The Booneville Quadrangle lies within the Southwestern Reserve District of the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field. Six coal beds in the quadrangle have been commercially developed, mainly by surface mining methods, and comprise the basis of this Coal Availability Study. These beds are, in descending stratigraphic order, Copland, Whitesburg, Amburgy, Upper Elkhorn No. 3, Jellico and Manchester. A computerized Geographic Information System (GRASS) was used to calculate estimates of original, mined-out and remaining resources, restrictions to mining and available resources.
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Weisenfluh, Gerald A.; Andrews, R. E.; Hiett, John K.; Greb, Stephen F.; Sergeant, Richard E.; and Chesnut, Donald R. Jr., "Available Coal Resources of the Booneville 7.5–Minute Quadrangle, Owsley County, Kentucky" (1992). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 49.