Sherman mine?

Sherman mine?

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:03 pm

A local coal supplier, under new ownership, is selling "Sherman mine anthracite from the Mammoth Vein." He says it is deep-mined, not strip mined, and he claims 4 to 8 per cent ash. Is there a "Sherman mine" and is there anything special about this coal, or is it hype?
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: mike On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:25 pm

There is a breaker called the sherman breaker still operating. The coal isn't deep mined, at least it wasn't last time I checked but it is a quality product from what I have heard.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:28 pm

From the US DoE 2005 list of all coal mines:

Shermans Breaker, PO Box 93, Elysburg,PA 17824
Contact: William Vaught
570-695-2690
17,417 man hours
0 production
7 employees

Remember this data is for 2005 so they could well have production today.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: mike On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:57 pm

They might have been down an extended period for equipment upgrades. I just drove by there about a month ago and they were running then.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: coalstoves On: Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:00 pm

mike wrote:They might have been down an extended period for equipment upgrades. I just drove by there about a month ago and they were running then.


Is this place along the Snydertown Rd ?
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sun Jan 06, 2008 3:16 am

we burned sherman coal when the hegins breaker caught on fire winter 05-06......we had all hand fed stoves then.....it was nice coal, but we had to give the stoves more draft......got good mileage out of it too......if you are talking about the sherman breaker, i was under the assumption that it was all deep mined coal.... wouldnt hesitate to try some
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: Bob1776 On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:27 am

If you ever want to find a mine the MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) data retrival system is a good bet:

http://www.msha.gov/drs/drshome.htm

The only Sherman I found in PA seemed to be a breaker as no coal production was reported.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:00 pm

Hmmmm. Thanks for all the info you guys have posted. Maybe the dealer does not know the difference between his breaker and a hole in the ground. I did get a few bags of his coal, and with my limited experience it seems to be good stuff. It just "feels" different when it burns -- seems to be less outgassing when a new load is added to the stove, also finer ash than the Kimmel's I have been burning. Maybe a bit longer and more uniform burn, too, though it's hard to tell because we are in a warm spell right now.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: traderfjp On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:04 pm

I know this is off topic but do breakers ever sell bagged coal?
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: mike On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:13 pm

At one time the sherman breaker did have a active slope right at the breaker but they have sinced stoped mining and now just process coal from other mines. As for breakers selling bagged coal, some do and some don't. Some have a seperate bagging plant that you could go to for bagged coal.
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:10 pm

we might get a ton of buckwheat from sherman and try it in our stokers.....only 2 miles further anyway
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Re: Sherman mine?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:17 am

Sherman coal Breaker is off of I -81 at the 112 Exit if you are coming from the North when you get at the top of the ramp make a left you will be on Route 25 go 1.5 miles the breaker will be on the Right If you are coming South make a Right at
The top of the ramp go 1.5 miles it will still be on your Right As off DEC 21 06 There Ash Content was 9 to 12 % White Ash strip coal Was 135.00 a Ton There coal is Ok but inconsistent one time you will get good coal the next time it will be crap coal :?:

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