The Geological Society of America, Inc. Microform Publication 7
Edited by P.H. Given and A.D. Cohen
Published by The Geological Society of American, Inc.
3300 Penrose Place, Boulder, Colorado 80301
Copyright © 1977 by The Geological Society of America, Inc.
The original microform publication was scanned into Acrobat 5.0 version PDF format in November 2003 under the direction of Dr. Jim Hower, Manager, Applied Petrology Laboratory, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky and GSA member. Permission to place the publication on the CAER Web site was granted by editor Dr. Art Cohen, Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina.
Why revive such an old publication? The original format, microfiche, while not totally extinct, is not the medium of choice for modern publications. The Geological Society of America experimented with microfiche publications for a few years, then abandoned the format, orphaning the few publications published in that format. The microfiche cards that we have seen of this publication are not in good condition, therefore, most pages were scanned from the unpaginated original paper copy borrowed from the files of Art Cohen. We hope that this publication will be of interest to coal geologists now that it is in a more accessible format.
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This publication represents the proceedings of a symposium on "the Geology, Paleobotany, Geochemistry, and Microbiology of Peats". The symposium was held during the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America and associated societies which took place in Miami, 18-20 November, 1974, and was jointly sponsored by the Coal Geology Division of the Society and the Organic Geochemistry Division of the Geochemical Society. Fourteen papers were presented, and nine are included in this publication. Five authors elected to make other arrangements for publishing their work; but the abstracts of these five papers, as submitted for inclusion in Abstracts with Programs, volume 6, number 7, 1974, are included here for completeness.
Following files are made available in PDF format.
|Petrography and paleobotany of petrified Paleocene peat and its
bearing on the coalification of lignite (Abstract)
Francis T.C. Ting
|The Beckley seam - An example of a back-barrier coal in southern
West Virginia (Abstract)
M.J. Robinson and R.A. Melton
|Paleoenvironmental reconstructions - An aid in predicting acid
mine drainage problems
F.T. Caruccio and J.C. Ferm
|Paleobotany of permineralized peat (coal balls) from the Herrin
(No. 6) coal member of the Illinois Basin
T.L. Phillips, A.B. Kunz, and D.J. Mickish
|Some peat bogs in Washington County, Maine: Their formation and
C.C. Cameron and N.A. Wright
|Organic geochemistry of Okefenokee peats: Metal constituents
D.J. Casagrande and L.D. Erchull
|Characteristics and peat stratigraphy of tree islands in certain
P.J. Gleason, R.H. Hofstetter, A.D. Cohen, and P.A. Stone
|Morphological and microchemical correlations of living and fossil
K.J. Niklas and T.L. Phillips
|Early diagenesis of fatty acids in mangrove peats, St. Croix,
U.S. Virgin Islands
|Microbial activities in the decay of Rhizophora mangle leaves
|Cell wall polymers of higher plants in peat formation: The role
C. Exarchos and P.H. Given
|Environmental aspects of marsh gases
F.M. Swain, B.D. Johnson and J.J. Pittman
|Geochemical effects of organic-rich swamp effluents from the Okenfenokee
swamp-marsh complex of southern Georgia
J.H. Reuter and K.C. Beck
|Particle size distribution and 13C content of dissolved organic
matter in a salt marsh (Abstract)
J.A. Calder and F. Kearsley
Keywords: peat, coal, coal geochemistry, coal petrology, acid mine drainageError processing SSI file