Coal is one of the world's most significant mineral resources. We all use coal in one form or another in our lives everyday.
Coking coal is an important ingredient in the production of steelused to make things such as cars, trucks, refrigerators,dishwashers, and bridges.
The electricity that is needed to operate lights, televisions, computers, stereos and fridges is created from thermal coal.
Derivatives of Coal are also important ingredients in plastics, explosives, dyes, ammonia, medicines, aspirin, soap, disinfectant, detergents, cosmetics, synthetic rubber, fertilisers, cement, bricks and tiles.