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USBM Mine Explosion Demo

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: USBM Mine Explosion Demo

The point of those experiments was testing suppression systems, but this one was probably a dog and pony show for politicians. By the 80’s, the experiments were most often done at the Lake Lynn facility. The show must not have worked because the US Bureau of Mines was abolished a decade later. There was a lot of history in that place; surprising history that you wouldn’t expect.

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.