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Coal Commonly Found in Alberta (by area)

Cascade, Highwood, Nordegg (Brazeau)Non-coking coal from mountain areas. Commonly called steam coal. A good storage, weather resistant coal. Burns with a short, slightly smoky flame. Used for railways and for steam raising in general. This coal, when briquetted, is also used for domestic heating.
Crowsnest, Mountain ParkCoking bituminous coal from mountain areas. Also commonly called steam coal. A good storage, weather resistant coal. Burns with a medium to long, smoky flame. Used for railways and for steam raising in general. Also used for making coke, as smithy coal, and in the cement industry.
Coalspur, Lethbridge, Prairie Creek, SaundersNon-coking coal, principally from foothills areas. A good storage, weather resistant coal. It is a free-burning, non-coking coal that burns with a long, slightly smoky flame. Used for domestic and for steam raising purposes. It is a strong col that can be shipped and stored reasonably well.
Carbon, Drumheller, Edmonton, Pembina, TaberA so-called domestic coal, fair storage, from prairie areas. Can be stored, with care, under cover. It is a free-burning, non-coking coal that ignites easily and burns with a long, smokless flame. Used for domestic heating and also for steam raising. It can be shipped in box cars.
Camrose, Castor, Sheerness, TofieldA so-called domestic coal, poor storage, from prairie areas. It is a free-burning, non-coking coal that ignites easily and burns with a long, smokless flame. Used for domestic heating and also for steam raising. It can be shipped in box cars.
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Source: Submission on the coal resources and coal industry of Alberta, in Royal Commission on the coal industry of Canada, Department of Lands and Mines, Alberta, Edmonton, 1945.
Source: Annual Reports, Department of Lands and Mines, Alberta, Edmonton.