An unconsolidated deposit of semicarbonized plant remains in a watersaturated environment, such as a bog or fen, and of persistently high moisture content (at least 75%). It is an early stage or rank in the development of coal; carbon content is about 60% and oxygen content is about 30% (moisture-free). Structures of the vegetal matter may or may not be seen depending on the degree of organic matter degradation. When dried, peat burns freely.
Category: Analysed material
The different kinds of sample material collected in the field have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “till”, “soil”, “vegetation”. Taken from the “Sample_Types_SHARED” database table.
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