Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

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Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:52 am

I ran up to UAE to get my second load of coal for the winter. The previous 2 times I was there, I forgot to take pics. I took some this time. Unfortunately, the guy at the scale confirmed the bad news :cry: He said they only have 4-6 months left that they will be able to mine. The vein of coal is starting to pitch too steeply to continue using the continuous miner, and it's not cost effective to mine by hand. Very unfortunate for us coal burners, and the folks working there.

I guess it's time to stock up on UAE before it's gone.

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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:22 am

Yep, that place looks familiar.
:punk: :punk:
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:26 am

Cool, say anyone have a really big chunk of hard coal they could send me, like football size, I'll pay for it, shipping and all..
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:28 pm

Unfortunate news, but nice photos, thanks for posting them.
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:12 pm

What are all the UAE addicts going to do when this coal isn't available anymore?
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:20 pm

Rob R. wrote:What are all the UAE addicts going to do when this coal isn't available anymore?

UAE's coal mining is unique, it's one of the few if not the only Anthracite mine that uses a continuous mining machine. These machines only work were the coal is relatively horizontal. Typically this is not the case for Anthracite coal. It usually has a significant slope. This is not the first time UAE has had problems with the coal seam. Months ago the same problem occurred and they were able to adjust. As I understand it they did some underground mining the old fashioned way. It's much less productive and their output dropped. But they got lucky the coal seam character changed and they were able to resume using the continuous miner machine.

Rest assure the owners of UAE are working on a solution. It may take considerable time or they may just get lucky again. There are others on this forum that are much more knowledgeable than I with UAE's operation. On the other hand, there are significant business environment changes, requirements, etc. considerations that may impact their decisions. One of the owners has is a mining engineer. I'm sure whatever decision they make about their future will be an informed decision. There is lots of coal in the ground, it's not going to go away. How and when it's mined will be a business decision based on a return on capital investment. So put on your crystal ball hat and speculate.

As a UAE coal user I hope they find a solution. They sell good coal, but they are not the only source. I'm sure members of this forum, especially those living in Anthractie coal country, will steer us to good alternate sources.
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: mcrchap On: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:10 pm

Doesn't look too promising for any coal in the future. Obama and his cohorts have vowed to shut coal mining down. Saving it for the Chinese to come and get later I guess.
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:41 pm

Hey, that trailer looks familier ! :clap: The resturaunt too! :pepsi:
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:05 pm

009to090 wrote:Hey, that trailer looks familier ! :clap: The resturaunt too! :pepsi:


Indeed!!!!!
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: LDPosse On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:33 am

How is that Coal Fired Pizza place? I noticed it today while driving up 61, but didn't have time to stop.
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:40 am

There is one sure way for me to know how the coal fired pizza works.Where on 61 is it located? I come up 61 past cabella's and have not seen it,is it farther north on 61 past the UAE location? Mike
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Darren L On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:48 am

It's the shopping center with Wal Mart and Home Depot on the right side if your heading North on 61,when you pull into theshoping cneter there on the left with Dunkin Donuts and I think there is a Jewerly Store to.It is pretty good food it is different then you local corner pizza place.
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:38 am

Thanks for the trip and pix. Looks like a beauty of a load!
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Re: Another trip to UAE Harmony mine - with pics!

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:27 pm

I had lunch at Vito"s in July during my trip to Hershey and the surrounding area,I liked the pizza but the restaurant is somewhat on the yuppie side I thought but good food.
LDposse,I looked for a hybrid pulling a coal trailer but didn't see you :P .Keepaeyeonit
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