||"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.
COAL MACERALS and
DISPERSED ORGANIC MATTER
Canadian Society for Coal science and Organic Petrology
Table of Contents
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
SECTION I: COAL MACERALS
SECTION II: DISPERSED ORGANIC MATTER
APPENDIX A History of the Society;