Brown coal (lignite)

Brown coal (lignite)

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Caption: Brown coal (lignite). This form of coal has a high moisture and ash content, and is a more polluting form of coal than the higher (black) grades of coal. It is a sedimentary form of carbon, and the layers of compressed organic matter can be seen in this sample.

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