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19:53 Sep 10, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: hulla bituminosa
"Los principales productos de exportación de este país son el oro, el banano y la hulla bituminosa".
Antonio Pea

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5Bituminous (soft coal)
Andrea Wells
5bituminous coalAtacama



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bituminous coal

Ref: Diccionario para Ingenieros by Louis Robb.

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Bituminous (soft coal)

Hola Antonio:

Te mando el contexto donde encontré tu duda.

...Coal has either a dull or shiny luster and is divided into three main grades: anthracite (hard coal),"bituminous (soft coal)", and lignite...

Geologists estimate that it took about 10 feet of leaves, tree trunks, and other organic matter to produce a one-foot layer of coal. The first stage in the transformation of decaying plant material into coal is the development of peat. Following long intervals of time, peat is transformed into lignite (brown coal) and eventually into bituminous coal. Had Kansas coal undergone even more heat and pressure, it might have become anthracite.

Espero te ayude,


Andrea Wells
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