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Cutinite is a liptinite maceral formed from terrestrial plant cuticles, and often found in coal deposits. It is classified as a Type II kerogen.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Unicorns in the Garden of Good and Evil: Part 2 - Coal" by E R Crain, Can Soc Petrol Geol Reservoir, Dec 2010, Vol 37, issue 11, pages 21-26
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Cutinite is a coal maceral of Liptinite group of Macerals derived from waxy outer coating of leaves, roots, and stems. Cutinite is Hydrogen rich and it fluoresces under UV light.