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Coal (fuel source)

Is coal an ore?


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August 09, 2008 1:21AM

== An ore would be a rock formation rich enough in particular minerals to be economically excavated and extracted for those particular minerals or elements. The extraction of minerals is not the predominant purpose of coal excavation. The main use of coal is for generation of power through burning. Rather than an ore it is considered a fuel.