Matthew Carey Lea: Contributions to coal rank studies in the Southern Anthracite field of Pennsylvania

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Abstract

Matthew Carey Lea, the son of a prominent geologist and coal land developer, made the first quantified observations of the variation in coal rank, the degree of metamorphism, across the Southern Anthracite Field of Pennsylvania. Li the latter studies, he documented the east to west decrease in coal rank through the use of the proximate analysis. His career as a coal chemist was brief. Generally working from alaboratory in his house, he went on to study platinum group metals and the chemistry of photography, contributions recognized by his election to the National Academy of Sciences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalNortheastern Geology and Environmental Sciences
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Geology

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