How Does Coal Form?

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Coal forms after plant materials are buried under sediments. Over years the materials become compacted. Heat and pressure eventually turn the material to coal. You can find more information here: http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0701/es0701page01.cfm?chapter_no=07
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Coal forms underground from plants that are compressed and changed from heat and pressure for long periods of time. Most coal was formed approximately 300 million years ago.
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From the pressure of overlying sediments squeezing the water out of ancient plant remains.
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Coal and other fossil fuels are formed from decaying material, usually left over
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Coal comes from a process called coalification. During this process peat which is plant parts, roots, bark, spores and other things decay. The peat becomes compact and buried by sediment. This is the first step to coal formation. You can find more information here: http://www.minepermits.ky.gov/miningeducation/coal_formation.htm
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