Definition of coal measures in English:

coal measures

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noun

Geology
  • A series of strata of the Carboniferous period, including coal seams.
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    • They are, however, used locally in Pennsylvanian coal measures, and in the Upper Cretaceous.
    • More recently, sequence stratigraphic interpretations have been made on these carbonate coal measures.
    • The Upper Permian Heshan Formation in the Heshan coalfield of central Guangxi is represented by coal measures formed on a shallow-water carbonate platform.

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