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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Rocks and Minerals ➔ Bituminous Coal

Identifier:
2019.1.1110
Description:
Coal is a type of rock that is formed when layers of plant remains build up in swampy environments. The layers are then compressed over time until they transform into coal. This specimen is sometimes called peacock coal due to its streaks of color. 
Source:
Museum Collection
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