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Spontaneous combustion of the Upper Paleocene Cerrejón Formation coal and generation of clinker in La Guajira Peninsula (Caribbean Region of Colombia)

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dc.contributor.author Quintero, J. A. en
dc.contributor.author Candela, S. A. en
dc.contributor.author Rios, C. A. en
dc.contributor.author Montes, Camilo en
dc.contributor.author Uribe, C. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-21T16:39:54Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-21T16:39:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Quintero, J. A., Candela, S. A., Rios, C. A., Montes, Camilo, and Uribe, C. 2009. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F15941">Spontaneous combustion of the Upper Paleocene Cerrejón Formation coal and generation of clinker in La Guajira Peninsula (Caribbean Region of Colombia)</a>." <em>International Journal of Coal Geology</em>. 80 (3-4):196&ndash;210. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2009.09.004">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coal.2009.09.004</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0166-5162
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/15941
dc.description.abstract Clinker referred here as red and brick-looking burnt rocks found interbedded in the Upper Paleocene Cerrejón Formation is the result of spontaneous and natural combustion of coal seams in the recent geologic past. These rocks have been mapped, measured and characterized in the Cerrejón Coal Mine at La Guajira Peninsula (Colombia). These burnt rocks usually outcrop in irregular patterns as almost tabular bodies up to 100 m thick, thinning and pinching out below ground surface to depths up to 448 m. Mapping revealed that clinker is usually found near deformed zones, either faults or tight folds. Timing of spontaneous combustion seems to predate folding and faulting, but seems to postdate the development of the Cerrejón thrust fault and alluvial fan proceeding from the Perijá Range. Clinker covers an area of around 2.9 × 106 m2 with a volume of approximately 1.4 × 108 m3. The calculation of the amount of heat released through coal burning indicates that complete combustion of 6.4 Mt of 26.4 × 106 J/kg coal would yield 17 × 1013 J. en
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Coal Geology en
dc.title Spontaneous combustion of the Upper Paleocene Cerrejón Formation coal and generation of clinker in La Guajira Peninsula (Caribbean Region of Colombia) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 81519
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.coal.2009.09.004
rft.jtitle International Journal of Coal Geology
rft.volume 80
rft.issue 3-4
rft.spage 196
rft.epage 210
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.description.SIUnit CTPA en
dc.description.SIUnit Center for Tropical Paleontology and Archaeology en
dc.description.SIUnit Clinker en
dc.description.SIUnit Coal en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-EOL en
dc.description.SIUnit Forces of Change en
dc.citation.spage 196
dc.citation.epage 210


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