torbanite

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torbanite

(ˈtɔːbəˌnaɪt)
n
(Geological Science) a variety of coal from which paraffin oil can be derived. Also called: boghead coal
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It is suggested that these artifacts may have their origin in Alaska, where boghead coal and cannel shales show strikingly similar petrographic features.
Previous examinations of coal artifacts from the Bache Peninsula region of eastern Ellesmere Island, including the analysis of beads and a possible labret, showed that the artifacts consisted of a variety of coal and organic-rich shale types (lignite, boghead coal, cannel shale), some of which could be traced to nearby outcrop exposures (Kalkreuth et al.
In other words, the alginite-rich boghead coal investigated in this study may well be characterized by a depressed reflectance value in the order of 0.