PETROGRAPHY OF IRANIAN COAL

                     PETROGRAPHY OF IRANIAN COAL                       

 Zadehkabir  A.  (NISCO, IRAN), 1997            

       INTRODUCTION

Coal deposits on the territory of Iran have been known since older times throughout the eastern, northern and northwestern regions of the country, and occupy a vast area of some 100 thousand sq. km

National Iranian Steel Company (NISCO) succeeded to run a great deal of exploratory works, especially  in eastern and northern parts of the country, which are the most promising territories, and thus obtained a great deal of geological data in order to estimate the coal reserves and also to reveal some characteristics of coal deposits in different parts of the country (fig.1)PETROGRAPHY OF IRANIAN COAL