Historically, the Springfield (Western Kentucky No. 9) coal bed has been the leading source of production in the Western Kentucky Coal Field. The Springfield coal is known for its lateral continuity in terms of both thickness and coal quality. It is estimated to have the largest original and remaining resource in the Western Kentucky Coal Field (Greb and others, 1992).
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This work was funded by the Coal Availability and National Coal Assessment Programs of the U.S. Geological Survey.
Andrews, William M. Jr.; Andrews, Robert E.; and Hiett, John K., "Coal Resources of the Springfield Coal Bed in Western Kentucky" (2000). Kentucky Geological Survey Map and Chart. 11.