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  1. coalfieldnoun

    a region where there is coal underground


  1. coalfieldnoun

    Any region containing deposits of coal that may be mined


  1. coalfield

    A coalfield is an area of certain uniform characteristics where coal is mined. The criteria for determining the approximate boundary of a coalfield are geographical and cultural, in addition to geological. A coalfield often groups the seams of coal, railroad companies, cultural groups, and watersheds and other geographical considerations. At one time the coalfield designation was an important category in business and industrial discussions. The terminology declined into unimportance as the 20th century progressed, and was probably only referred to by a few small railroads and history buffs by the 1980s. Renewed interest in industrial heritage and coal mining history has brought the old names of the coalfields before a larger audience.


  1. coalfield

    A coalfield is an area, often a region of certain size, where it is geologically possible to extract coal from the ground. This natural resource is often found in large quantities in these places, and they typically contain numerous coal seams. Coalfields are frequently associated with industrialization, mining activities and are used for fuel production.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coalfield in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coalfield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  1. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell:

    This proposed rule would accomplish what Americans expect from their government -- a modern and balanced approach to energy development that safeguards our environment, protects water quality, supports the energy needs of the nation, and makes coalfield communities more resilient for a diversified economic future.

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  • за́леж от ка́менни въ̀глищаBulgarian
  • hiilikenttäFinnish
  • каменноу́гольный бассе́йнRussian

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