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Dr. Henry Rauch
Professor of Geology

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E-mail:   Office: G45 Brooks Hall
Phone: (304) 293-2187    


Doctor of Philsophy, Geochemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 1972
B.A. Geology and Chemistry,
Alfred University, Alfred, NY 1965

Specialty: Hydrogeology and aqueous geochemistry of coal-mine terrains; lineaments as exploration tools for ground water and natural gas; and geochemical exploration for natural gas.


Environmental impacts of underground coal mine closures on water resources of Pennsylvania (US EPA)

Impact of underground coal mining subsidence on streamflow in Spruce Laurel Fork in Boone County, WV (WV Division of Environmental Protection)

In-stream treatment of Greens Run, an AMD stream in Preston County, WV, using limestone sand.  (US EPA)

Recent Publications

The Influence of Lineaments and Hydrogeologic Setting on Water Well Yield in Greene County, Pennsylvania; by Stephen W. Helvey and Henry W. Rauch, in Proceedings of the Focus Conference on Eastern Regional Ground Water Issues; 1993, Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers of the National Ground Water Association, pp. 497-511.

Laboratory Testing of Coatings for Prevention of Acid Drainage in Underground Coal Mines; by Ronnie L. Adams, Judy J. Ninesteel, and Henry W. Rauch, in Proceedings of the International Land Reclamation and Mine Drainage Conference and Third International Conference on the Abatement of Acidic Drainage; 1994, U.S. Bureau of Mines, American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation, and Canadian Land Reclamation Association; U.S. Bureau of Mines Special Publication SP 06B-94, Vol. 2, pp. 218-225.

Hydrogeologic Effects of Subsidence at a Longwall Mine in the Pittsburgh Coal Seam; by Leslie Carver and Henry Rauch, in Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference on Ground Control in Mining; 1994, College of Mineral and Energy Resources of West Virginia University, pp. 298-307.


Geological Society of America
National Ground Well Association
Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers
National Speleological Society
International Association of Hydrogeology
American Society for Surface Mining and Reclamation
Pittsburgh Geological Society


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Updated: 28-Jul-2008