Talk:channel coal

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So what is it? Equinox 20:29, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

No idea, but I doubt EncycloPetey has made it up, so it's either a rare error, or a 'stub'. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:45, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

I think the main page should make clear the difference between 'channel' coal, 'cannel' coal (or candle coal as I believe it was once called) and what I discovered in a internet search as coal called 'camel' coal. That is cannel coal is a defined term in Britanica, but channel coal is a common use word for (not cannel coal) but coal found on the surface in a 'channel' which could be dug up easily but also (like cannel coal) burned yellow. Channel coal is rocky and not easy starting, whereas cannel coal is defined as 'like beeswax' and easily lit. 'Camel' coal seems to be a descriptive term of size, as in pea sized, and locally 'walnut sized', ie bigger than 'nut' coal, and 'camel' sized to mean the size of a camel's hump (the odd use of the term camel prob as a result of the familiar similar words cannel and channel). RoySheehan 14Oct2010