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
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!