$1000 Grant Opportunity for Grads in Organic Petrology #energy

Abandoned Grassy Mountain Coal Mine near Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, Canada
The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) is accepting applications for the Spackman Award. Students seeking an advanced degree in organic petrology are encouraged to apply by May 31, 2017. Applicants' research must demonstrate the utility and significance of organic petrology (which includes coal petrology, kerogen petrology, organic geochemistry and related disciplines) in solving the thesis problem.

Interactive atlas of historical coal mine maps in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations has collaborated with Pennsylvania State University to produce the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas. This enormous resource contains thousands of detailed coal mine maps that can be overlaid on a variety of base maps for the entire state, including terrain, topographic and road maps, and aerial photographs.


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