"Samples of coal were taken at three inch intervals vertically down the Bevier seam at three localities in Macon and Randolph Counties. Channel samples were collected at the three localities. All samples were analyzed for ash content, total sulphur content, crucible swelling number, and volatile content. The channel samples were analyzed for "pyritic" sulphur, “sulphate" sulphur, and "organic" sulphur. Thin sections of the samples were used in an estimation of anthraxylon and attritus contents.
In all the samples studied, volatile content of the coal seemed to be related to the ash content and the sulphur content. Crucible swelling number also seemed to be related to the volatile content. No correlation was found between the petrographic properties (as seen in thin section) and the analysis figures for ash, sulphur, crucible swelling number, and volatile matter.
No apparent stratigraphic correlation could be made from one locality to another on the basis of detailed analysis. However, the rank of the coal is the same, and the shale bench is present in each locality. The lowest sulphur content found in any of the detailed samples was just over 2.0 per cent, a value which is referred to as the "background" sulphur. Of 64 analyses for sulphur, 31 samples contained between 2.0 and 2.5 per cent sulphur.
The coal ash contained a maximum of 0.01 per cent of germanium"--Abstract, page 1.
Morgan, Ray E., 1908-1997
Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
M.S. in Geology
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
iii, 52 pages
Macon County (Mo.)
Randolph County (Mo.)
© 1953 Philip John Clarke, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Coal -- Missouri -- Macon County -- Analysis
Coal -- Missouri -- Randolph County -- Analysis
Petrology -- Missouri
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Clarke, Philip John, "A petrographic and chemical study of the Bevier coal seam" (1953). Masters Theses. 4154.