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The U.S. Geological Survey's National Coal Assessment Program resulted in the creation of digital GIS coverages of information relating coal resources and coal mining in Kentucky. These data have been produced as interactive CD-ROM products that allow users to view the maps in a free GIS viewer (ESRI's ArcExplorer), or use them in GIS software. Themes include coal extent, coal thickness, coal structure, bench architecture, mined-out areas, and useful basemap layers. A CD-ROM that contains all of the currently assessed coal beds is available for each coal field for $30.
Coal Atlas - Eastern Kentucky (order DPS_01_12)
Coal Atlas - Western Kentucky (order DPS_02_12)
To place an order, contact the Public Information Center at 859.257.3896 or call toll free at 1.877.778.7827.
Who can use these data?
Environmental and Land-use planners:
U.S. Geological Survey's published reports for the Illinois and Appalachian basins that include Kentucky's coal fields. These assessments include the Kentucky data and are also available as CD-ROM products.
2000 Resource Assessment of Selected Coal Beds and Zones in the Northern and Central Appalachian Basin Coal Regions. USGS Professional Paper 1625-C. Order PP_1625C_USGS.
Resource Assessment of the Springfield, Herrin, Danville, and Baker Coals in the Illinois Basin. USGS Professional Paper 1625-D. Order PP_1625D_USGS.