Origin of ligniteFr: see ligneous and -ite
a usually soft, brownish-black coal in which the texture of the original wood can often still be seen: in the process of coalification it represents the intermediate stage in density and amount of carbon between peat and bituminous coal
A soft, brownish-black coal in which the alteration of vegetable matter has proceeded further than in peat but not as far as in bituminous coal. Also called brown coal .
- A low-grade, brownish-black coal
- Lignite is the main natural resource of Thailand.
From Latin lignum n (“firewood") + -ite
- Brown coal, or lignite, occurs principally in Victoria.
- The other minerals found are silver, lead, copper, magnesium and lignite coal.
- French lignite comes for the most part from the department of BOuches-du-Rhne (near Fuveau).
- Types, may be distinguished, and these, with the two extremes of brown coal or lignite and anthracite, form a perfectly continuous series.
- The development of French coal and lignite mining in the i9th century, together with records of prices, which rose considerably at the end of the period, is set forth in the table below: