What does coal look like in the ground?

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    Bituminous coal is dark and shiny, yet fairly soft rock. It appears in “seams” in the ground, some of which are very large. Here is a picture of someone working in a coal mine, surrounded by coal:

     

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    Coal grows in what miners call “seams”, which are layers in the surrounding rock.  Here’s a photo of a coal seam in Colorado:

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