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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.
About: B&M N Scale coal train
Season's greetings, Alan! That was an great motive power consist rolling by, followed by quite a long row of cars that it pulled. The entire train looked spectacular! Thanks for sharing it on YouTube! -from Tom Pilling
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.