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These bibliographic references have been compiled as a TSOP project, and organic petrologists have found the references to be useful in their work. They should be available at university or geological research center libraries. They are not available from TSOP, except for those listed on our Publications page, or as part of the TSOP Newsletter.
Glick, D.C., and A. Davis, 1991, Operation and composition of the Penn State Coal Sample Bank and Data Base: Organic Geochemistry, v. 17, p. 421-430.
Glick, D.C., G.D. Mitchell, and A. Davis, 2005, Coal sample preservation in foil multilaminate bags: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 63, p. 178-189.
Golightly, D.W., and F.O. Simon, eds., 1989, Methods for sampling and inorganic analysis of coal: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1823, 72 p.
Greb, S.F., C.F. Eble, and J.C. Hower, 1996, Coal-bench architecture as a means of understanding regional changes in coal thickness and quality (abstract): AAPG Bulletin, v. 80, p. 1524.
Gy, P.M., 1989, Preparation of homogeneous coal samples: an analysis of the homogeneity/heterogeneity concept, in R. Klein and R. Wellek, eds., Sample selection, aging, and reactivity of coal: New York, John Wiley & Sons Interscience, p. 57-99.
Luppens, J.A., S.E. Wilson, and R.W. Stanton, eds., 1992, Manual on drilling, sampling, and analysis of coal: Philadelphia, PA, ASTM Manual Series MNL 11, 61 p.
Moore, T.A., and R.W. Stanton, 1985, Coal petrographic laboratory procedures and safety manual: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-20, 68 p. (see Pontolillo and Stanton, 1994, for revision)
Palmer, C.A., ed., 1997, The chemical analysis of Argonne Premium Coal samples: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2144, 106 p.
Pickard, R.J., and J.M. Selkirk, 1997, An improved hand core sampler for peat: AASP, Palynology, v. 21, p. 209-211.
Pontolillo, J., and R.W. Stanton, 1994, Coal petrographic laboratory procedures and safety manual II: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-631, 69 p.
Ryan, B., 1992, Estimation of coal washability using small samples: Journal of Coal Quality, v. 11, nos. 1-2, p. 13-19.
Schopf, J.M.., 1960, Field description and sampling of coal beds: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1111-B, p. 25-70.
Spackman, W., 1989, Sample selection, in R. Klein and R. Wellek, eds., Sample selection, aging, and reactivity of coal: New York, John Wiley & Sons, p. 1-48.
Stanton, R.W., 1989, Sampling of coal beds for analysis, in D.W. Golightly and F.O. Simon, eds., Methods for sampling and inorganic analysis of coal: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1823, p. 7-13.
Swanson, V.E., and C. Huffman, Jr., 1976, Guidelines for sample collecting and analytical methods used in the U.S. Geological Survey for determining chemical composition of coal: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 735, 11 p.
U.S. Office of Coal Research, 1967, Methods of analyzing and testing coal and coke: U.S. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 638, 85 p.