Sago West Virginia Coal Mine Story

Sago West Virginia Coal Mine Story

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Sago West Virginia Coal Mine Story

Great Video Good Job. God Bless all our Coal Miners
For more information about women working in the underground coal mines, check out the documentary "Coal Mining Women" from Appalshop in Whitesburg KY.

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.