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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.
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Destroying our beautiful planet one greedy person at a time. We were given everything we needed to live well on our planet, sun, wind, soil for crops and clean water. Because of self-interest, unconscionable people we are losing our home.
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.