Wyoming State Geological Survey
Ronald C. Surdam
Director/State Geologist
Wyoming State Geological Survey
P.O. Box 1347
Laramie, WY 82073



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Robert Waggener
Editor in Chief
307-766-2286, ext. 255

News Release January 20, 2010

Wyoming coal focus of new WSGS publication

Wyoming coal is the focus of a new Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) publication.

Wyoming coal will be of interest to teachers, students, elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, the energy sector and others,” said WSGS coal geologist Nick Jones. “It is a broad overview of Wyoming’s coal geology, resources and development.”

The 28-page booklet discusses the origin of coal, coal distribution, coal rank and quality, the coalification process and the state’s coal industry.

It includes a foldout map featuring coal-related activity in Wyoming and a pullout chart showing coal-bearing formations and related stratigraphy.

Wyoming coal discusses coal geology and current activities in all of the state’s major coal-producing areas, including Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Lincoln and Sweetwater counties.

WSGS geologist Scott Quillinan, contract geologist James McClurg and WSGS research assistant James Rodgers helped develop the publication.

WSGS Public Information Circular 44 costs $6 per copy, plus shipping fees and applicable taxes.Wyoming coal complements the new Coal Map of Wyoming, WSGS Map Series 93.

To order, (1) visit the WSGS on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, (2) contact the sales office at 307-766-2286, ext. 224 or by e-mail at wsgs.sales@wyo.gov or (3) visit the WSGS Online Store.