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Article Title

The Origin of Fusain

Document Type

Research

Abstract

35. The origin

Fusain has been described by various workers as a black, dull, fibrous, friable charcoal-like material which readily breaks down to dust and exhibits a cellular structure when examined microscopically. According to White (1926, p. 267) fusain or as it has been known to others; mother of coal, mineral charcoal, carbonized wood, fusit, or faserkohle is composed of all kinds of woody material and occurs in post-Devonian coals and in sediments of all kinds.

Publication Date

1952

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

59

Issue

1

First Page

296

Last Page

301

Copyright

© Copyright 1952 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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