWER LIGNITE CREEK NENANA COAL FIELD ALASKA light wear, vg, 11 pp. 5 plts 2 figs. Price: $ (stock#USGSC) C Fletcher M.

H. and Warner E. R. A FLUORIMETER FOR SOLUTIONS light wear, vg, 7 pp 8 figs. Total hypothetical coal resources in Alaska exceed trillion short tons, equal to about half the estimated coal resources of the United States. Major coal deposits occur in the Northern Alaska, Nenana, and Cook Inlet-Susitna h Year: