Sample ID: Elkhorn #3 seam Appalachian high volatile A bituminous coal, eastern Kentucky
Maceral Group: Inertinite
Maceral Type: Micrinite
Magnification: As given
Objective: 50x oil
Retarder Plate: Out
Important Features: The fine-grained material is micrinite.
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Description: The fine grained material is micrinite. It is characterized by its high reflectance and very fine size. In this example, the forms outlined by the fine particles are similar to sporinite and the micrinite may be derived from altered sporinite.