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What is the Coal Vein ?

  1. Dec 23, 2003 #1
    What is the "Coal Vein"?

    I've just heard this term, and am almost completely ignorant as to its meaning. What is the defintion of the "coal vein"? Where is it found?

    Any information (or a link) about the "coal vein" is appreciated.
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  3. Dec 23, 2003 #2


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    I've heard the term "vein" relating to minerals before. I believe it is due to fissures forming in old hard rock, and mineral rich sedimentation filling the cracks. I have no backing for this, it is just the way I always imagined it.

  4. Dec 23, 2003 #3


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    Here is a database of Pennsylvania Coal Veins:


    There also seems to be a town in North Dakota, Burning Coal Vein.

  5. Dec 30, 2003 #4
    Any more information?
  6. Dec 31, 2003 #5


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    You can find the location of coal veins here: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dms_apps/anthracite3.asp?vein=Zero
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