PAS: Pennsylvania Anthracite Soils

An important legacy of past coal mining in central Pennsylvania, is a massive amount of anthracite coal fines/spoils that were eroded and transported into the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Rivers. This anthracite coal has accumulated in thick deposits in riparian soils. This collaborative project seeks to determine the extent of these soils (e.g., Gibraltar series), and to quantify and characterize the organic carbon in soil profiles to determine the contribution of coal to total soil carbon.



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September 6, 2019

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