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List of coalfields

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

  • Borinage Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1973)
  • Campine Coalfield (1917–1992)
  • Centre Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1973)
  • Charleroi Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1984)
  • Liege Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1980)

Canada

May also refer to the Rural Municipality of Coalfields No. 4, Saskatchewan

  • Beersville Coalfield
  • Comox Coalfield
  • Crowsnest Coalfield
  • Cypress Coalfield
  • Elk Valley Coalfield
  • Estevan Coalfield
  • Flathead Coalfield
  • Hat Creek Coalfield
  • Howley Coalfield
  • Inverness Coalfield
  • Joggins River Herbert Coalfield
  • Mabou Coalfield
  • Merritt Coalfield
  • Minto Coalfield
  • Nanaimo Coalfield
  • Onakawana Coalfield
  • Pictou Coalfield
  • Princeton Coalfield
  • St. George Coalfield
  • St Rose-Chimney Corner Coalfield
  • Spring Hill Coalfield
  • Sydney Coalfield
  • Taber Coalfield
  • Tulameen Coalfield
  • Willow Bunch Coalfield
  • Wood Mountain Coalfield
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

  • Aumance Coalfield
  • Blanzy Coalfield
  • Brassac Coalfield
  • Carmaux Coalfield
  • Champagnac Coalfield
  • Dauphiné Coalfield
  • Decazeville Coalfield
  • Epinac Coalfield
  • Gard Coalfield
  • Hérault Coalfield
  • Loire Coalfield
  • Lorraine Coalfield (1820–2004)
  • La Machine Coalfield
  • Messeix Coalfield
  • Nord-Pas-de-Calais Coalfield (1852–1990)
  • Provence Coalfield
  • St Eloi Coalfield

Germany

  • Aachen Coalfield
  • Erkelenz Coalfield (1914–1997)
  • Inde Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1944)
  • Wurm Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1992)
  • Ibbenbüren Coalfield (Middle Ages – 2018)
  • Lugau-Oelsnitz Coalfield (1844–1971)
  • Ruhr Coalfield (Middle Ages – 2018)
  • Saar Coalfield (Middle Ages – 2012)
  • Zwickau Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1979)

Great Britain

Map of 19th-century coalfields in Great Britain

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England

[3] [4] [5] [6]

Scotland

  • Ayrshire Coalfield
  • Central Ayrshire Coalfield
  • South Ayrshire Coalfield
  • Central Fife Coalfield
  • East Fife Coalfield
  • West Fife Coalfield

Wales

India

Japan

Hokkaidō

Honshū

  • Jōban coalfield
  • Omine coalfield
  • Ube coalfield

Kyūshū

The Netherlands

  • Limburg Coalfield (Middle Ages – 1974)
  • Peel Coalfield (1955–1962)

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

  • Nenana Coalfield

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Valley Coalfield

Colorado

  • Book Cliffs Coalfield
  • Boulder-Weld Coalfield
  • Canyon City Coalfield
  • Colorado Springs Coalfield
  • Crested Butte Coalfield
  • Dan Forth Hills Coalfield
  • Durango Coalfield
  • Grand Hogback Coalfield
  • Grand Mesa Coalfield
  • North Park Coalfield
  • Nucla Naturita Coalfield
  • Pagosa Springs Coalfield
  • Somerset Colorado Coalfield
  • South Park Coalfield
  • Trinidad Coalfield
  • Yampa Coalfield

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

  • Appanoose-Wayne Coalfield
  • Eldora Coalfield
  • Fort Dodge Coalfield
  • Walnut Creek Coalfield

Kansas

Kentucky

  • Cicinnatti-Southern Coalfield
  • Cumberland Gap Coalfield
  • Elkhorn Coalfield
  • Harlan Coalfield
  • Hazard Coalfield
  • Jellico Coalfield
  • Kenova Coalfield
  • Paintsville Coalfield
  • Thacker Coalfield
  • West Kentucky Coalfield

Maryland

  • Cassellman Coalfield
  • Georges Creek Coalfield
  • Lower Youghiogheny Coalfield
  • Upper Potomac Coalfield
  • Upper Youghiogheny Coalfield

North Carolina

Ohio

  • Amsterdam-Salineville Coalfield
  • Cambridge Coalfield
  • Coshocton Coalfield
  • Crooksville Coalfield
  • Federal Creek Coalfield
  • Goshen Coalfield
  • Hocking Coalfield
  • Ironton Coalfield
  • Jackson Coalfield
  • Lisbon Coalfield
  • Massillion Coalfield
  • Meigs Creek Coalfield
  • Palmyra Coalfield
  • Pittsburgh No. 8 Coalfield
  • Pomeroy Coalfield

Oklahoma

  • Arkoma Basin Coalfield
  • Northeastern Shelf Coalfield
  • Oklahoma Coalfield

Oregon

  • Coos Bay Coalfield

Pennsylvania

  • Anthracite Coalfield (Coal Region)
  • Beaver Coalfield
  • Bennetts Branch Coalfield
  • Bernice Coalfield
  • Black Lick Coalfield (aka Nanto Glo Coalfield)
  • Blossburg Coalfield
  • Broad Top Coalfield
  • Butler Coalfield
  • Cameron Coalfield
  • Clarion Coalfield
  • Clearfield Coalfield
  • Connellsville Coalfield
  • Freeport Coalfield
  • Georges Creek Coalfield
  • Indian Valley Coalfield
  • Indiana Coalfield
  • Irwin Gas Coalfield
  • Keating Coalfield
  • Kittanning Coalfield
  • Klondike Coalfield
  • Ligonier Coalfield
  • Low Grade Division Coalfield
  • Mercer Coalfield
  • Meyersdale Coalfield
  • Moshannon Coalfield
  • Mountain Coalfield
  • Pittsburgh Coalfield
  • Punxsutawney Coalfield
  • Ralston Coalfield
  • Shawmut Coalfield
  • Snowshoe Coalfield
  • Somerset Pennsylvania Coalfield
  • Westmoreland Coalfield
  • Windber Coalfield

Tennessee

  • Cumberland Gap Coalfield
  • Jellico Coalfield
  • Lafollette Coalfield
  • Rockwood Coalfield
  • Soddy Coalfield
  • Wartburg Coalfield

Utah

  • Blacktail Coalfield
  • Book Cliffs Coalfield
  • Castlegate Coalfield
  • Coalville Coalfield
  • Emery Coalfield
  • Harmony Coalfield
  • Henry Mountains Coalfield
  • Kaiporonitis Plateau Coalfield
  • Kolob Plateau Coalfield
  • Sunnyside Coalfield
  • Teton Basin Coalfield
  • Vernal Coalfield
  • Wasatch Plateau

Virginia

  • Buchanan Coalfield
  • Clinch Valley Coalfield
  • Pocahontas Coalfield
  • Richmond Coalfield
  • Southwestern Coalfield (Big Stone Gap Coalfield)
  • Valley Coalfield (anthracite)

West Virginia

Wyoming

  • Bighorn Coalfield
  • Black Hills Coalfield
  • Goshen Hole Coalfield
  • Green River Coalfield
  • Hams Fork Coalfield
  • Hanna Coalfield
  • Jackson Hole Coalfield
  • Powder River Coalfield (aka Gillette Coalfield)
  • Rock Creek Coalfield
  • Wind River Coalfield

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. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "UK COAL RESOURCE FOR NEW EXPLOITATION TECHNOLOGIES : Mining and New Technologies Summary Map" (PDF). Ukogl.org.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ E. G. POOLE (6 August 1971). "The Oxfordshire Coalfield". Nature.com. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  6. ^ Kingsley G. Dunham And Einar G. Poole (21 February 1974). "The Oxfordshire Coalfield". Jgs.lyellcollection.org. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  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.
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  10. ^ "Coal Mining in Pakistan – Overview". Mbendi.co.za. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
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  12. ^ [4]

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