Plate illustrates tree trunks discovered in coal mines. With coal originating from decayed vegetation, coal samples can include remnants of tree trunks, branches, leaves, and fruit.
This plate is from John Howard Appleton's (1844-1930) Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals, published in 1884. Intended as an introduction to the study of chemistry, this volume contains illustrations throughout the text including color plates. Color plates have been digitized along with a selection of illustrations.
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Appleton, John Howard. “Figure 62: Tree Trunks Discovered in Coal Mines.” Chemistry, Developed by Facts and Principles Drawn Chiefly from the Non-Metals. Providence, Rhode Island: Providence Lithograph Company, 1884. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/4td5043.
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