COAL FIELDS AROUND THE WORLD

MAJOR COAL FIELDS AROUND THE WORLD

Coalfields of the USA




The main coal mining regions of the USA lies in the eastern part of the country, and it is known as the Appalachian coalfields.

There are four parts of this, which include the following:

The Pennsylvania coalfield – this occupies the northern part and it centre’s on Pittsburgh.

The North-east Appalachian coalfield – the coal seams of this field are heavily faulted and mining is more difficult. However, the coal is excellent anthracite.

The West Virginia coalfield – this lies in the central part of the Appalachian coalfield and its coal is of very high quality.

The Alabama Coalfield – this field centers on Birmingham, which is one of the largest iron and steel centers of the southern states.




OTHER IMPORTANT COALFIELDS

These are the central and western interior fields but the coal of these is inferior to that of the Appalachian coalfield. Coal from the central coalfield is mainly used for developing power for Chicago.

MAJOR COAL FIELDS AROUND THE WORLD
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COALFIELD OF THE RUSSIA

Russia is the second-largest producer of coal, and most of its coal comes from two main areas

The Donbas coalfield – this is located between the river Donetz and the sea of Azov, in the area is known as the western steppe




The interior Coalfields – these are located in Siberia. The Kuznetsk, or Kuzbass coalfield, which centers on Novi-Kuznetsk, is the most important of the interior coalfields.

OTHER COALFIELDS OF RUSSIAN

The region around Tula produces lignite which is used mainly for generating thermal electricity, as does the Vorkuta coalfield, which is located in the tundra belt of Russia.

COALFIELD OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (EEC)

The E.E.C.B is comprised of the U.K, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, West Germany, and Italy.

There are three main coalfield regions in the E.E.C.

  • Coalfields of UK. There are several coalfields in the U.K. but the most import is in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire in Northumberland and in South Wales
  • Coalfield or West Germany – most of its production comes from the Ruhr coalfield.
  • Other world coalfield – include India, South Africa and Argentina

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