A Fun Fact About Lehigh Anthracite

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Wed. Oct. 05, 2016 5:42 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_anthracite_coal_mining_in_Pennsylvania

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_anthracite_coal_mining_in_Pennsylvania

Isnt it amazing that this site has been mined since Anthracite was first discovered and still an estimate 50 million mine-able tons remain on site, and much more that cannot be mined. Just amazing to me after 224 years we are still heating our homes from the same site and will be for the foreseeable future!

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Post By: Sunny Boy » Wed. Oct. 05, 2016 5:46 pm

It certainly warms our hearts ! ;)

Thanks for posting that.

Paul

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Wed. Oct. 05, 2016 5:49 pm

Sure thing, it was interesting to me :roll:

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Post By: freetown fred » Wed. Oct. 05, 2016 9:06 pm

Nice post LM. :)


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Post By: CoalHeat » Wed. Oct. 05, 2016 10:27 pm

Interesting! Thanks.

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Thu. Oct. 06, 2016 2:53 pm

your welcome

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Post By: Den034071 » Thu. Oct. 06, 2016 3:17 pm

Matt I was born in Coaldale .Family usedLehigh coal since 1950s .I have tried to educate the site on Top Notch Coal meaning Lehigh .Frankly other than Jeddo will you agree these two coals are Highest In Carbon an Longest Burning .Western Schuykill county coal are more Free Burning In Nature .We members say Thanks For being open Saturdays .Jack

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Thu. Oct. 06, 2016 3:39 pm

I know we sell very good coal, I really cant say what Jeddo's quality is I never used it..


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Post By: coalnewbie » Thu. Oct. 06, 2016 3:47 pm

I burnt Jeddo for one season, I was not impressed. However, I really was a CN then and perhaps I would do better with it now.

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Post By: LehighanthraciteMatt » Mon. Oct. 10, 2016 3:25 pm

Yes I can imagine as a new coal burner you were not burning to full efficiency

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Post By: NoSmoke » Wed. Nov. 23, 2016 7:20 am

It is amazing.

When I worked for the railroad I got a tour of Black Thunder Mine in Wyoming, the biggest coal mine in North America. When I asked them when they predicted they would run out of coal, there answer was, "this mine will last 30 more years unless we are permitted for more, BUT if you mean the powder River seam of coal, that goes into Canada and will last another 400 years at the current rate of excavation". 400 YEARS!

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