Periodic Table Poster   My periodic table poster is now available!Periodic Table PosterPeriodic Table PosterPeriodic Table Poster
3D3DReally big lumps of coal.
This massive piece of sculpture is eleven dollars worth of eastern Kentucky's finest big block anthracite coal. It weighs a bit over 200 pounds and as I write this my back is telling me I should have asked for help lifting it up onto the stack of two NeXT cubes it's sitting on. (NeXT cubes make good display stands for all sorts of things, and since they are made of magnesium, they are especially appropriate in an element collection.)
People say you can find fossils in coal, but I haven't seen any in these blocks. Unless of course you count the fact that the whole thing is one big fossil, hence the term fossil fuel.
Source: Coal Dealer
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 24 November, 2003
Price: $11
Size: 30"
Purity: >85%