X-ray radiography reveals many compositional and textural differences that are overlooked by conventional procedures of coal analysis. Coals of all rank display a variety of organic and inorganic fabric elements that supply information on the sedimentological history of the peaty sediment, subsequent compaction, and authigenic mineral formation. This technique provides a detailed visual record that is well suited for studying lithotype variability.

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