After the project is completed, RHK will turn its attention to building a deep geological laboratory in the Mecsek
Hills, also in southwest Hungary.
Perhaps my favourite trip was from the lovely city of Kecskemet, stuffed with Art Nouveau buildings, across the great plain to Baja, over the Danube and through the Mecsek
Hills to Kaposvar and Pecs.
Energi Wegla Brunatnego 71,500,000 Poland SHD Most 69,200,000 Czechoslovakia OKD Ostrava 22,300,000 Czechoslovakia HDB Sokolov 17,800,000 Czechoslovakia Matraalja 5,400,000 Hungary ULB Prievida 5,300,000 Czechoslovakia Borsod 3,800,000 Hungary Veszprem 3,500,000 Hungary Oroszlany 2,800,000 Hungary KD Kladno 2,800,000 Czechoslovakia Mecsek
2,100,000 Hungary Tatabanya 1,100,000 Hungary Dorog 700,000 Hungary Nograd 600,000 Hungary Source: 1989 production figures from Seris Report Coal Companies Worldwide.
Among the countries that are undertaking or have accomplished research programs on consolidated or plastic argillaceous formations are: France (Toarcian-Domerian Clay at Tournemire and Callovo-Oxfordian Clay at Bure), Belgium (Boom Clay at Mol), Hungary (Boda Clay at Mecsek
), Switzerland (Opalinus Clay at Mt Terri and Palfris Formation at Wellenberg), Japan (Wakanai and Koetoi formations at Honorobe), United Kingdom (Oxford Clay) and United States of America (Pierre Shale in South Dakota).