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Title: Coal reserves of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and principal lines of their use

Abstract

The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has the largest reserves of lignites and coals in the Far East owing to three coal basins - Southern Yakutia, Lena, and Zyryanskii - in the republican territory and the eastern part of the Tunguska basin. Main deposits, their resources, clay type composition, and lines of use are discussed.

Authors:
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  1. FGUP Institute for Fossil Fuels, Science-and-Technology Center for Integrated Processing of Solid Fossil Fuels, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21037054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Solid Fuel Chemistry (English Translation); Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; RUSSIAN FEDERATION; COAL RESERVES; LIGNITE; COAL DEPOSITS; RESOURCES; USES

Citation Formats

G.S. Golovin, M.I. Bychev, T.V. Moskalenko, G.I. Petrova, and V.A. Mikheev. Coal reserves of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and principal lines of their use. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.3103/S0361521907020012.
G.S. Golovin, M.I. Bychev, T.V. Moskalenko, G.I. Petrova, & V.A. Mikheev. Coal reserves of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and principal lines of their use. United States. doi:10.3103/S0361521907020012.
G.S. Golovin, M.I. Bychev, T.V. Moskalenko, G.I. Petrova, and V.A. Mikheev. Sun . "Coal reserves of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and principal lines of their use". United States. doi:10.3103/S0361521907020012.
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author = {G.S. Golovin and M.I. Bychev and T.V. Moskalenko and G.I. Petrova and V.A. Mikheev},
abstractNote = {The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has the largest reserves of lignites and coals in the Far East owing to three coal basins - Southern Yakutia, Lena, and Zyryanskii - in the republican territory and the eastern part of the Tunguska basin. Main deposits, their resources, clay type composition, and lines of use are discussed.},
doi = {10.3103/S0361521907020012},
journal = {Solid Fuel Chemistry (English Translation)},
number = 2,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}
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