Anthricite Coal in Alaska

Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:47 am

I live near Broad pass and while out with the four-weeler I came across some coal yesterday, so I do an internet search and find a documant titled "Alaska Coal Geology, Resources, and Coalbed Methane Potential" anyway the Broad Pass coal is 5500-7100 BTU/lb 20-35% moisture, basically combustable dirt, slightly lower grade than the stuff we get from Healy.
But the big news is the Matanuska Valley, in locations like Wishbone Hill, Chickaloon, and Anthricite Ridge, 10,400-14,400 BTU/lb and 1-9% moisture, Real Coal :!: .
They do a "reality show" about gold mining in Alaska and the fact is they should be mining Anthricite Coal. The tag line could be Arctic Hillbillys trying to stay warm.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:06 am

There are potentially massive deposits of anthracite near Alaska that have never been mined. The Mount Klappan and Groundhog regions of British Columbia, Canada have anthracite reserves that may be greater than the sum total of all of the anthracite ever mined (or that ever will be mined) in Eastern PA.


http://www.fortuneminerals.com/Projects/Mount-Klappan/Mount-Klappan-Anthracite-Coal-Project/default.aspx
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: AKShadow On: Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:05 pm

its my understanding that Usibelli is conducting a feasibility study on the wishbone hill deposit...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 523
Coal Size/Type: Sub-bituminous, stove


Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: murphyslaw On: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:00 pm

Yes the wishbone hill area has good coal. As well does sutton. I have driven out there and filled a 55g drum several times from (ground) coal. that was bit and anth, with some mixed in sub bit.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: AKShadow On: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:03 am

On Usibelli's website they say that the Wishbone Hill deposit is bituminous...are they not letting on, just a very high grade bituminous that is close to anthracite, or...
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 523
Coal Size/Type: Sub-bituminous, stove

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:28 pm

just hope they dont sell it all to china like they are doing in pa. the price will skyroket
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: Short Bus On: Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:26 am

I think it is safe to say that most of the coal mined in Alaska is exported to South America and Asia.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: mthornsley On: Tue May 22, 2012 9:30 pm

I have seen some coal come from Healy that looks like Anthricite. Very hard, shiny, almost has a glassy look to it. We get some every now and then, usually just find pieces here and there in a dump truck load. But, I have heard that the wishbone hill deposit has some very good qualities. I'm going to assume that they are saying it is bituminous coal because that is what the majority will be. But, I do believe that there is anthricite deposits up there.
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Re: Anthricite Coal in Alaska

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue May 22, 2012 10:02 pm

Here is a link to some info on the Mt. Klappan anthracite.


http://www.fortuneminerals.com/Projects/Mount-Klappan/Mount-Klappan-Anthracite-Coal-Project/default.aspx
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)