• PA. Historical Coal Mining Pictures

    Old Stereo Viewer Stereo Image Photographs Antique stereoview camera can been seen at

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  • Reading Anthracite Coal - Pottsville, Pennsylvania

    The Reading Anthracite Company is a leader in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal industry and a source for energy, carbon, and media products and solutions.

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  • Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down ...

    Last coal breaker built during historic era of anthracite mining coming down in Mahanoy City.

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  • Coal Region - Official Site

    Nostalgia, dialect, recipes, etc. of the Coal Region of Eastern Pennsylvania

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  • Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum | Serving the ...

    The Anthracite Heritage Museum serves the educational needs of the public regarding the story of hard coal mining, its related industries, and the immigrant culture of northeastern Pennsylvania.

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  • The Underground Miners Website

    Abandoned Coal Mine Research and Mine Equipment Restoration.

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  • Coal mining | Britannica.com

    Coal mining: Coal mining, extraction of coal deposits from the surface of Earth and from underground. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth. Its predominant use has always been for producing heat energy.

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  • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train – Your Anthracite ...

    GPS: 2001 Walnut St. Mailing: 19th & Oak Sts. Ashland, Pennsylvania, 17921 email 570-875-3850

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  • Coal Mining & Land Reclamation - Reading Anthracite Coal

    The Reading Anthracite Company is a leader in Pennsylvania's anthracite coal industry and a source for energy, carbon, and media products and solutions.

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  • The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania

    A Review of St. Michael's First 100 Years: In 1881, six men accepted the invitation of Mr. Eckley B. Coxe, a coal operator, to come to Pennsylvania to work in the anthracite "hard coal" mines. These men were Slovaks-the firs

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  • Anthracite Coal Fuel

    Anthracite Coal Fuel. Burn Time Enterprises offers Rice, Pea and Nut anthracite coal products from Blaschak. Anthracite is one of natures cleanest burning solid fossil fuels and carbon sources known to man.

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  • ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

    Coal is a rock that burns. It is found in two principal types: bituminous and anthracite. Bituminous coal, which is also called soft coal, has a significantly lower proportion of combustible carbon than anthracite coal, which is harder and is often called hard coal.

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  • Pennsylvania Mining History

    Pennsylvania Mining History: Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania's bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh.

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  • ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

    By the Civil War era, coal was king in the United States. Success and prosperity, however, were not shared by all in the anthracite region. The new and often rough-hewn coal communities that sprouted up during the anthracite boom became rigidly defined places, where elite and often arrogant coal operators built magnificent Victorian mansions ...

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  • Jeddo Coal Company : Coal Mining, Anthracite, Hazleton, PA

    The people that make up Jeddo Coal Company have a long history in the Pennsylvania anthracite industry.

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  • Home - ARIPPA

    What is ARIPPA? Organized in 1989, the Appalachian Region Independent Power Producers Association (ARIPPA) is a non-profit trade association comprised of independent electric power producers, environmental remediators, and service providers located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia that use coal refuse as a primary fuel to generate electricity.

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  • History of coal mining in the United States - Wikipedia

    1800s. At the start of the 19th century, coal mining was almost all bituminous coal.In 1810, 176,000 short tons of bituminous coal were mined in the US, versus 2,000 tons of anthracite.

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  • How is coal formed? - Kentucky Coal Education

    How is coal formed? The environments or conditions under which these coals were formed: anthracite coal, bituminous coal, lignite? Coal formed millions of years ago when the earth was covered with huge swampy forests where plants - giant ferns, reeds and mosses - grew.

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  • Pennsylvania Northern Coal Field

    Encyclopedic reference of Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field. Use one of the selections below to generate a tabular report of mining activities of the Northern Field.

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  • PA State Archives - RG-45 - Anthracite Accident Registers ...

    Links to PDF versions of Pennsylvania coal mine accident registers, providing documentation on mining accidents for the commonwealth's anthracite and bituminous coal districts, are listed above.

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  • Anthracite | mineral | Britannica.com

    Anthracite: Anthracite, the most highly metamorphosed form of coal. It contains more fixed carbon (86 percent or greater on a dry, ash-free basis) than any other form of coal and the least amount of volatile matter (14 percent or less on a dry, ash-free basis), and it has calorific values near 35 megajoules

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  • Anthracite - Wikipedia

    Anthracite, often referred to as hard coal, is a hard, compact variety of coal that has a submetallic luster.It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest energy density of all types of coal except for graphite and is the highest ranking of coal.

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