Cannel Coal

Image shows a sample of cannel coal on a rock background

Detailed Description

Cannel coal is a type of bituminous coal that is also sometimes referred to as a type of oil shale. It's name likely came from the word "candle." Cannel coal was once used as a source for kerosene. Read more about our coal research here: https://www.usgs.gov/centers/cersc/science/us-coal-resources-and-reserves-assessment

Details

Image Dimensions: 3008 x 2000

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Location Taken: Reston, VA, US