Exploring the abandoned Lykens-Williamstown coal Mine

Exploring the abandoned Lykens-Williamstown coal Mine

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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Love your videos but you really need to get yourself a good flashlight, like a good LED.
I carry a stream light flashlight
You should revisit this location with your new lighting.
I use Fenix flashlights and ThruNite flashlights. Two are affixed to my helmet and I hand-carry a third one. They really light up the abandoned mine tunnels! This was a cool mine, but too bad your lights couldn't illuminate the vertical shaft that you said was back there.That light you had was 3000 lumens? Hard to believe. My Fenix PD32 lights are 900 lumens on the Turbo setting, and they would've done a much better job at lighting up that tunnel you were in. Go get some Fenix lights or ThruNite lights!
Yep, small flashlight is no use to anyone trying to see in the video.
Hope to see more in later ones.
where is this location? I live near lykens.
do you have the coordinates for this would like to check it out
keep up the great work
HOLY CRAP. That entry has extremely bad back. See the large rock fragments on the floor? That means danger. You also need to watch out for gases; unventilated coal mines can knock you out in under a minute unless you're using SCBA, rebreathers, or whichever.
nice video man i like to explore abandoned places too! checkout my channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_1baIK00DAhnfftIbI1rw maybee we could collab
I had written to you before when you posted your Williamstown Tunnel video. Here is a link to a page on Williamstown history. We do appreciate your explorations and your videos. https://www.facebook.com/Williamstown-PA-My-Hometown-1514282398901801/timeline
This is the air shaft for the Big Lick Colliery. The large fan was bolted to the opening through which you entered. The steep rock wall immediately in front of this opening is a subsidence into the mine below. Directly below this down the mountain is Big Lick Tunnel, which was the main haulage and water level drainage tunnel.

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.