A hard compact variety of mineral coal of high luster differing from bituminous coal in containing minimal bitumen in result of which it burns off with an almost non luminous fire The purer specimens comprise almost completely of carbon also known as glimpse coal and blind coal
- a difficult normal coal that burns gradually and gives intense temperature
- A hard, compact number of mineral coal, of large luster, varying from bituminous coal in containing minimum bitumen, in result of which it burns off with an almost non luminous fire. The purer specimens consist very nearly completely of carbon. Also known as look coal and blind coal.
"non-bituminous coal," 1812, previous (c.1600) a form of ruby-like jewel explained by Pliny, from Latin anthracites "bloodstone, semi-precious treasure," from Greek anthrakites "coal-like," from anthrax (genitive anthrakos) "live coal" (see anthrax). Associated: Anthractic (adj.).
(n.) A difficult, small selection of mineral coal, of large luster, varying from bituminous coal in containing minimal bitumen, in consequence of which it burns with a nearly non luminous flame. The purer specimens comprise very nearly completely of carbon. Also called glimpse coal and blind coal.
Both anthracite and bituminous deposits have been found.