Biotite, shungite, or obsedian

Rockhound79

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blauer

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Without more information I think it is as Clay says, it's Anthracite coal.
Being from hard-coal county I've seen those type of fractures on black, light weight rocks so many times.
 

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AlanShow

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Without more information I think it is as Clay says, it's Anthracite coal.
Being from hard-coal county I've seen those type of fractures on black, light weight rocks so many times.
Yes, I agree, this find is not shungite. However, recently, everyone is trying to pass off anthracite coal for shungite. They even invented a name for it: Colombian Shungite. This is a big hoax really. However, there are people who are not indifferent and they are trying to expose this hysteria with anthracite, which is passed off as shungite.
 

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It's slag glass. Found a pile of it too and thought it was cool. Just industrial waste though lol.
 

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