cannel coal

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a bituminous coal that burns with a luminous flame

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The deposit was a cannel coal very similar to, but somewhat older than, Linton, and the source was a surface mine that was in its last days of operation.
Younger in age than the famous assemblage from the lycopsid stumps at Joggins (Pennsylvanian: Bashkirian: Langsettian), vertebrate fossils from Florence generally are better preserved than those from loggins and more or less coeval with the Linton cannel coal, so that meaningful comparisons between the Florence and Linton assemblages could be made.
In addition to the famous seams of good quality coal which ran throughout the royalties leased by him, valuable seams of cannel coal and fireclay were discovered.
Two are 3 m thick and one 5 m thick, The coal is of similar excellent quality to that at Oreganal but some is cannel coal, which has a rather impervious structure and tends to decrepitate and deflagrate when burned.
Not only was Dawson correct in his observations of the origin of coal, but he clearly grasped what Huxley had not: that coal beds are not homogenous, and that cannel coals have compositions very different from humic coals derived from peat.