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coal

transporting coal

Coal needs to be transported from where ever it is used. Coal is heavy and bulky to carry. transporting it by road or by air would cost to much. So coal is carried by ships trains which is slower but cheaper.

coal

Coal is a hard black mineral that is mostly found underground. It is used all over the world as a source of energy. Coal is also used as a raw material to make steel and other products.

Coal in the past

People as been using coal for thousands of years. The Chinese were probably the first to use coal. They burned it as a fuel more than three thousand years ago. Other people such as Hopi Indians of north America also used coal.

using coal today

Coal is used as a source of energy. Over half the worlds coal is burned to make electricity. It is also used to make heat energy for industry. Coal is burned in overs forges and kilns.

Coal mining today

Coal is mined both underground and near the surface. Machines work deep underground to drill the coal. It is than taken to the surface by elevators. Giant diggers are used to mine the surface coal

How coal is formed

Coal is a fossil fuel like oil and gas. It is made from the remains of ancient plants. Over millions of years the plants have changed into coal. Some coal was formed even before dinosaurs roamed the earth.

what is coal

Coal is a hard black mineral that is mostly found underground. It is used all over the world as a source of energy. Coal is also used as a raw material to make steel a other products.

finding coal

Coal is found in layers in the ground called seams. Coal seams can be bent or shift by movements in the earths crust. Some coal seams have risen right up to the earths surface. Other coal seams are found buried deep underground.