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Eisco Anthracite Coal Specimen (Metamorphic Rock), Approx. 1" (3cm)

SKU ESNG0053
  • Anthracite coal sample approximately 1" (3cm) in size
  • Denser than bituminous coal, with a higher proportion of carbon
  • Perfect size for use in classroom identification labs and exercises, correlates well to Next Generation Science Standards Evidence Statements
  • Students can get a close look at a material that powers the world
  • Specimen comes in clear labeled and barcoded bag for ideal storage
  • Average Specimen Size - 2-3 cm

Coal is formed in anoxic environments from compressed organic matter, and is used worldwide as a fuel source. Anthracite coal is bright and reflective, indicative of the intense heat and pressure required to form it. Anthracite coal often has a favorable purity ratio, containing mostly organic material and relatively few impurities.

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