Southern Colorado Coal

Southern Colorado Coal

PostBy: Walsen On: Wed. Mar. 12, 2014 11:23 pm

I live in a town in southern Colorado called Walsenburg. At one time it was coined "the city built on coal". Well the mines are long gone but we have huge piles of "tailings" or coal waste from the old opetations. There is also some exposed seams along cliffs along river beds. Is either of these suitable for fuel?. From what I have read it is all bitiminious in our area.
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Re: Southern Colorado Coal

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu. Mar. 13, 2014 3:49 pm

The exposed seams will probably be quite suitable. The tailings might burn, but, they are likely very high in ash and contain mostly rock - shale and slate.
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