East of the Alleghenies the deposits are anthracite, while the bituminous fields occupy the southwestern section of the state.Ed.
The second kind of coal, the sort that is hard and bright, is anthracite.
It is wrong to suppose, says the Coal Control Department, that anthracite is injurious to health.
On the contrary, England will find it advantageous to come to us for our anthracite.
Deposits of this period include the bulk of the world's anthracite and high-grade bituminous coal.
anthracite coal was known in this country only as a hard black rock.
Alaskan coals range in age from Pennsylvanian to Tertiary, and in kind from anthracite to lignite.
I have heard that it is the only place in the world where anthracite has been found.
Five feet of wood or plant may produce about one foot of bituminous coal, or six-tenths of a foot of anthracite.
The total area of the Pennsylvania anthracite field is about 300,000 acres.
"non-bituminous coal," 1812, earlier (c.1600) a type of ruby-like gem described by Pliny, from Latin anthracites "bloodstone, semi-precious gem," from Greek anthrakites "coal-like," from anthrax (genitive anthrakos) "live coal" (see anthrax). Related: Anthractic (adj.).
A hard, shiny coal that has a high carbon content. It is valued as a fuel because it burns with a clean flame and without smoke or odor, but it is much less abundant than bituminous coal. Compare bituminous coal, lignite.