Peat

Image shows a sample of peat against a rock background

Detailed Description

Peat is the precursor to coal. It's made up of decayed plant materials or other organic matter that, over time, can undergo heat and pressure to become lignite. Read more about our coal resources 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