Home CONTENTS BACK Index
Geography Regional Geological Setting Structure Stratigraphy
Oil and Gas Peat and Coal Other Minerals References

Coal Occurences

Coal is observed in outcrop in Brunei Darussalam in three settings :

1. As pure or impure seams in situ.
2. As reworked deposits in the form of channel lags, breccia beds or exotic clasts.
3. As finely dispersed matter in marine sediments.

Only the first category is considered in the context of coal resources.

Coal occurrences are largely taken from Wilford (1961) and their distribution is shown in Figure 6.2. (This map is clickable and leads you directly to a description of the coal occurrences). Most Brunei coals occur within the Belait Formation and in the Liang Formation (in the Lumut Hills and Labu syncline deposits).

Back to the Peat and Coal Occurrences of Brunei Darussalam