Does coal form in veins like gold does?



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    Generally speaking, no. The coal that we currently are mining formed through the accumulation over time of massive amounts of organic material, such as trees and plants, in sedimentary basins with shallow water.  Then this organic layer was covered with thick layers of mud and sand and cut off from oxygen which prevented the areobic decomposition process (which usually occurs on the surface).With the increased teperatures and pressures caused by additional material deposited on top, these layers of plant material transformed into coal. So coal deposits form more in layers than veins.


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