stone coal

1) A term for any hard variety of coal, especially anthracite (OED).

1690 the stone at 4s 6d a yard and the rest at 3s 4d a yard

1710 began at Moore to sinke at the Stone Coale, Farnley

1819 a bed of stone coal about 20 yds from the surface which is four feet thick, Birstall.

places Farnley Birstall
dates 1690 1819

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