Personal coal mine

Personal coal mine

PostBy: Jackman On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:19 pm

Anyone have a coal on their land ? Just curious if it possible to have a natural exposed coal run on the surface some where....
Most people that live in NePa where the coal fields are will have coal veins under and around there property problem is
you must have the proper permits from the State and Gov. to mine it good luck getting the permits plus you also must
have the mineral rights for it most property owners do not have mineral rights on the land they own.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:43 pm

I hear that there are a few in Maine......near Orono, and one in NY State close to Albany. You will find them right where the Rainbows intersect the earth, and wherever there is a Money Tree growing in the forest. Smitty knows of a Money Sink-Hole, and the 'black gold' around it is as black as coal, just not as shiny.
Good luck in your search! Perhaps a few days of rain will help bring the gloss back to the surface coal you are looking for. :idea: :roll: :lol: :?
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: Willis On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:46 pm

It's called an outcrop and many people had their own small mine in their backyard around here years ago. We uncovered one in the strip mine about 3 years ago. Was about 4 feet wide and 20 feet long , his shovel was still in it.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: Jackman On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:55 pm

[quote="whistlenut"]I hear that there are a few in Maine......near Orono, and one in NY State close to Albany. You will find them right where the Rainbows intersect the earth, and wherever there is a Money Tree growing in the forest. Smitty knows of a Money Sink-Hole, and the 'black gold' around it is as black as coal, just not as shiny.
Good luck in your search! Perhaps a few days of rain will help bring the gloss back to the surface coal you are looking for. :idea: :roll: :lol:/quote]



A non believer or someone that don't get out too much ;) :lol: ,,,,,,,,,,,, really they do exist I had family that lived in coal country back in te 20;s -40's heard some cool stories apparently even if the coal was on your land the local mine company owned the rights and was heavy handed at times but people was dirt poor back then and took what they could get,,,,,,,,,, those stories are right up there with "drip gas"
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:54 pm

Jackman wrote:really they do exist


They do exist....in Colorado where I grew up that is....

Jackman wrote:those stories are right up there with "drip gas"


Growing up in a "fossil fuel rich" area of Colorado I know all about drip too, not on our property though :oops:
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:10 am

I've seen plenty of them in Bit. country, used to have a friend that had his own mine entrance in his basement that went out under a church parking lot. Used it as man cave in the summer & to keep his coal furnace going in the winter. If I remember right it was the Pittsburgh seam, supposed to be a really good burning coal.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:09 am

I seem to remember reading that cave men used coal to cook with, might it be that the cave men discovered the first case backhoe :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:21 am

Jackman wrote:Anyone have a coal on their land ? Just curious if it possible to have a natural exposed coal run on the surface some where....
.

Most people that live in NePa where the coal fields are will have coal veins under and around there property problem is
you must have the proper permits from the State and Gov. to mine it good luck getting the permits plus you also must
have the mineral rights for it most property owners do not have mineral rights on the land they own
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: Pacowy On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:23 am

Or was it a Terex? :D
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:51 am

AA130FIREMAN wrote:I seem to remember reading that cave men used coal to cook with, might it be that the cave men discovered the first case backhoe :lol: :lol: :lol:
This may be the way it was :D
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: Pacowy On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:22 am

If you're unhappy with the amount of coal in your yard, there's always the option of moving to Wyoming.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:45 am

I have dreams all the time of finding hidden fuel or treasure on my property ...... but I wake up to a money sink-hole that Whistlenut described. :(
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: mike On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:40 pm

If you own the land and the minerals you can mine the coal without any government interference as long as the coal doesnt enter into commerce. In other words if you mine enough for your own use and that's it your golden.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:30 pm

I can remember my grandparents telling me the different places in my home town where everyone would go & dig bit out of the hillsides. There were also places where they would pile what I am guessing was the roof & floor coal & set the bottoms on fire then cover it with dirt, then after a few years of smouldering they would uncover the piles & thats where reddog for driveways came from.
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Re: Personal coal mine

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:02 pm

Jackman wrote:... you also must have the mineral rights for it most property owners do not have mineral rights on the land they own.

In Maine it is rare for anyone to have sold mineral rights. Most people have never even thought about the subject. Mostly all that is "mined" is gravel and sand. There was a case here some years ago where people were very unhappy to discover they did not own the rights, because a mining company showed up to excavate and look for something or other -- copper, I think, though I could be remembering wrong.
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