Maria Mastalerz
Geological Research at the IGS

Indiana Coal Quality Database (ICQD)

Status Start Date End Date Locations
Active Jan 1, 2005 Dec 31, 2017 All Counties
Director: Agnieszka Drobniak
Other Researchers: Maria Mastalerz
Funding: Indiana University - Indiana Geological & Water Survey
Issue: Coal is one of the most valuable natural resources in Indiana. Indiana has approximately 57 billion tons of unmined coal, of which nearly 17 billion tons is recoverable using current technology. Based on current production rates, Indiana's coal could last more than 500 years.
Objective: The Indiana Geological Survey has collected data and created databases on various physical and chemical parameters of Indiana coals for many years. This project creates the most comprehensive coal quality data compilation available for Indiana coals.
Approach: Project aims at updating coal quality database, whenever new data become available. The database is accompanied by an interactive application, a visual presentation of the data. The application allows users to interactively search, explore, and compare data on coal properties.
Products: CD with the coal quality database and interactive map is available for purchase from IGS bookstore. Eventually it will be converted into online application.
Benefits: These data are important for regional coal-quality evaluations and can be used by the public, industry, and state and federal governments.
Publications:

Indiana coal-quality database (ICQD)

The Indiana Coal Quality Database: The database and interactive map

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