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Fossil Charcoal: a plant-fossil record preserved by fire

Scott, A. C. and Jones, Timothy Peter 1991. Fossil Charcoal: a plant-fossil record preserved by fire. Geology Today 7 (6) , pp. 214-216. 10.1111/j.1365-2451.1991.tb00806.x

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Small pieces of black organic material are common in many post-Devonian sequences, both sedimentary and volcanic. While many of these are coalified plant fragments, others are fossil charcoal, also known as fusain. Charcoalification preserves exquisite detail of the plant ultra-structure and is best viewed by scanning electron microscopy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0266-6979
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:29

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