Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA

Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


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I'd really enjoy seeing this. I'm only 20 minutes or so away.
Your video is awesome!  I was born in Shamokin, and used to climb the coal hills when I was a kid.  The mining was strong and they even had mining tours.  Everything you found is really very cool.  Thank you for sharing this!
I go to school there and I have been three
Hi. New fan!! Like to ask you some questions please thx?
go to marsh wood throop mine next to keystone propane
This is my town i commonly go up there
This is where i live
It is a jige for like gold and silver or other things
I've been watching a lot of your videos I really enjoy Pa as well..I can show you a lot of places around the Shamokin Ashland area
A few miles from there is the, almost, abandoned town of Centralia where the coal mine has been burning underground for years.
Do.you have directions ?
I'm sure your blind subscribers appreciate you describing exactly what is shown on camera. Thank you for your inclusiveness.
awesome ruins dude i grew up in coal mining country in central pa many moons ago...but wats great is no graphetti
thats the hoist and hoist house shaft would not be far
There's abandoned mine drainage all over PA...you don't have to go far to find it...
Really good video. Thanks for posting. Amazing that so much is still intact.
do a google search on the whales back you would like that it's in the shamokin area

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.