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.
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U.S. Department of the Interior Grant 14–08–0001–A0896
Weisenfluh, Gerald A.; Andrews, Robert E.; Hiett, John K.; and Sergeant, Richard E., "Available Coal Resoures of the Handshoe 7.5–Minute Quadrangle, Knott County, Kentucky" (1993). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 50.