Forms of carbon, 1869.
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actual image size: 19cm x 32cm

Forms of carbon, 1869.

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Crystallized diamond (carbon); graphite or plumbago; anthracite (stone coal); iridescent or peacock coal; schistose or slate coal; perfect lignite or jet; imperfect lignite or fossil-wood; turf or peat. Illustration from 'Underground life, or, Mines and miners' by Louis Simonin (1830-1886), published in London in 1869.

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