Scottscoaled wrote:Do they actually have Anthracite in Colorado???????
Yes, there is Anthracite in Crested Butte, Colorado but the mine has been closed for a long time due to safety issues at the mine. I was thinking this guy's coal is possibly from that mine but it's probably really old. http://digital.denverlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15330coll21/id/6499
Hmm...this Crested Butte tourism guide (page 8) says the mine closed in 1952, so I would doubt his coal could be from that long ago:http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/site/static/pdfs/G-CB_Heritage_Driving_Tour.pdf
"In 1884, after the Jokerville Mine disaster, Big Mine operated until 1952 on the bench just above town, once an industrial
landscape with numerous buildings related to the operation of the mine, including a powerhouse, a repair shop, showers, a mule
barn, offices, employee housing and the tipple system to get the coal to the coke ovens and the train. Big Mine produced a high
quality anthracite coal
and was aptly named as it employed the majority of men in Crested Butte. In the summer, a few of the
foundations for the tipple can be seen at the base of the bench, and the ground is still dark from residual coal."