Sample ID: Elkhorn #3 seam Appalachian high volatile A bituminous coal, eastern Kentucky
Maceral Group: Liptinite
Maceral Type: Sporinite
Magnification: As given
Objective: 50x oil
Retarder Plate: Out
Important Features: A dark sporinite maceral in the center of the field.
High Resolution Image (300 dpi)
Description: The dark folded structure in the center of the field is a typical megaspore. It shows the characteristic flattened-sphere structure resulting in a bilateral symmetry around a central fissure. The much smaller dark bodies are microspores with less developed symmetry.