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A coalfield is an area of certain uniform characteristics where coal is mined. The criteria for determining the approximate boundary of a coalfield are geographical and cultural, in addition to geological. A coalfield often groups the seams of coal, railroad companies, cultural groups, and watersheds and other geographical considerations. At one time the coalfield designation was an important category in business and industrial discussions. The terminology declined into unimportance as the 20th century progressed, and was probably only referred to by a few small railroads and history buffs by the 1980s. Renewed interest in industrial heritage and coal mining history has brought the old names of the coalfields before a larger audience.

Australia

New South Wales

Queensland

  • Bowen Basin coalfields
  • Galilee Basin coalfields
  • Surat Basin coalfields
  • Walloon coalfields

Victoria

  • Latrobe Valley coalfields

Western Australia

  • Collie coalfields

Belgium

Canada

Coalfields of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Northern France

Chile

Colombia

Colombia has the largest coal reserves in Latin America and is a major exporter.

France

Germany

Great Britain

Map of 19th-century coalfields in Great Britain

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England

Scotland

Wales

India

Japan

Hokkaidō

Honshū

Kyūshū

New Zealand

The Netherlands

Pakistan

Poland

South Africa

Ukraine

  • Donets Coalfield, sometimes known by its misnomer Donetsk Coalfield
  • Lviv-Volhynian Coalfield
  • Dnieper Coalfield (lignite)

United States

Coalfields in the West

Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Colorado

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Maryland

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Utah

Virginia

West Virginia

Wyoming

See also

References

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  • Lesher, C.E. State of Kentucky – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of West Virginia and Part of Maryland – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Ohio – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Pennsylvania – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Virginia – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Tennessee – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919
  • Lesher, C.E. State of Alabama and Part of Georgia – Coalfields and Producing Districts (Map). Scale 1:1,000,000. Washington D.C. U.S. Geological Survey. 1919

Notes

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  2. ^ "A lithostratigraphical framework for the Carboniferous successions of southern Great Britain (onshore)" (PDF). Nora.nerc.ac.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). www.og.decc.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  4. ^ "UK COAL RESOURCE FOR NEW EXPLOITATION TECHNOLOGIES : Mining and New Technologies Summary Map" (PDF). Ukogl.org.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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  7. ^ a b c d e f "About SA coalfields". Keaton Energy. Archived from the original on 14 June 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  8. ^ a b "COAL". Pakistaneconomist.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation". www.pmdc.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 26 August 2001. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
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  11. ^ "Archived copy". www.pakistan.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2022.{{ cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title ( link)
  12. ^ "USTDA Grant to Support Integrated Coal Mining, Power Generation Project in Pakistan - U.S. Embassy Islamabad Pakistan". islamabad.usembassy.gov. Archived from the original on 2 November 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2022.

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