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Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA

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Great videos, I live in Pa, been to Centralia many times , need to go back and check out some of the stuff i missed that you show on your videos . In interested in this one , where in Shamokin is this , can you give me a leed to get there , either off 61 or what ever road to the old mines, thanks.
the equipment is just sitting there because equipment operators would train on how to use the equipment properly on roads
You are actually in Coal Township, not Shamokin. There are no coal mines in Shamokin
It takes a lot manpower and $ to build these structures to mine....What do you think would be a percentage of cost to mine versus the profits of mining?
The whaleback is a cool coal formation
what road did you take to reach this area?
I used to deliver the liquor stores in that area.Always wanted to explore the area,I'm fascinated by the coal mining history of our area.I really enjoy your channel
It's cool how you use a cool word like cool to cooley describe all the cool things that you saw on your cool walk at that cool coal mine. Perhaps you might find another adjective to use.
No wonder my Pop worked in the old mines, he was born in Shamokin, PA in 1913. Sure enjoyed the Mines he took me thru back in the 60s.
Dare you to take a shot every time he says "cool."
One of the tunnels is collapsed behind my house
My summer of 1959 was spent at my aunt house in Kulpmont Pa . which is close to Shamokin PA. I was told to stay out of the old mines so I only went in the entrance of the solid rock mines and avoided all those timber mines entrances.
As a kid of 12 I had a hell of a good time checking out those old mines around Kulpmont Pa.
It is still hard to believe that 180,000 people worked in those hard coal mines during those good times.
In Kulpmont Pa.during the 60s less then a quarter mile behind Ash st and behind a kids park there were dozens of open square shaft vents or exits from the mines below.
There were so many mines your eyes never left the path in fear you might fall in and never be seen again.
During the 80s a young couple were driving back there and drove right into a mine one night sad.
Most of the people that lived in Kulpmont Pa . during the 1960s came from the same area in Europe around the Ukraine.
Yes, go to Eckley !
You have to explore ,our coal mines in Silesia.
Much older and bigger,than those in Pennsylvania...
If that was the cable hoist you were standing by, does that mean there was a vertical shaft beneath it or was this a horizontal hoist? Is there a safety risk if there was a shaft imedeatly below there? I couldn't tell from what was left of the structure which direction (vertical/horizontal the loading was applied to the hoist. Anyone know?
That's awesome!!! I wonder what kinda story's would of come out of this place🙂
Thanks for sharing life with enthusiasm awesome video
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!

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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.


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.