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Anthracite Rock

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Definition of Anthracite. Anthracite Definition </> More »
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Definition of Anthracite. Definition
Anthracite is a type of sedimentary rock which is hard and is variety of coal that has high luster
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Anthracite. Anthracite Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Anthracite is available. Anthracite Color
Black, Brown, Dark Brown, Grey, Light to Dark Grey
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Visual Appearance of Anthracite. Appearance
Veined or Pebbled
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Uses of Anthracite in architecture and construction industry. Anthracite Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Anthracite. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Anthracite which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Not Yet Used
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Industrial uses of Anthracite. Industry
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Uses of Anthracite in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Steel Production
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Types of Anthracite. Anthracite Types </> More »
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Types of Anthracite. Types
Semi-anthracite and Meta-anthracite
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Absent
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Formation of Anthracite. Formation of Anthracite </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Anthracite. Composition
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Mineral content of Anthracite. Mineral Content
Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals
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Compound content of Anthracite. Compound Content
Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulphur
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Thermal and physical properties of Anthracite. Properties of Anthracite </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Anthracite. Physical Properties of Anthracite
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
1-1.5
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Cracking or breaking of Anthracite. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Anthracite when powdered. Streak
Black
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Anthracite
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
1.32 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Anthracite against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Water Resistant
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Reserves of Anthracite. Anthracite Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Anthracite in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Anthracite Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Anthracite in Asian continent. Asia
Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam
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Deposits of Anthracite in African continent. Africa
Botswana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania
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Deposits of Anthracite in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Anthracite Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Anthracite in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

Information about Anthracite

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Anthracite Uses. We have provided you with all information about Anthracite rock here. Anthracite is a type of sedimentary rock which is hard and is variety of coal that has high luster. Anthracite is available in black, brown, dark brown, grey, light to dark grey colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Anthracite is black. Get to know more about Anthracite rock and characteristics of Anthracite rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Anthracite

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Anthracite are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Anthracite is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Anthracite plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Anthracite is 1-1.5 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Anthracite rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is 1.32 kJ/Kg K. Anthracite is heat resistant, water resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Not yet used.
  • Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Steel production.

Know more about Anthracite rock in the next section.

More About Anthracite

Anthracite is a type of Metamorphic Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Anthracite rock is available in black, brown, dark brown, grey, light to dark grey colors. It is Veined or Pebbled in appearance. The Anthracite mineral content includes Calcite, Clay, Clay Minerals. Its compound content includes Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulphur. Let’s move on to the types of Anthracite. The types of Anthracite include Semi-anthracite and Meta-anthracite. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Anthracite belongs to Metamorphic Rocks, fossils are not found in it.