Berlin wrote:as far as i know nova scotia is all bituminous coal.
This is correct. Only bituminous is mined in Nova Scotia.
Berlin wrote:and in some cases under the ocean floor.
We have mostly strip mines now, but in the past over 80% of Nova Scotia coal came from beneath the ocean floor from Submarine mines. I have coal in my shop that came from ~3.5 miles offshore and ~3000 feet beneath the ocean floor. The coal I use at home is strip mined. Both are good coal. http://www.mininghistory.ns.ca/lfrost/lfcond.htm