Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular


Coal resources available for mining have been estimated for the Handshoe Quadrangle within the Hazard Coal Reserve District of the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field. Twelve coal beds within the quadrangle are potentially mineable and comprise the basis of these resource estimates. Seven of these beds have been commercially developed, but only four have produced more than 1 million tons: the Tiptop, Hazard No. 8, Hazard No. 4, and Upper Elkhorn No. 3. A computerized Geographic Information System was used to calculate estimates of original, mined-out, and remaining resources, restrictions to mining, and available resources.

Publication Date



Series XI

Report Number

Information Circular 43

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

Funding Information

U.S. Department of the Interior Grant 14–08–0001–A0896

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