Vitrinite reflectance anisotropy as a tectonic fabric element

James C. Hower, Alan Davis

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The anisotropy of the coal maceral vitrinite was analyzed in relation to the tectonic setting of a coal from the Southern Anthracite Field in Pennsylvania. For the coal studied, the maximum-intermediate reflectance plane essentially paralleled the axial plane of the synclinorium (N66°E strike, 64°SE dip).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology


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