coal geology division
Coal Geology Division, Geological Society of America


This year’s GSA Southeastern section meeting in Blacksburg, Virginia is hosting two sessions which may be of interest to section members:
T13. Evaluating Dust Contaminant Exposure and Impact on Human Health and Community Well-Being Associated with Coal Mining Activities.
Nicholas Basta, The Ohio State Univ.; John R. Craynon, Virginia Tech; Nancy E. Johnson, Kentucky College of Public Health; J. Buchanich, Univ. of Pittsburgh; E. Talbott, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Vladislav Kecojevic, West Virginia Univ.; Braden Lusk, Univ. of Kentucky; Susan L. Meacham, Virginia Tech; Michael E. Karmis, Virginia Tech.
T14. Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Mine Wastes.
J. Donald Rimstidt, Virginia Tech; Lee Daniels, Virginia Tech.

Abstract deadline is Jan. 7. 
For more information see the website

The Coal Geology Division

The Coal Geology Division of the Geological Society of America consists of over 200 members worldwide from all facets of the coal geological community including state and national geological surveys, academia and industry. It's purpose is to encourage coal research and to disseminate coal geological information to all interested parties. It does this by actively participating in the annual and sectional meetings of the Geological Society of America, convening scientifically pertinent and thought-provoking symposia, and technical sessions with the highest quality presentations.

Acitivities are governed by the membership and ratified by the Officers of the Division. The Coal Geology Division of GSA sponsors two major awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the field of coal geology, the Gilbert H. Cady Award and the Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship.

Call for Nominations for the Gilbert Cady Award- Coal Division:

The Coal Geology Division of the GSA seeks nominations for its highest honor, the Gilbert H. Cady Award. For more information about the award or how to nominate someone for the award go to the Awards page. Nominations should be sent to the Past Chair of the division, who serves as the chair of the Cady committee, by February 28.

Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship

The Coal Geology Division Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship provides monetary support and recognition to deserving students in coal science. Each year, one award is presented for the completion of laboratory/analytical research ($2000) and a second award is presented for the completion of fieldwork ($1500). To learn more about the award see the Awards page. Applications should be sent to the Medlin Scholarship Chair, which is the First Vice Chair of the division by March 15th.  Awardees are notified in early April.




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