Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What can Mt St Helens tell us about Coal Formation?

Yesterday we mentioned that it has been 30 years since Mt. St. Helens erupted.

And we noted that the eruption provided many clues and insights into such things as the formation of the Grand Canyon, how long it takes (or doesn’t take) to make rock layers, and more.

Well, today, let’s look at one of the “and more” things.

Specifically, Coal Formation.

An informative article was written only 3 years after the eruption.  But, already, in that short period of time, significant information was being discovered about how coal is formed.

Interested?  Then, HERE’S THE LINK.