This metallic bell was found inside of a large piece of coal in West Virginia. The bituminous coal formation that was mined in this area is estimated to be 286-360 million-years-old.

This metallic bell was found inside of a large piece of coal in West Virginia. The bituminous coal formation that was mined in this area is estimated to be 286-360 million-years-old.

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"A fossil fuel, coal forms when dead plant matter is converted into peat, which in turn is converted into lignite, then sub-bituminous coal, after that bituminous coal, and lastly anthracite. This involves biological and geological processes that take place over a long period."

"A fossil fuel, coal forms when dead plant matter is converted into peat, which in turn is converted into lignite, then sub-bituminous coal, after that bituminous coal, and lastly anthracite. This involves biological and geological processes that take place over a long period."

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Bituminous Black Coal Rock, 2 Pieces by American Educational Products Relatively soft and containing a tar-like substance called bitumin, which gives it its name, Bituminous coal ranges from black to                                                                                                                                                      More

Bituminous Black Coal Rock, 2 Pieces by American Educational Products Relatively soft and containing a tar-like substance called bitumin, which gives it its name, Bituminous coal ranges from black to More

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Ansted, West Virginia.  Coal Heritage Trail In 1873, the town of Ansted was created. It was named after a British scientist and geologist, Dr. David T. Ansted (1814-1880), who in 1853, mapped out the nearby seams of high grade bituminous coal and once owned the land the town now occupies. Visit:  http://www.coalheritage.org/page.aspx?id=30

Ansted, West Virginia. Coal Heritage Trail In 1873, the town of Ansted was created. It was named after a British scientist and geologist, Dr. David T. Ansted (1814-1880), who in 1853, mapped out the nearby seams of high grade bituminous coal and once owned the land the town now occupies. Visit: http://www.coalheritage.org/page.aspx?id=30

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History of Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal :: Digital Books

History of Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal :: Digital Books

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