Iridescent Anthracite (?)

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Post by Greenleaf » Wed. Feb. 07, 2024 6:29 pm

First time I've noticed this. Blue, Green, Purple highlights on my black rocks. Reminds me of rain water highlights of same colors on the ground at a fuel station when fuel and water is present.

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Post by Hambden Bob » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 2:17 am

I think Our "Ad Hoc Honorary Historian" Jack will be able to fill You in on "Rainbow Coal"..!!

 
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Post by freetown fred » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 12:30 pm

Yup, RAINBOW indeed---very pretty. Jack gave me a good sized chunk at our infamous Meet & Greet back when. :)

 
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Post by Greenleaf » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 12:43 pm

freetown fred wrote:
Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 12:30 pm
Yup, RAINBOW indeed---very pretty. Jack gave me a good sized chunk at our infamous Meet & Greet back when. :)
This is from a particular mine or common place for Anthracite?

 
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Post by Rob R. » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 1:01 pm

Also known as “peacock”


 
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Post by freetown fred » Thu. Feb. 08, 2024 5:29 pm

Pretty common G.

 
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Post by Den034071 » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 9:19 am

Guys that coal is extremely rare .Terms are Rainbow or Peacock coal .jack.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 4:47 pm

Den034071 wrote:
Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 9:19 am
Guys that coal is extremely rare .Terms are Rainbow or Peacock coal .jack.
Why is it rare, Jack?

 
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Post by warminmn » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 6:13 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 4:47 pm
Why is it rare, Jack?
Because there isnt much around :lol:

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 9:23 pm

warminmn wrote:
Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 6:13 pm
Because there isnt much around :lol:
Killing me, Smalls! :lol:


 
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Post by gaw » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 10:05 pm

Here are some big chunks used as decoration, St Claire, PA.
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Post by Greenleaf » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 10:12 pm

gaw wrote:
Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 10:05 pm
Here are some big chunks used as decoration, St Claire, PA.20220729_120548.jpg20220729_120557.jpg
Amazing 👏 🙀 😯

 
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Post by hank2 » Fri. Feb. 09, 2024 11:41 pm

Pretty looking stuff! I still have a couple pieces that Jack gave me last year. I think I had posted about it a couple of times, many years back, but I once had several 55 gal. drums full of peacock coal. It was part of an estate clean out of an old railroad man. They would scoop up a little spillage. I burned it, not really knowing how scarce it was. Nearly no volatiles, took a whole lot of air and burned a very long time. Super hard Anthracite, not light it with a match, western middle and western southern field coal. I was told it was steel industry met Anthracite, don't know if that's correct. I think they call that ultra high-quality Anthracite, like they mine in British Columbia. Must have been some real deep mined coal.

 
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Post by Hoytman » Thu. Feb. 15, 2024 8:22 pm

I just finished burning some Lehigh nut that had some pieces in it like that. Very pretty indeed.

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