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Coal production in 1900. Historical artwork of a block (left) measuring 900 metres on each side (729 million cubic metres) compared in size to the Eiffel Tower (lower right) in Paris, France. The block represents the amount of coal mined worldwide in the year 1900. The Eiffel Tower, completed in 1889, is 324 metres tall. Artwork from the third edition of 'Les Entrailles de la Terre' (1902) by French author Eugene Caustier.
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