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Anthracite Coal Antarctica [67897]

Brand : Sciencemall-USA

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Antarctica has long been of interest to adventurers, explorers, and geologists - as it is the coldest, windiest, and driest continent on Earth. In 1962, a group of geologists went down to Antarctica in search of coal. They blasted their way into a coal bed at Terrace Ridge, near Mt. Schopf, named after James Morton Schopf, a paleobotanist, palynologist, and coal geologist.
Mt. Schopf is located in the Ohio Range, near Discovery Ridge, and part of the Trans-Antarctic Mountains. The Ohio Range forms the northeast end of the Horlick Mountains.

The coal from the Dirty Diamond Mine served well as a scientific study for researching the grade and economic potential of mining in Antarctica during the 1960s. Presently several international Antarctica Treaties are protecting Antarctica and its resources. The treaty was signed in 1991 and "explicitly bans any extraction activity relating to mineral resources, except for scientific purposes after that time."

This anthracite coal specimen is from the Dirty Diamond mine in Antarctica, and was collected in the 1960's. 

Size: 38 mm H X 22mm W X 10mm D

Ships with protective case, information, tag, tag stand, and Certificate of Authenticity. The acrylic display base and photo cube are not included.

Here is an extremely rare opportunity to own a coal specimen from one of Earth's most extreme localities.
This anthracite coal from Antarctica was legally obtained in a materials trade with a scientific institution.


This material was legally obtained and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity.