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Alginite is a component of some types of kerogen alongside amorphous organic matter. Alginite consists of organic-walled marine microfossils, distinct from inorganic (silica)-walled microfossils that comprise diatomaceous earth. At least two forms of alignite are distinguishable, "alginite A" (telalginite) and "alginite B" (lamalginite).[1] The "A" form contains morphologically distinguishable microfossils while the "B" form is more amorphous and film-like.


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