Origin of anthraciteClassical Greek anthrakitis, kind of coal from anthrax, coal
a shiny black, hard, metamorphic coal that contains a low percentage of volatile matter and burns with a smokeless flame: also called hard coal
A dense, shiny coal that has a high carbon content and little volatile matter and burns with a clean flame. Also called hard coal .
Origin of anthraciteProbably ultimately from Greek anthrakitis a kind of coal from anthrax anthrak- charcoal
From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀνθρακῖτις (anthrakitis, “a kind of coal”), from ἄνθραξ (anthrax, “charcoal”)
- Anthracite coal is found in the neighbourhood.
- Thus the semi 'anthracitic coals of South Wales are known as " dry " or " steam coals," being especially valuable for use in marine steam-boilers, as they burn more readily than anthracite and with a larger amount of flame, while giving out a great amount of heat, and practically without producing smoke.
- There are, however, several striking exceptions, as for instance in the anthracite from Peru, given in Table I., which contains more than io% of sulphur, and yields but a very small percentage of a white ash.
- Anthracite coal is mined here; there are railway repair and machine-shops; and among the borough's manufactures are hosiery, silk goods, underwear and adding machines.
- The borough is finely situated in the Wyoming Valley among the rich anthracite coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania, and its inhabitants are chiefly engaged in the coal industry; in 1906 and 1907 (when it shipped 24,081,4 9 1 tons) Luzerne county shipped more anthracite coal than any other county in Pennsylvania.