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Ashland Pennsylvania - Anthracite Coal Mine Tour 2017



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Interesting video! Thanks for sharing.
25 years earlier, in 1992, I had the pleasure to be spontaneously invited to visit "Jeff Coal" anthracite mine at Goodspring near Keffers. It was really impressive, but as I was still using analog camera equipment taking underground pictures was unthinkable under the given circumstances. Thus I am glad that your video brings back my sweet memories.
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Thx for sharing!!
My grandfather was a coal miner, 2 of my great grandfathers, and many great uncles and great great uncles were miners in Northeastern PA. My grandpa had many health issues from the mines and 2 of my great great uncles died in mining accidents. I've been in the mines twice on tours and it still amazes me what they and so many men had to take on day to day.
24:03 LOL!!!
Americans have no idea just how just what they are missing today. Coal is the #1 best fuel on the face of this earth.
I believe around 1959 in Kulpmont Pa I walked through the bush and came out at Asland and was lucky to get a ride back at age 12 to Kulpmont Pa.
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.
My grandfather Austria miner was killed by the fall of the top rock while working on Aug 26 1916 one his sons also lost his life in local mines.
During plague years my aunts helped the sick in the school set aside for the sick and none of them caught the plague do to luck or immunity.
That sure was a sweet area of Pa in the 60s.
Great video!! God-Bless all of the coal miners!! I still love the warmth of coal!!You "NEVER" hear the words, I'm cold..
Very interesting. Thank you!
Great video! Anthracite is used as a great filtration media as well.
Coal mine tours. They’ll squeeze every penny out of a mine lol. strap on a back brace , get on your knees and stay there until next shift shows. Good money , but y’all will work for every penny. Good question “is there a future in coal” , short answer is no. Everybody , I mean everybody who didn’t have years of experience got laid off. Today’s mines you’ll see old men running jobs for 18 olds. 80’s and 90’s everybody did great. Not a long term trade anymore. That’s for damn sure.
Great vid
The town should have clay lined the dump especially if it was near a coal vain
Just got back to Florida from a trip to Pa. my grandfather, Noble Smith was the mine superintendent when it was working.. this is a much better video than the one I took. Thank you so much for sharing.
Listen to how the lad with the blue hard hat speaks - perfect example of coal region dialect and accent. I haven't been to the mine tour in 25 - 30 years. Should go back one of these days. My dad and uncles had a little bootleg mine back in the 60s. It was outside the little patch called Merrian just a few miles from Ashland on the way to Mt. Carmel. Spent some fun summers hanging around there playing with the dogs as a small boy. All the little mines had a few guard dogs back then.
This mine tour really opened my eyes to the extremely hard work these miners faced on a daily basis .. not too mention utterly dangerous!
God bless the coal miner's
I would think that buying coal is no different than when a person choses what grades of gas one wants according to the octane content. Many coal mines with high btu content can be mixed with lower btu valued coal from other area coal mines and that coal will sell with no problem. According to the past, epa restrictions seemed to not want to take such mixing into consideration for American coal companies I think, and which kept a lot of the mines closed until Trump these days. Of course that was only a opinion though. But, if we do mix coal, then any certain btu value needed to please EPA regulations should be satisfied reasonably, I would believe. So under that point of view about mixing, coal mine jobs should be able to be obtained for thousands and thousands of people, daily, productively here in America, at this time!
It's Ashland not Ash Land.


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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.