Life in West Virginia Coal Mines

Life in West Virginia Coal Mines

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Life in West Virginia Coal Mines

They are one group of very good and honest hard-working people !!!
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My Grandfather, & some uncles from down home in W Va worked the deep mines & also some of em also worked the strip mines too. Last I knew my Cousin Dave's son Dave is working the deep mine now. My Uncle Bill died with black lung, God Bless all of them RIP.
This song and film really moved me. I am glad that my dad did not work the mines his whole life. He was called to God's service while still in his thirties. He was my hero, my champion my whole life. God bless all the miners that gave their lives to their lives to the mines.
My Daddy worked 40 year in the mines. Never wanted me to go in, but I spent 8 years underground. Hard working men that taught a boy  (18 at the time) how to stay alive, I'll never forget the lessons I was taught deep underground.!!!!
Having a grandfather, father and husband who have worked inside the coal mines, this song really touched my heart. We have lost several friends and loved ones in coal mining accidents and hope that nobody ever has to experience that ever again. Thanks Dierks for a song well sung.
Pretty good my grandpa worked those mines before and after the war

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.