Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel mining anthracite!

Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel mining anthracite!

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:13 am

Did anyone else see the Dirty Jobs episode on the Discovery Channel where Mike Rowe goes into an anthracite mine? I forget the town that was mentioned, but it was a smaller, family owned mine that was over 100 years old.

It was a really interesting episode. Unfortunately, they didn't really get into the fact of how clean anthracite is to use compared to most peoples view of coal, except only a brief mention of it.

Nevertheless, it was quite interesting!

Chris
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PostBy: davemich On: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:04 pm

I will try and DVR it. Hopefully they will show it again. I would have liked to see it. Good catch Chris!!
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PostBy: europachris On: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:21 pm

What is even more interesting, as I found here later, is that the mine on the show was owned by the Rothermels, who were written about in an article "Way of Life for Anthracite Miners" in the anthracite coal region history section of this forum (it's the very bottom post on that section).

Discovery re-runs shows pretty often, so you should have no problem seeing it. It's been on several times over the past few months. It's a good episode, ranking up there with the Las Vegas pig farmer one.

Chris
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ALERT - Dirty Jobs coal mine episode coming up!

PostBy: europachris On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:50 pm

Everyone, if you get the Discovery Channel (or know someone that does), please watch or tape on Feb. 13th at 11:00pm EST. The episode where Mike Rowe goes underground with the Rothermel's into their anthracite coal mine is coming up.

I thought it was really excellent and it showed how it's done the 'classic' way. It could be right out of the 50's.

Don't miss it!

Chris
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:41 am

Hello everyone the name of city where they filmed is Pottsville pa. schuylkill county. IT is on sharp mountain or i should say in the mountain it happens to be my home town. I know that mine very well. infacted there are serveral mines in that mountain. there are very few maps showing where they are. thats why a few years ago they hit onther one and the old road above them open up and fell in. they had to bring in tons of fill to fill it in again. there lots of open air holes up there to. they are mining east to west now. but the old mines run south and north and west to east and north to south. when we were kids that was are play ground. they are not the first owners of the mine and aim sure they wont be the last. sorry for the long post it brought back a lot of good and fun memoirs. if anyone is interested in more info i will fill you in at onther time. talk to you later :)
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PostBy: italia899 On: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:00 am

Thanks Chris for the info. I've been looking days ahead on my cable guide to see when that episode would broadcasted. You saved me some time.
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