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Notes on the origin of inertinite macerals in coals: Observations on the importance of fungi in the origin of macrinite

International Journal of Coal Geology

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DOI: 10.1016/j.coal.2009.08.006

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Abstract

Macrinite is a, generally, rare inertinite maceral, often incorporating remnants and fragments of other macerals, including vitrinite, liptinite, and other inertinite. The associated inertinites include multiple forms of funginite. Funginite is also commonly found in association with vitrinite of slightly elevated reflectance and with degraded varieties of vitrinite. Together with the highly degraded macrinite, the latter two associations are here inferred to be part of a continuum of fungal and microbial degradation of peat. In any case, the origin of some macrinite is potentially distinct from that of inertinite generated by fire. ?? 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Notes on the origin of inertinite macerals in coals: Observations on the importance of fungi in the origin of macrinite
Series title:
International Journal of Coal Geology
DOI:
10.1016/j.coal.2009.08.006
Volume
80
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
135
Last page:
143
Number of Pages:
9