Punch,  53 (1867), 113.

A Black but Bright Future for Ireland



News-Commentary, Drollery


Economic Geology, Geology, Nationalism, Energy

    Discusses a report in the Mechanics' Magazine which argues that coal is in the process of being formed from peat and that other 'mineral substances are now in the process of development'. Suggests that by the time the English coal supply is exhausted, the Irish peat may have 'turned into Irish coal', thus making the Emerald Isle the 'Isle of Black Diamonds'.

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