19th Century mining explosion

19th Century mining explosion

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Credit: CCI ARCHIVES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 19th Century mining explosion. Historical illustration showing a firedamp explosion in a mine in Anderlues, Belgium. Firedamp is the name given to a number of flammable gases found in coal mines. The gas accumulates in pockets in the coal and adjacent strata, and if penetrated, the release can trigger explosions. Image from Le Petit Journal newspaper, France, April 1892.

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