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1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Lignite is a soft brownish coal which shows traces of plants and is intermediate between bituminous coal and peat
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
France
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From French, Latin lignum wood + -ite1
1.4 Class
Sedimentary Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Soft Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Not Applicable
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Lignite

Lignite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Lignite in general, Lignite is a soft brownish coal which shows traces of plants and is intermediate between bituminous coal and peat. Lignite comes under Sedimentary Rocks. All Sedimentary Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Lignite Definition, know more about the History of Lignite, Etymology of Lignite in next sections.

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