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  • History of the exploration of coalPart IBuried Sun
  • What is coal?
  • Carboniferous period 360 - 300 million years ago
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  • Coalification(Ranks of Coal)
  • Dead Vegetation + Time + Pressure +Heat = Coal
  • Peat
  • Lignite
  • Sub-bituminous Coal
  • Bituminous Coal
  • Anthracite
  • Sub-bitiminous
    35-45% Carbon Content
    Peat
    10-25% Carbon Content
    5. Anthracite
    86-98% Carbon Content
    Lignite
    25-35% Carbon Content
    4. Bituminous
    45-86% Carbon Content
  • Pressure of Ranks
  • Photosynthesis and Decomposition:Aerobic vs Anaerobic
  • The Anaerobic Environment
  • Carbon Rings