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Pliocene Lignite Coal from BEN Village
Pliocene Lignite Coal from BEN Village
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Title: Pliocene Lignite Coal from BEN Village

Description: Closeup of Pliocene lignite coal from a Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) village in Serbia. Lignite is low rank, or relatively unaltered (soft, or "brown") coal, and is characterized by a brownish color and appearance that often resembles wood. This lignite releases copious amounts of dissolved organic substances into groundwater.

Location: Serbia

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Photographer Organization: U.S. Geological Survey


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Related to the USGS CoreCast, Episode 103 on Coal and Human Health.

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Type: JPEG image - 2.07 MB
Dimensions: 2560 x 1920
Resolution: 72 dpi

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