Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:42 pm

Very interesting reading

Thank-you Chris
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:38 pm

yep, no problem. if you have any more questions ill do my best to answer them..... heres a few never before seen pics from the river slope.

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River Slope Entrance

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Mine Car off of rock tunnel in knox workings after dewatering. notice the measuring sticks marking dewatering progress.
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: billw On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:16 pm

Thanks Chris, I never thought it would be that complicated. I guess if we had a fairly strong earthquake there would be a new geographic formation, Lake Wilkes-Barre.
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: Chris Murley On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:50 pm

if we had an earth quake here, that would be disastrous. glad i live in clarks summit ;) im sure youve seen our site, if not its full of old works in the northern field.... http://www.undergroundminers.com
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:02 pm

This is all so cool! I’ve always been fascinated with US history. Growing up in the Midwest and Deep South I never heard much about the PA coal mines but clearly this area has an incredible history. Thanks for bringing to my attention. Lisa
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: gaw On: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:07 am

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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: waterup On: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:19 am

Is it safe to boat ,fish or otherwise enter the water near that place today. :shock:
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:37 pm

A little video history.

http://vimeo.com/4122670

Some other vids on youtube are Knox Mine Disaster part 1,2,& 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFsxA3oVi3Y&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVv1Ylrb6Z4&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmtGiepJUGU&feature=related

Couldn't get the youtube tab to work to put the vids. into the post so I just posted the links.
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:48 pm

Hi, here we don't know very much about anthracite mining and I find this subject super interessant and instructive.
I always asked to myself how you do to seperate coal (bit) from anthracite while mining?
What is a strip mine compared with a deed mine? Maybe my questions sound like simplist for you but for me it's quite complicated all these mining expressions.
Thanks to help me in this area of yours.
Salutations
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:57 pm

I was raised in Bucks County,Pa & knew friends fathers & grandfathers who worked either in the Coal Mines or Bethleham Steel--I heard alot of stories about the mines,but finally took the time to check out these videos--thanx for the post :!:
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: HarryE On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:45 pm

nortcan wrote:Hi, here we don't know very much about anthracite mining and I find this subject super interessant and instructive.
I always asked to myself how you do to seperate coal (bit) from anthracite while mining?
Thanks to help me in this area of yours.
Salutations


Originally, the actual anthracite coal was separated out from the slate, rock, dirt, etc. that came up from the mine by "breaker boys." These very young boys would sit on long benches and pick out the chunks of coal that went by them on a conveyor belt. Of course, they missed a lot of coal. The discarded "gob" would be placed in a big pile called a "culm bank." These "eye sores" were found all over the anthracite mine country. Eventually, people realized that the culm banks contained a lot of valuable coal that could be pulverized and used as fuel by electric power plants. The culm banks have mostly disappeared.

In the 1930's, an engineer invented a device called a "menzies cone" that perfected the process of separating out the anthracite by means of centrifugal force and water jets although big chunks of slate were still picked out by hand. I believe that it is still in use. See link below.


http://www.albany.edu/jmmh//vol3/harvan/interview/photopag/breakersn7i.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: ceccil On: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:09 pm

nortcan wrote:I always asked to myself how you do to seperate coal (bit) from anthracite while mining?


I'm going out on a limb here, but I don't think it is neccessary to seperate the two as they are not in the ground in the same place. I don't think the two types of coal are formed together. Chris M. or coalburner could give a more definitive answer to this.
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:39 pm

HarryE wrote:
nortcan wrote:Hi, here we don't know very much about anthracite mining and I find this subject super interessant and instructive.
I always asked to myself how you do to seperate coal (bit) from anthracite while mining?
Thanks to help me in this area of yours.
Salutations


Originally, the actual anthracite coal was separated out from the slate, rock, dirt, etc. that came up from the mine by "breaker boys." These very young boys would sit on long benches and pick out the chunks of coal that went by them on a conveyor belt. Of course, they missed a lot of coal. The discarded "gob" would be placed in a big pile called a "culm bank." These "eye sores" were found all over the anthracite mine country. Eventually, people realized that the culm banks contained a lot of valuable coal that could be pulverized and used as fuel by electric power plants. The culm banks have mostly disappeared.

In the 1930's, an engineer invented a device called a "menzies cone" that perfected the process of separating out the anthracite by means of centrifugal force and water jets although big chunks of slate were still picked out by hand. I believe that it is still in use. See link below.


http://www.albany.edu/jmmh//vol3/harvan/interview/photopag/breakersn7i.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

Hi, thanks for the info. Salutatations
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Re: Knox Mine Disaster 50 yrs

PostBy: nortcan On: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:42 pm

ceccil wrote:
nortcan wrote:I always asked to myself how you do to seperate coal (bit) from anthracite while mining?


I'm going out on a limb here, but I don't think it is neccessary to seperate the two as they are not in the ground in the same place. I don't think the two types of coal are formed together. Chris M. or coalburner could give a more definitive answer to this.

Hi, thanks for the info.
Salutations
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