Rhode Island Anthracite

Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: diamond starter kit On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:46 pm

It's funny when you are a kid you take the old folks for granted, the information the try to pass on to you. Anyhow, my grandfather told me of going into the coal mines in Rhode Island and walking around in them, does anyone know any information about them? I believe they are in the Newport RI. area
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:23 pm

I saw that on an anthracite map of deposits in the US a couple of years ago.

Some old stuff.

http://books.google.com/books?id=HFQMAA ... &ct=result


http://www.carnegienewport.com/rhodeislandgolfcourse/backnine.php?hole=16
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


If you read all that stuff, you will find it wasn't great coal though.
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: coalvet On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:41 am

There were coal mines in the Portsmouth area of Rhode Island, in fact my son and I installed a sump pump in his basement years ago and once we jackhammered through the cement floor we had to continue digging through a vein of coal. Some of it was shale but there was quite a bit of anthracite. I took it home and burned it!
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: Mining Engineer On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:25 pm

If you search for Anthracite and "Narragansett Basin" you'll get some hits, mostly geologic information, but no pictures of old mines or breakers.
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:29 pm

Imagine trying to get a mining permit today in Rhode Island! :rofl:
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: Qball On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:23 am

Duengeon master wrote:Imagine trying to get a mining permit today in Rhode Island! :rofl:


I'm pretty sure if you pay the right person......who am I kidding, RI is not corrupt!
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: diamond starter kit On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:49 am

Where is that plain white envelope????........LOL
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Re: Rhode Island Anthracite

PostBy: TimV On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:28 am

Awaaaaa Come on now :shock: ......They have only arrested and convicted a couple a hundred politicians in last 10 years.....
What ever gives you idea they could be bought for a permit :roll:
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