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.


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.
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.
I live in shamokin
The Wandering Woodsman does the same place as you did...he is also in PA..great video...Western Canada
Amazing place, love the history, coal helped build America. ;]
Is this the one across from Jack Williams you said about or is there another video?

Coal stock

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


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.