Blue Coal?

Blue Coal?

PostBy: djackman On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:42 am

Wondering if this chunk is "blue coal" from the Huber(?) breaker?

Found it in friend's coal bin I've been "mining"
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:22 am

It's not uncommon to find pieces with a blue sheen to them, looks like oil on water.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Dallas On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:25 am

Trivia: It seems to me :?: , one of the companies used to coat their coal with something to make it blue.

Edit: Found it :!:

Glen Alden Coal
In the heyday of Anthracite mining in Pennsylvania, many of the coal companies branded their coal. This was done as a sales gimmick. One of the most famous branded coals was the Glen Alden Coal Company's "Blue Coal" . Often the coal was dyed a color other than black. This dye also served as a lubricant to allow the coal to travel down chutes and bins more easily. When the coal traveled more smoothly, it was less likely to break into smaller pieces. Catchy slogans came with the brand names.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:58 am

Forget the name of them at the moment but they also had little hard paper discs they would throw in the coal. The discs would identify the source.

Speaking of ads here's one for Blue coal coincidentally. I got it from a old radio show buff that has them in MP3 format. Hopefully i'll get some more.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:01 am

Dallas wrote:Trivia: It seems to me :?: , one of the companies used to coat their coal with something to make it blue.


I forgot about that, and due to the way that one looks I'd guess that is what the OP has. The blue sheen I'm referring to is actually part of the coal.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Dallas On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:11 am

"Shadow" radio ... Binderdundat :)

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: djackman On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:46 pm

It's definitly not a sheen, paint/dye of some kind.

Little piece of history to put on the shelf.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:24 pm

My former coal retailer told me that Reading stopped painting/marking their coal when the supplier of the paint stopped making it. It contained lead which was outlawed by EPA regulations and substitutes without lead didn't mark the coal as well. When you think about it you don't want addition lead to be added to the flue gases.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:55 pm

30 years ago I used to get coal from a friends abandoned coal silos, he had switched to oil delivery and let the coal business die. Though I can't remember the coal supplier's name, their name for anthracite coal was Blue Flame Coal. The coal looked like it had been sprinkeled with blue chalk like you use in a chalk line.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: mike On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:00 pm

That hunk of coal is definitly from Blue Coal, you don't see that much anymore!
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:29 pm

Richard S. wrote:
Dallas wrote:Trivia: It seems to me :?: , one of the companies used to coat their coal with something to make it blue.


I forgot about that, and due to the way that one looks I'd guess that is what the OP has. The blue sheen I'm referring to is actually part of the coal.
Hey Rich The blue green Purple sheen we always call it peacock coal it is in the coal when it was formed pretty cool looking coal I Just got a load with some in it Some coal veins produce more then others I think the photo shows died or painted coal Reading use to Paint there's with a red dot
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:33 pm

yes that is a piece of blue coal. save it! i have a few pieces "mined" from the huber breaker. if you know where to look you can find it still.
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: OILEYMAN8 On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:47 pm

THE DISKS WERE PUT IN OLD COMPANY LEHIGH COAL OUT OF THE PANTHER VALLEY & TAMAQUA AREAS
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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:32 pm

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Re: Blue Coal?

PostBy: ceccil On: Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:14 pm

I remember an ad on the side of a garage or somekind of building promoting blue coal. It's in Horseheads NY. I'll get a pic of it and post it, if its still there.
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