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A black, soft, friable bituminous-coal which closely resembles charcoal.
i. A coal lithotype characterized macroscopically by its silky luster, fibrous structure, friability, and black color. It occurs in strands or patches and is soft and dirty where not mineralized. Its characteristic microlithotype is fusite. Obsolete syn. motherham.
Synonym of: Charcoal, mother of coal
Compare with: Vitrain, clarain, durain
ii. Coal material having the appearance and structure of charcoal. It is friable, sooty, generally high in ash content, and consists mainly of fusite.

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