Coal resources available for mining have been estimated for the Salyersville South Quadrangle, which is located in the Licking River Coal Reserve District of the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field. Nine coal beds within the quadrangle are potentially mineable and constitute the basis of these resource estimates. Seven of these beds have been commercially developed, but only five have produced more than 1 million tons: from youngest to oldest, the Skyline A, Lower Broas, Lower Peach Orchard, Middle Peach Orchard, and Upper Peach Orchard. A computerized Geographic Information System was used to calculate estimates of original, mined-out, and remaining resources, as well as restrictions to mining and available resources.
Information Circular 47
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
U.S. Department of the Interior Grant 14-08-0001-A0896
Andrews, Robert E.; Weisenfluh, Gerald A.; Hiett, John K.; and Sergeant, Richard E., "Available Coal Resources of the Salyersville South 7.5-Minute Quadrangle, Magoffin County, Kentucky" (1994). Kentucky Geological Survey Information Circular. 53.