anthracite active coal mines

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PostBy: Tull On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:39 pm

Coal Berner:

Yeah, the "Gordon Nagle Trail" sure is a local thing. Hearing that brings back memories; I drove that road probably thousands of times over the years. I grew up in Minersville but moved out of the area years ago. It's good to hear news from the area.
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Re: anthracite active coal mines

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:55 pm

Tull wrote:Coal Berner:

Yeah, the "Gordon Nagle Trail" sure is a local thing. Hearing that brings back memories; I drove that road probably thousands of times over the years. I grew up in Minersville but moved out of the area years ago. It's good to hear news from the area.

You no nothing around here really changes a few more housing developments Prisons landfills and few more mini malls but with a lot less coal mines & coal breakers other then that Pretty much is the same as it always was
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Re: anthracite active coal mines

PostBy: Tull On: Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:22 pm

Coal Berner:

Since we are talking about these mines, do you know where the coal goes from the mine on the Trail (Rothemels?) What breaker do they sell to?

By the way, I have been amazed over the years to see how much they have blasted off the end of Sharp Mountain. Sure looks different around there.


Wayne L.
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Re: anthracite active coal mines

PostBy: hophead On: Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:31 pm

Prime Real Estate + money ( Miller Bros) = Dynamite. Same thing on top of the mountain. Once the strippins are filled in and settle for a number of years it will be developed and the chosen few will reap the profits even though the taxpayer if footing the cost of filling it in. Coalberner knows where their coal is sold.
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PostBy: peterk1 On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:35 am

New coal breaker just opened opened out side of Shamokin Pa. that's on R-61 called " Split Vein ". They said that the coal is from " The Mammoth Vein " in the heart of Schuylkill Co. Other places I got coal loaded off the ground with a bob-cat or a loader, I've had rock in the mix, and snapped a pin or two, auger with barrel hopper and now a screen on top. At "Split Vein " all you do is drive under the hopper they top load you, it took fifteen minuets I was gone. Price was $150. a ton, it burns good, white ash and I know I'll be back.
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PostBy: padon On: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:55 pm

I enjoyed reading all the posts about Sharp Mountain. Growing up we spent a lot of time there and we also saw a UFO but it was at the east end of mountain above a rock formation we called the king's chair. It had bright lights, hovered above us for a short time and then went quickly west toward Indian Run. I never knew any one else saw any. Thanks for sharing.
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PostBy: mike On: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:06 pm

Right before RS&W was idled they sent the better part of there coal to Pine Creek Coal Company in Sacramento and some to DiRenzo in lewlleyn. The other active deep mines at the moment are Alfred Brown in New Philly, S&M in Lykens, Chesnut Coal Co. in Treverton, Bear Gap Coal Company in Treverton, FKZ in Locust Gap, B&B in Jeffs Swamp, Little Buck in Lincoln, Orchard in Bear Valley and Harmony in Mt. Carmel. Kimmels in Williamstown, Joliet in Joliet, and another mine in Treverton are possably coming back on line in the not to distant future.
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