I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun May 15, 2011 7:51 pm

This PDF shows the state of anthracite production worldwide:
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun May 15, 2011 8:09 pm

The worlds largest exporter of anthracite is Vietnam. Who would have guessed that?

The Groundhog mine in British Columbia, Canada has reserves of over 100 million tons (with the potential for 180 M.T's) , and it has never been mined. It appears that the most recent Groundhog mine owner I could find (Westhawk Development) went bankrupt not too long ago. The entire reserve of the USA (per the document) is only 60 M.T.'s.

Here is an analysis I found for the anthracite at Groundhog mine in Canada:

Washed Coal
Fixed carbon 82.4 %
Ash content 9.8 %
Volatile matter 7.2 %
Sulphur content .6 %
Thermal value 13,336 BTU/lb
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:00 pm

I was recently informed:

The higher price tag of a new Axeman Anderson is due, in part, to the demand for their sales to Russia.
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun May 15, 2011 9:29 pm

I heard that there was Anthracite in western Arizona'
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun May 15, 2011 10:09 pm

Duengeon master wrote:I heard that there was Anthracite in western Arizona

Haven't heard about that one but it wouldn't surprise me. Small fields of hard coal exist in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
There was someone on this forum a couple years ago from somewhere in northern Europe (I think it was) using Anth.
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon May 16, 2011 8:15 pm

About 80% of the entire world's supply is in NEPA.
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon May 16, 2011 8:17 pm

Per my attachment the Groundhog mine alone in Canada has nearly 2 to perhaps 3 times the proven reserves of anthracite in all of PA, and it is small potatoes on the world anthracite scale. Could it be that the rest of the world calls some other grade of coal by the name anthracite?
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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed May 18, 2011 9:58 am

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Re: I didn't realize that anthracite is mined worldwide

PostBy: Tull On: Wed May 18, 2011 6:29 pm

Something is wrong with the data in the "World Anthracite" table. According to the PA DCNR, as of 2001 there was an estimated 12 billion tons of anthracite remaining in PA. Other information lists recoverable reserves of 7 billion tons. In any case, there is a lot more than the 60 million tons noted in the table.
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