block coal

block coal

[′bläk ‚kōl]
(mining engineering)
A bituminous coal that breaks into large lumps or cubical blocks.
Coal that passes over 5-, 6-, and 8-inch (127-, 152-, and 203-millimeter) block screens; used in smelting iron.
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The receipt of the Mine Permit and Coal Processing Plant Approval completes the transfer process initiated in November 2010 following the acquisition of the McLeod River North Block and Z Block coal properties that completed in October 2010.
The base of the Lower Block Coal separates the Brazil Formation above from the Mansfield Formation below.
In some wells, the interval from Upper to Lower Block Coal is continuous limestone.