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Quintette Mine Documentary

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Quintette Mine Documentary

Pretty cool video, lived In TR from the mid 80’s until 1997, my dad Dave was a heavy duty mechanic at Quintette right up until the day the mine shut down. Think I’m gonna have to take the qaud up the old hill for a tour. Next time I make it back there.
Loved watching this video. I worked on the computer systems when the mine was being built from 1982 thru to the end of 1984. The first coal shipment was December 1983, which was a bit of a scramble to meet the deadline. My memory of the mine was that it was flat up by the Eagles' Nest - very different from this video from the mid 90's. There was a huge Maintenance building and warehouse up the mountain maybe 100 metres lower than the Eagles' Nest - no sign of it in the video, must have been taken down? The Wabco Haulpak trucks were 170s when it first opened - I guess they got bigger as they were replaced. When I started they were trying to do all the excavating with the Demags - there was a big scramble to get the P&H shovels in in order to handle the load.
I was hired at Tumbler in june, 1984. It closed in 2000. Sort of a dirty place to work.
What year was this?

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.