Information on Anthracite in Alaska - April 2013

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Information on Anthracite in Alaska - April 2013

PostBy: Kielanders On: Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:13 pm

I just spoke with Bill Brophy today at the Fairbanks office of Usibelli, I believe he's their PR representative.

He says that the Wishbone hill deposit is still a couple of years out from being repermitted to develop.

I believe they were permitted perviously, but allowed the permit to expire before developing the deposit.

The Wishbone Hill deposit is NOT anthracite. However, it is a high quality bituminous that has tested at about 12K BTU/LB.

Presently, it is my understanding, that there are no anthracite deposits on tap to be developed. He's mailing me some more information - I'll keep you posted if you're interested.
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Re: Information on Anthracite in Alaska - April 2013

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:14 am

I've been in Fairbanks for three days, so I just saw this.

Always interested in Alaska coal quality Information. There is a region in Alaska called the Anthracite hills, that supposedly has the good stuff in it.
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Re: Information on Anthracite in Alaska - April 2013

PostBy: Kielanders On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:00 am

Short Bus wrote:I've been in Fairbanks for three days, so I just saw this.

Always interested in Alaska coal quality Information. There is a region in Alaska called the Anthracite hills, that supposedly has the good stuff in it.


'Anthracite Hills' is a name that's pretty suspicious, I'll give you that.

You don't think they'd be lying to us to keep it all for themselves do you?

Maybe there's a Usibelli private stash, just for Alaskan Royalty?

;)
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Re: Information on Anthracite in Alaska - April 2013

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:56 pm

In the Anthracite Ridge coal district, the only identified minable bed of anthracite, 4.2­–6.6 ft (1.3–2.0 m) thick, underlies an area of no more than 2.5 acres (1 hectare) and totals no more than 22,000 short tons (20,000 metric tons) (Waring, 1936; Merritt and Belowich, 1984). One other reported anthracite occurrence (Merritt and Belowich, 1984), too thin to be mined, is on a large active landslide (Detterman and others, 1976).

Looks like a nice deposit for a small miner, 4-6 foot thick in 2.5 acres. I wish they mentioned how thick the overburden is. This came from this article, http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-077/dds77text.html and was copied from the Matanuska coal field section.

They also mention the Keni coal fields with coal ranging from 8,000 - 10,000 BTU, and some information about the Homer fields. Sort of hard to read, because it seams to jump around a lot.
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