THE CANADIAN SOCIETY FOR COAL SCIENCE AND ORGANIC PETROLOGY
Pertrographic Atlas...



"A Petrographic Atlas of Canadian Coal Macerals and Dispersed Organic Matter" has now been published by CSCOP. It is an impressive volume comprising 24  11" x 13" colour and black and white plates illustrating the macerals in Canadian coals and hydrocarbon progenitors in petroleum /gas source rocks. 

    Each plate has between 12 and 26 individual photomicrographs of exceptional quality which are fully described and referenced to sample source (coal bed coal-bearing formation, coalfield, coal region; geologic formation, age). Sixteen plates are devoted to coal macerals and carbonization residues ( contributed by members and former members from CANMET) and are organized according to coal rank and region (see Table of Contents attached) each section is accompanied by a set of index maps and stratigraphic references and full set of references to all Canadian petrological publications. There is a technical introduction written by the editors and an appendix which includes a history of the Society for Coal Science and Organic Petrology (which of course, has its roots within CANMET) and its founding members, current and past members and a photographs of active members and contributing authors. The volume will be reproduced in large size format, bound in durable hard cover and printed on high quality, heavy bond paper to best preserve the quality of the photomicrographs, so that it can be a used as practical laboratory handbook as well as a reference book



Copies are available from the Society or the GSC (Calgary) bookstore. Ordering information.

Table of contents listed below.


A PETROGRAPHIC ATLAS OF CANADIAN
COAL MACERALS and
DISPERSED ORGANIC MATTER

Canadian Society for Coal science and Organic Petrology
Editor in chief: Judith Potter
Assistant editors: Lavern Stasiuk, Alexander Cameron

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

SECTION I: COAL MACERALS
    PLATES 1-4 Lignites and subbitumnous coals
    PLATES 5-9 High volatile bituminous coals
    PLATES 10-12 Medium volatile bituminous coals
    PLATE 13 Low volatile bituminous coals
    PLATE 14 Semianthracites and Anthracites
    PLATE 15 Carbonization residues

SECTION II: DISPERSED ORGANIC MATTER
    PLATES 16-17 Herbaceous macerals
    PLATES 18-19 Alginites
    PLATE 20 Amorphous macerals
    PLATE 21 Organic fossils
    PLATES 22-23 Acritarchs, dinoflagellates, algal mats
    PLATE 24 Bitumens

APPENDIX  A History of the Society;
                    Officers and Founding Members of the Society;
                    Current Members
                    Former Members


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