Abandoned Coal Mining Remains - Glen Burn Colliery - Shamokin Pa





Abandoned Coal Mining Remains - Glen Burn Colliery - Shamokin Pa



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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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About: Abandoned Coal Mining Remains - Glen Burn Colliery - Shamokin Pa


Please note: the area with the heavy equipment and conveyors is still in active use. The owners ask that people refrain from going on that section of the property.
Great find and video.
As a 12 year old kid from NY I had hell of a good time checking out those old mines during the 1959 summer in Kulpmont Pa.
There tons of fossils on those slate hills as I collected what I could carry out.
In Kulpmont Pa.during 1959 less then a quarter mile behind Ash st and behind a kids park there were dozens of open square shaft vents or exits from the mines below.
There were so many open shaft mines your eyes never left the path in fear you might fall in and never be seen again.
During the summer of 1959 at my aunt house in kulpmont Pa there was talk about how hot the basement floor was at the high school at the end of the town from a coal fire also this is just a few miles from Centralia while Shamokin Pa is 2 miles the other direction.
1888 that is cool
This Mine was DOOMED from the start! As they continued to dig out the hillside the more it became unstable! The whole mine then caved in on it self. The rock formation proves this.
my old stomping grounds
Great video!  I am from Shamokin, and as kids, we used to climb the coal hills.  My parents would have killed us had they known...lol.  The hills had burn pockets where the coal was actually on fire underground.  No vegetation grew around those spots, and you could see smoke coming up out of the ground.  Coyotes howled in the distance.
Spectacular shots with the drone..beautiful. What could justify leaving all that expensive equipment plus tons of scrap iron ? Makes no sense to me. Another awesome video !
I Can't believe you went in there . Is there a coal miner in your family tree somewhere ? You seem to be a natural . Watching your video is the only way I'll ever see inside a coal mine. Thank you for another adventure JPV.
Hello JP. watching pt, one and two, Was watching pt three earlier. So watching 1 and 2 first, Nice videos as usual,
Think, millions of $$$$$$ spent for all the metals and equipment they could have recycled. Amazing just sitting there wasted.
Another fascinating adventure what I love about it you grant to educate your viewer. I truly enjoy your video I learned so much when you narrates the different parts of the machineries. Thanks again JP.
I've been in there so many times you could go up the steps 7:44 it's really fun playing hide and seek all there a bunch of people hide and two people seek
Btw also the equipment is not abandoned they still use and there is still power In them
Btw it’s all collapsed now
I went there with my dad we found it on accident
So quiet now. I can only imagine the sounds in its day. Amazing
Well built. Still up after all these years . Glad you have historical photos and data of the place
OMG! Dude, PLEASE don't post mine names and locations. It's bad enough to upload anonymous videos. A) you risk drawing people to the mine who don't know what they're doing or will trash it B) you also risk getting the mine reported and sealed up, which ruins it for fellow explorers like me. Also, if you ever go in an abandoned coal mine again, please bring either a gas detector or miner's flame safety lamp. Black damp is a gas present in coal mines which can overcome you and kill you rapidly. It's extremely important to never go in a mine without some kind of lamp or detector. Good luck in the future.


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Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.

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Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.