Coal Mine tours?

Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:21 pm

Hello,

I know the subject is an odd question. But I took the family to Howe Caverns yesterday and I couldnt help but wonder what a coal mine looks like. I enjoyed the tour alot and was just curious if any coal mines are stable enough for such a thing.
Like any new hobby, and in the first year, I am trying to learn as much as I can.
Thanks again,
GR
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:36 pm

I believe there is three, we had a get together this year and that was part of it. :D Mike and Chris Murley who are members on this forum are guides on some of the tours.

The one I'm familiar with is the Lackawanna Tour:
http://www.lackawannacounty.org/attractions_coal.asp
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Chris or Mike will see this post and be able to provide some other info, they offer there own personalized tours that include tours of old mining areas on the surface as well as the the ones inside the mine: http://undergroundminers.com/tours.html

Moving this to the discussion forum.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:54 pm

Great. Thank you for the information. Sorry if it had been covered before. I am very interested in taking the tour. :)


GR
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite


Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:59 pm

That search thingy up in the right works great. :D

http://nepacrossroads.com/googlesearch. ... Search#945
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: mike On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:01 pm

There are three Anthracite coal mine tours; The No.9 mine and museum in lansford (near tamaqua), Pioner Tunnel in Ashland, and the Lackawanna Mine Tour in Scranton. I'm at the No.9 on Sundays usually. The best piece of advice I could give you is to take all three tours. Each tour is different as is every tour guide. In other words you will pick up something new at each one.
mike
 
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Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:37 pm

k9 Bara wrote:Great. Thank you for the information. Sorry if it had been covered before. I am very interested in taking the tour. :)


GR

Here is some info for you on all three Like Miks said do all three if you can have fun

http://no9mine.tripod.com/

http://www.pioneertunnel.com/home.shtml


http://www.lackawannacounty.org/attractions_coal.asp
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
coal berner
 
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Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:49 pm

Thanks again guys. Have Watkins Glenn this weekend, but Hope to talk to the smarter have in to it.

GR
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Coal Mine tours?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:11 am

There is also a Bituminous Coal mine tour near Pittsburgh PA ,called the Tour-Ed Mine.

They have mine tours and a museum of mining and mining life.

A large park surrounds the mine with a few old coal mine cars

and a log cabin.

We visited several years ago and took the mine car into the

mine where they have demos of different type of mining

equipment.

The web site : http://www.tour-edmine.com/


BigBarney
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