About: Anthracite Coal of PA
March of 2019 I am paying over 6.00 for 40 pound bag of PA Anthracite coal here in Indiana .Heating my home .
P.s. many places around the globe has anthracite Pennsylvania is different from the other places because of the amount of pure anthracite. Pure anthacite has an opalish shine to it and the pennsylvania coal region has about 90% of this high grade coal in the world.
From mount carmel here and you wouldn't be able to burn the stuff laying on the ground like that. The purer the anthracite the more heat and efficiency in your burn. Most mining in my area is close to the main veins because the percentage of coal to rock is high there is too much rock in the stuff shown and would most likely not burn or continuously go out. What a shame is the loss in Centralia. Not only did the town get demolished but the amount of pure anthracite being wasted is mind boggling talking billions of tons and the fire could burn for another 250 years.
I LOVE COAL :) Send me some please.
The creek color of Trump's face
Yes, Anthracite is only found in a very small area of PA, where are you located? I live fairly close to Centralia, and have done lots of off-roading in trevorton and Shamokin.
Thanks for the interesting video. I'm burning anthracite stove coal in my wood/coal boiler right now. Supposed to be near zero tonight! I've had that boiler for about 30 years and still haven't gotten the knack of controlling and burning coal. Wish I could find an online manual for that Jensen boiler. Usually have burned wood but very labor intensive. I'm in Putnam County, NY. The nearby coal yard only sells loose bags on Saturday till 2 these days. I used to get it fairly regularly when they were open all week since there is a plumbing supply house right up the street which I frequent..
We have over fourhundred years old coal mines in UPPER SILESIA and Walbrzych City in Lower Silesia..
I'll buy a load
pay cash if you ever start digging
Every body wants 250 a ton around here
I worked up in Atlas pa in the summer of 2017 and its amazing how depressed it is talking to the older timers who used to work at the breaks.
Pretty nice coal they were burning. Some of that stuff looks like it's top notch.
Just wondering, I'm not going to ask how far your dad's place is or how many hours does it take to get to your dad's place which I don't blame you for.because I like my privatise myself and I don't broadcast anything on utube 🙂 so the simple question is, is it far from your dad's place ? To me it sounds like a days drive ? 🤔
I wonder if you could extract the sulfur from that creek
There is always hope! I grew up visiting Johnstown to see my grandma and the creeks there were all orange too. They've been cleaned up pretty well now. Centralia is pretty cool, A bunch of city blocks with no buildings, and old Rt 61 would be a great post apocalypse movie set.
been watching some of ur videos lately-enjoying even though ur color of paint is wrong color. ha! i like all kind of tractors-oh. i started out working for a coal company back in the summer of 1977, running a loader loading coal onto tri-axles and running a small breaker to mix the coal.
up here where i live we have the soft coal(bituminous) i thought ur kind of coal all laid on its side-unlike ours-never new it laid flat like ours does.
our coal fell off in the early to mid 80's back then, so i went to work driving truck, hauling steel, and van freight. in 2004 i came back home to work in the coal fields again running a cat D-10 and D-11's. MAN WAS NICE TO RUN compared to the old D-9G's. nice video. i will keep checking back in from time to time. thanks for sharing the video
It's not worthless to me! I'd love to get my hands on it!
I'd be hooking up a coal boiler to heat with. That's free heat!
Arkansas has anthracite coal seams in the Arkansas River valley.
Have you seen the movie Silent Hill? If so, you should know it was partially based on the Centralia fire.