Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA

Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA

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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
great video from Steve Manning in catlettsburg Kentucky
How come they can leave millions of dollars worth of equipment like bulldozers laying around like that who owns this stuff ?
great investigation...enjoyed your video...Western Canada
Grew up in minersville, really appreciate your time and videos. Takes me back. Would like to discuss other locations with you. Ones nobody else knows about. Father was chief of police in Cass township, and even he didn't know of my discoveries til I showed him.
Looks like you're at the glenn burn it use to be a very large coal mine Google it the buildings ran all the way up the side of the mountain there was also one that the mine itself was still intact but I think they might have bulldozed over it
we should go explore some abandoned places here in Ga
Awesome video. It's cool it's cool to see that some things are still intact up there.
Check this out it maybe help you with the wheel ect I go places like this anorl
around locust dale there is places to explore just be mindful of where you park, i would say park at the end of fire house hill rd. there is a place on the right of the tracks heading west that has a mine opening that water pours out of when it rains hard. and in image 1 where the telephone pole is go north and then east on the path and you will find the base of a structure. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7782699,-76.3788499,167m/data=!3m1!1e3 . 2nd image https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7793663,-76.3761352,268m/data=!3m1!1e3 still going east take the 2nd left heading north walk a bit and you will see a steep slope to your left/west and will see a mine opening in the side of the slope. 3rd image https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7824602,-76.3774086,371m/data=!3m1!1e3 if you remain on the north path, there is a structure to the right/east and from what i can remember it goes way down. and if you keep going up the path it splits, go north and stick to the left and there use to be some buildings up there and a huge mine opening with a sliding door on top of it. i can see the remains of the buildings but not the opening. there has been mining going on in the area in the last few years so it may be active in some parts. and stick to well worn paths. years ago i was up walking a path i used all the time, i had used the day before this day i was walking and 2 large sink holes opened in and area next to the path. after that i walked way around to avoid the sink holes. and if you look at the aerials of the area you will see blue/green water near the paths, years ago the area around the water was extremely steep going to the waters edge, so be careful.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7952441,-76.5638903,477m/data=!3m1!1e3 ..... there was a large building just east of where you were looking, up the mountain.

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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.