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Coal Mining - Somerset Pennsylvania
 
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This surface mine is a re-mining project. When finished it will be a improvement over how it's looked for the past 50+ years. Enjoy the view....
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Centralia, PA Open Pit Coal Mine Support Yard
 
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XSP flight over some equipment at Centrailia, PA coal mine. Mine has been shut down and is being moved to other side of hill where they drained a lake and now have enough coal for another 37 years of mining.
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OPEN PIT MINING IN PA
 
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DEEP OPEN PIT MINING FOR ANTHRACITE
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Look inside Pennsylvania's newest coal mine
 
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Somerset County is celebrating the opening of a new deep mine. Coal company officials give us a sneak peek of what is inside this new coal mine.
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knox mine disaster location and footage
 
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Please like & subscribe to JP Videos This video shows the location of the knox mine disaster and shows how it looks today as well as footage from 1959. enjoy Don't forget to like my page https://www.facebook.com/JPVideos81 At approximately 11:20 a.m., two laborers in the Pittston vein heard a sharp “popping” sound. They quickly called upon John Williams, the assistant foreman. The three employees hurried to escape and notify superintendent Robert Groves, who immediately ordered an evacuation, although he withheld the severity of the situation. Unfortunately, the other three men who were stationed in this vein could not escape in time and the fierce waters of the Susquehanna took their lives. While millions of gallons of water flooded into the mine, thirty-three men managed to catch the last elevators at the May shaft, but forty-five others remained trapped, desperately seeking their own outlet. During the first sixty four hours of the emergency, an estimated 2.7 million gallons of water per minute streamed underground from an enormous whirlpool near the riverbank. Down below, thirty-two men wandered in two separate groups until they managed to escape through the abandoned Eagle air shaft. Pennsylvania Coal Company surveyor, Joe Stella, led the first group of seven. He not only knew the mines well, but also possessed maps which allowed his group to find a direct course to the opening. The second group, led by Myron Thomas, consisted of twenty-five men who wandered for hours before they found their way to safety. Unfortunately, twelve of the original remaining bodies have never been recovered. Thousands of bails of hay and hundreds of railroad ties were also added. Culm, dirt, and rock along with over 50 coal and railroad cars barely stopped the river. Finally they diverted the river around Wintermoot Island by building dams at both ends of the island. Once they pumped the water out between the dams the size of the hole was evident. Tons of clay and rock were poured into the hole and a concrete cap was placed on top of the opening. They then pumped much of the water out of the mine to look for the 12 missing miners. How could this tragedy have happened? The original plan was to keep 50 feet of rock and coal between the workings and the river bottom. The Knox company wanted this to be lowered to 35 feet. Mine inspectors deemed this ok as it would be sufficient to stand up to the river. At this point the seam of coal sloped up towards the river in what is known as an anticline. Company owners kept pushing the miners closer and closer to the river bottom until the rock could no longer support the river. At the point where the river broke through the rock was only 5 to 6 feet thick! This disaster ended deep mining in the Wyoming valley as almost all of the coal company’s mines connected.
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Open Pit Coal Mine
 
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Open Pit Coal Mine Stellarton, NS,
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How Coal Is Mined and Refined - Top Coal Mining Spots in the World - Documentaries
 
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How Coal Is Mined and Refined - Top Coal Mining Spots in the World - Documentaries. Welcome to DOCUMENTARIES - home of the best documentary movies and documentary films. Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine a pit, and the above-ground structures the pit head. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States, "colliery" has been used to describe a coal mine operation but nowadays the word is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunnelling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, hydraulic jacks and shearers. Read More About "How Coal Is Mined and Refined - Top Coal Mining Spots in the World - Documentaries" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining Subscribe to Documentaries to be the first to receive updates - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtbnPVhfIsKCzbVOHk_WEg Join us in our documentaries community discussion by following us in our documentaries Google+ community discussion - https://aboutme.google.com/u/0/b/116952488485458973611 Thanks for watching DOCUMENTARIES - home of the best documentary movies and documentary films. #Documentaries #YouTubeMovies #DocumentaryMovies #Education #Entertainment Thanks for watching "How Coal Is Mined and Refined - Top Coal Mining Spots in the World - Documentaries"
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Stockton Anthracite Opencast Coal Mine PA USA
 
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Liebherr 9250 loading Euclid R85 with Mammouth seam coal.
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Open- pit mining Reichwalde Germany - one of the most modern coal strip lines
 
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http://www.siemens.com/mining - Siemens constructed a new coal conveyor system with a total length of 13.5 km at Reichwalde, in the Lusatian Lignite Mining Area in Germany. As a part of the modernization of the Reichwalde open-cast mine, Vattenfalls wanted to ensure the highest levels of reliability and efficiency for its machines and electrical equipment. Based on an extensive experience in building electrical installations for mining, Siemens offered a wide range of solutions and products for the entire life of the plant.
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The Heart of the Mine
 
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A look at the processing, cleaning and separation process of anthracite coal from inside an operational anthracite coal preparation plant. Like coal mining? Then join the PA world of surface coal mining today! https://www.facebook.com/pages/PAmining/164948266897468
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Pennsylvania's 50-Year-Old Coal Fire
 
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SciShow takes you to Centralia, Pennsylvania, site of one of the oldest, biggest coal fires in the United States, and explains the chemistry of spontaneous combustion. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/artist/52/SciShow Or help support us by subscribing to our page on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Thanks Tank Tumblr: http://thankstank.tumblr.com Sources: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S036012850300042X http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2013/01/pictures/130108-centralia-mine-fire/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fire-in-the-hole-77895126/?no-ist http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2010/0205/Centralia-Pa.-coal-fire-is-one-of-hundreds-that-burn-in-the-U.S http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-of-abandoned-centralia-pa-2012-5?op=1 http://discovermagazine.com/2010/jul-aug/28-earth-on-fre http://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/15/science/15FIRE.html http://blog.wsrb.com/2014/02/03/pennsylvania-is-burning-what-you-didnt-know-about-coal-seam-fires/ http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/UserFiles/works/pdfs/cmosh.pdf http://www.iea-coal.org.uk/documents/82476/7685/Propensity-of-coal-to-self-heat-(CCC/172)
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Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mining.mpg
 
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Vintage 1920's film showing the workings of an underground Northeastern Pennsylvania Coal Mine. This silent film (originally a 16mm hand-cranked movie) shows the miners arriving at the mine and switching into mining clothes with their street clothes held up by lines near the ceiling. The miner receive safety equipments and electric head lamps and then are issued cases of dynamite. Before entering the mine they update the peg board and take the token that allows the mine operator to know exactly who is in the mine at any given time. Once in the shaft the miners drill a hole in the face of the coal seam and then pack it with the explosives. After the dust clears, the miner and his helper shovel the coal into a cart for movement to the main gangway. There the coal is transferred into larger carts and pulled away by mules. In addition to the mule drivers and "spraggers" the film shows the coal breaker where boys and disabled men pick the slate out of the coal. The creation of the culm pile is shown with railroad cars of mine waste being dumped into giant piles. Finally the coal is washed and sorted into various sizes: stove, egg, nut and then shipped out in railroad cars.
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Open Cut Coal Mine Animation
 
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This video showcases RPMGlobal's animation capabilities. For a full overview of implementing this software as part of your coal mining operation, please follow the link below: https://www.rpmglobal.com/softwares/occs/ http://www.rpmglobal.com https://twitter.com/rpmmining https://www.linkedin.com/company/rpmglobal/
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Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mining
 
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Discover the Delaware & Lehigh Canal, a National Heritage Corridor. Visit http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/talesofthetowpath to learn about the recreational and learning opportunities the Corridor provides today. Tales of the Towpath is a children's book and educational curriculum about a man's return to his childhood, a journey back to an age when anthracite coal was fueling America's industries and canals were the country's highways. Let Finn Gorman guide you back in time on the interactive website at http://www.delawareandlehigh.org/talesofthetowpath.
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Cornwall mines open pit 2016
 
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"The open pit", as the locals call it is an iron ore mine in Cornwall Pennsylvania. The mine flooded in 1972 during hurricane agnes. This mine is an important part of american history. The iron ore that came from it was vital to our young nations industry. At the end of the video you will see some under water footage showing the amazingly clear water and a few resident fish. Hope you enjoy this little piece of american history.
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coal mines pa
 
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Situation Critical - S01E12 - Coal Mine Disaster
 
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At the Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, coal miners accidentally dug into the poorly documented Saxman Mine, causing 500 million tonnes of underground water to flood the Quecreek mine. All nine miners trapped by the water were eventually rescued.
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American Coal Mining Documentary - Strip Mines - Appalachian Mountains - 1974
 
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FOR OVER 25 YEARS COAL COMPANIES HAVE STRIP MINED THOUSAND OF ACRES OF AMERICAN APPALCHIAN MOUNTAINS. THOUSAND OF ACRES OF COUNTRY ARE LAID WASTE AS WHOLE MOUNTAINSIDE ARE BLASTED AND BULLDOZED TO REACH OFTEN TINY COAL SEAMS. ONE OF THE BIGGEST LAND OWNERS IN THE AREA IS THE BRITISH COMPANY "AMERICAN ASSOCIATION LTD" WHICH FORMS PART OF AN INTERNATIONAL EMPIRE HEADED BY AN EX LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR DENYS LOWSON. First Shown: 25/07/1974 If you would like to license a clip from this video please e mail: [email protected] Quote: VT9724
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Coal Mine Floods | National Geographic
 
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The Quecreek Coal mine in Pennsylvania is flooded when miners accidentally break through to an abandoned mine. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Coal Mine Floods | National Geographic https://youtu.be/0zEXYyAVZU8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Strip Mining for Coal
 
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A belt line is used to carry spoils from open pit coal mine. A D-11 pushes material down to a 950 LeToureau loader. The loader dumps material into a crusher that breaks the rock down small enough to be sent up a series of conveyor belts and a long line to the stockpile. There are five previous mined seams of coal in this pit and you can see some of the old workings in the video.
Views: 56706 JimHowDigsDirt
Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
 
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "Lots of diagrammatic animation. Anthracite coal mining. Underground mining shots." Silent. Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%... Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the lion's share of production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Terminology Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal (not to be confused with the German Steinkohle or Dutch steenkool which are broader terms meaning all varieties of coal of a stonelike hardness and appearance, like bituminous coal and often anthracite as well, as opposed to lignite, which is softer), blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal (or craw coal from its shiny black appearance), and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand... Anthracite is similar in appearance to the mineraloid jet and is sometimes used as a jet imitation. Anthracite differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density of 1.3--1.4, and lustre, which is often semi-metallic with a mildly brown reflection. It contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter... The moisture content of fresh-mined anthracite generally is less than 15 percent. The heat content of anthracite ranges from 22 to 28 million Btu per short ton (26 to 33 MJ/kg) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis... Anthracite may be considered to be a transition stage between ordinary bituminous and graphite, produced by the more or less complete elimination of the volatile constituents of the former... History of mining and use In southwest Wales, anthracite has been burned as a domestic fuel since at least medieval times. It was mined near Saundersfoot. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region... By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River... In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States... Many large public buildings, such as schools, were heated with anthracite-burning furnaces through the 1980s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery... Coal mining has had a lot of developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyor, jacks and shearers...
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New Mine Opens In Pennsylvania
 
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This beautiful new coal mine will soon be opening in western Pennsylvania. Enjoy the view in 4K!
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Flying Over an Open Pit Coal Mine
 
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The Stellarton mine is an open pit coal mine located in Stellarton, Nova Scotia. It is a truck and shovel operation owned and operated by Pioneer Coal Limited. Pioneer Coal started open pit mining here in Stellarton back in 1996 and is in the final phase after extracting coal from 5 seams of coal at this location. The remnants of abandoned tunnels from underground mining can be seen on the pit walls. Stellarton has a 200 year history of pick and shovel mining that is evident at this site. The end of the era is near as Pioneer Coal will be ending it's operations here and starting their reclamation of the area. Most of the area was unusable due to sinkholes and abandoned bootleg mine shafts before Pioneer Coal mined the area. The reclamation will bring new life to the landscape for our future generations to enjoy! Thank you Pioneer Coal! I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know what you think! Cheers!
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working in coal mine open cast with it on fire
 
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big machines
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New Coal Mine Touted By Trump Opens In PA
 
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(8 Jun 2017) A new coal mine that President Donald Trump mentioned in announcing plans to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord has officially opened in Pennsylvania. The Acosta Mine will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 full-time jobs. It's located in Friedens, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. A Thursday celebration marked its opening. Corsa Coal Corp. says it decided in August to open the mine after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal. Pennsylvania awarded a $3 million grant for the project. George Dethlefsen, Corsa CEO, says even though the mine is not for conventional coal, it still give the industry hope there is a bright future for coal. "The war on coal is over, creating a climate of pro-business and pro-steel, whether that's the trade tariffs, or whether that's just fostering economic growth through tax cuts or infrastructure spending, all of those things affect our future outlook for prices," said Dethlefsen. Neil Donahue, professor at Carnegie Mellon University, doesn't think the mine opening signals a big change for the industry. "The mine has to do with making steel, so it has some significance to the steel industry – it has nothing to do with the bigger questions about coal. Almost all coal – the enormous majority of coal – is burned for electricity," said Donahue. Donahue thinks that no matter how pro-coal the current administration is, the fact remains that coal is more expensive than some of the alternatives. "I think people should be extraordinarily skeptical that the president can snap his fingers and make King Coal, King Coal again. I think in the short term, allowing coal mines and coal power industries to pollute without paying us the due cost of that pollution – sure, that'll helped out. I'm suspicious that it'll help them out to the point where they suddenly become competitive against natural gas," said Donahue. No matter what the mine says about the broader future for coal in the U.S., the workers in the Acosta Mine say the opening makes them more optimistic about the future of their profession. "There was some doubt, I won't lie, we doubted if we were going to have jobs or if the company was going to make it, but they did," said Matt Owens, one of the mine's safety coordinators. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/5f9c65f4d432d0aaafb4bcdffc234e92 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Pennsylvania's newest coal mine gets grand opening in Somerset County
 
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Corsa Coal of Canonsburg, Pa., is holding a ribbon cutting and grand opening June 8 for its new Acosta Deep Mine, located 11 miles north of Somerset. The mine will produce metallurgical coal, the kind used in steel production. June 5, 2017. http://www.pennlive.com/news/2017/06/pa_town_in_national_spotlight.html
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Orchard Coal Company, an Anthracite Coal Mine near Hegins, PA
 
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I've already shot activity at this mine in 2008, but I wanted to re-shoot the mine using my hi-def camcorder (JVC GZ-HD7). I've also been meaning to use a song by folk artist Van Wagner. His song is called "Bootleg Miner." He has given me permission to use the song for my videos. He has several other songs that I plan to use as well. Look for them in the future. Van's site is here: http://www.vanwagnermusic.com/ My site of anthracite mining galleries is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nikonman24/sets/ All video, music, and photos; Copyright 2009. Please email [email protected] for questions about their use for anything outside of these sites. Thank you for your interest. Also, thanks to Kerry Harris at Orchard Coal.
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Vesta #4 Coal Mine - Brownsville PA
 
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Coal mine demo at the National Pike Show, Brownsville PA. The actual Vesta #4 mine in California PA was huge. The Lee-Norse continuous miner was purchased new by the operator's father, and was used in a 9 foot seam. It replaced a pick + shovel operation. May + August 2014 National Pike Steam, Gas + Horse Association Brownsville PA #497
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Coal Mining
 
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Neiswonger Heavy Construction, Site Preparation, and Mining in Pennsylvania
PA strip mining hole.....
 
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riding the pits
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Why This Town Has Been On Fire For 50 Years
 
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This week Reactions is shining light on why a small town in PA, Centralia, has been on fire for over 50 years. It's because of science. Well, chemistry, technically. In 1962, an underground fire started in the coal-mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania. Fifty-three years later, that fire still burns. In this week’s episode of Reactions, we explain the history and science behind the Centralia mine fire. Does anyone still live there? How could the fire keep burning for so long, and why hasn’t it been extinguished? From a chemical standpoint, what is fire, anyway? Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Tumblr! http://tumblr.com/ACSReactions Photo credits: David DeKok, Centralia Photo Archive (at 3:19) Music credits: Reole - I Got My Own Sublustris Nox - Lost In the Woods Producer: Elaine Seward Writer: Sam Kean Executive Producer: Adam Dylewski Scientific consultants: Steven Maguire Darcy Gentlemen, Ph.D.
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Olyphant Pennsylvania Coal Mining 1948
 
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A coal mining operation in the Olyphant Pennsylvania coal region. From a very warped 8mm home movie film. With a little challenge and care, we were still able to transfer this most delicate film. Enjoy!
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" circa 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna
 
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Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A more at http://scitech.quickfound.net Very good demonstration of coal mining processes in the 1930s. 'Underground mining scenes... Sequence shows miners leaving work, washing up and going home to greet families.' Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%. The term is applied to those varieties of coal which do not give off tarry or other hydrocarbon vapours when heated below their point of ignition. Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the majority of global production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal... blind coal... Kilkenny coal... crow coal... and black diamond. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region. Legend has it that Allen fell asleep at the base of Broad Mountain and woke to the sight of a large fire because his campfire had ignited an outcropping of anthracite coal. By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River. Anthracite was first experimentally burned as a residential heating fuel in the US on 11 February 1808, by Judge Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on an open grate in a fireplace. Anthracite differs from wood in that it needs a draft from the bottom, and Judge Fell proved with his grate design that it was a viable heating fuel. In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917... From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States, until it was supplanted first by oil burning systems and more recently by natural gas systems... China today mines by far the largest share of global anthracite production, accounting for more than three-quarters of global output. Most Chinese production is of standard-grade anthracite, which is used in power generation. Increased demand in China has made that country into a net importer of the fuel, mostly from Vietnam, another major producer of anthracite for power generation, although increasing domestic consumption in Vietnam means that exports may be scaled back. Current U.S. anthracite production averages around 5 million tons per year. Of that, about 1.8 million tons were mined in the state of Pennsylvania...
Views: 2576 Jeff Quitney
Anthracite Coal Mining: "Black Sunlight" ~ 1920s Bray Studios; Pennsylvania Strip & Deep Mining
 
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Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "On anthracite coal mining--with animation showing how coal was created underground--Pan over valley in anthracite region of Pennsylvania -- strip mining deep mining--mining footage -- cars of crude coal to breaker removing waste from coal -- pile of tailing -- sizing of coal pieces loading on railroad cars -- pan over loaded railcars, trains rolling." Silent. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Originally a public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%... Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the lion's share of production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Terminology Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal (not to be confused with the German Steinkohle or Dutch steenkool which are broader terms meaning all varieties of coal of a stonelike hardness and appearance, like bituminous coal and often anthracite as well, as opposed to lignite, which is softer), blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal (or craw coal from its shiny black appearance), and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand... Anthracite is similar in appearance to the mineraloid jet and is sometimes used as a jet imitation. Anthracite differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density of 1.3--1.4, and lustre, which is often semi-metallic with a mildly brown reflection. It contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter... The moisture content of fresh-mined anthracite generally is less than 15 percent. The heat content of anthracite ranges from 22 to 28 million Btu per short ton (26 to 33 MJ/kg) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis... Anthracite may be considered to be a transition stage between ordinary bituminous and graphite, produced by the more or less complete elimination of the volatile constituents of the former... History of mining and use In southwest Wales, anthracite has been burned as a domestic fuel since at least medieval times. It was mined near Saundersfoot. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region... By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River... In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States... Many large public buildings, such as schools, were heated with anthracite-burning furnaces through the 1980s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery... Coal mining has had a lot of developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyor, jacks and shearers...
Views: 1656 Jeff Quitney
R&R Coal Mine
 
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A visit to R&R Coal Mine in Goodspring, PA in 2005. This is my favorite mine of all I've seen. It has the most homemade feel by far. It's a shame that it's closed now. Thanks to owner Gary Lucas, his son Joe, and helper Chuck Cress. Check out stills here: www.f-stop16.com/abe and www.flickr.com/photos/nikonman24/sets/ Enjoy and please pass the links along to anyone who might enjoy seeing more of the anthracite mining heritage from northeast PA. Thanks for your interest! Footage: Copyright 2008 Email: [email protected]
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Carbondale, PA: Abandoned Coal Mine Pilot Project No. 2
 
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Work is underway to allow the people of one small town in northeast PA to say goodbye to an old coal mine fire that’s burned near them for 20 years. They’ve partnered with the DEP and U.S. Department of Interior to reclaim their community’s hope for post-coal prosperity. This is Carbondale: DEP Abandoned Mine Pilot Project No. 2.
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Trump: Pennsylvania Miners 'Digging Coal Again'
 
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(9 Jun 2017) President Donald Trump hailed the opening Thursday of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine's opening were made well before Trump's election. Corsa Coal Corp. will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 fulltime jobs. The company said it decided in August to open the Acosta mine 60 miles south of Pittsburgh after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal. Under a tent perched hundreds of feet above a freshly dug coal pit, about 200 miners, business leaders, and politicians celebrated amid the surge of enthusiasm for the industry. Mining headgear lay atop red, white, and blue table cloths labeled "Make Coal Great Again." Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said the mine was part of an effort to bring back jobs and industry to the state. Pennsylvania awarded a $3 million grant for the project. "We have not always capitalized on our standing as one of the world's leaders in these resources, but we're changing that," Wolf said. Trump has made reversing the decades-long decline in coal mining the central tenet of his environmental policy, blaming federal regulations aimed at curbing planet-warming carbon emissions for job losses in the industry. Trump and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have targeted laws that protected waterways from coal waste and required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants. About a dozen protesters chanted in opposition to the mine at the opening. Trump noted the impending opening of the mine last week during his speech announcing the nation's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. He said then he had hoped to attend the event; he participated via recorded video message, taking partial credit for the opening. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/e20bf5211dec047585848996100d71c4 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Hard Coal pt. 3 Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mining Histor
 
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Part 3 of 3. A short documentary about Anthracite coal mining history in Northeast Pennsylvania. Filmed in a coal mine.
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A Tour of the Avondale Mine Site
 
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An extended walking tour of the Plymouth Historical Society's Avondale Mine Site, in Plymouth Twp. Luzerne County, Pa. The trail entrance shown in the video, is located along Rt11, near Syl's Auto Sales, in Plymouth Twp. For more info on the Avondale Mine, anthracite coal mining history in northeast Pa. or the historical society, check out our website. https://www.plymouthistoricalsocietyluzernecopa.org/ We're also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Plymouth-Historical-Society-Luzerne-County-182329111815115/?ref=br_rs
Views: 770 Steve Konrad
Urbex: CENTRALIA, PA GHOST TOWN Burning Underground
 
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*UPDATE* The time capsule ended up being opened on October 4, 2014 which was much earlier than expected. Centralia, PA is a modern day ghost town with an ongoing underground inferno. Silent Hill was inspired by Centralia's plight. It was also a model for various movies that wanted to give a hell-like appearance in a ghost town. There used to be a WARNING - DANGER sign posted here from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania stating that walking or driving in this area could result in serious injury or death; that dangerous gases are present and the ground is prone to sudden collapse. Centralia was once a prosperous coal mining town with 1,100 population. It included 4 movie theatres, 7 bars, a school and a gas station. In the spring of 1962, a fire which started at the town dump during spring cleanup ignited the coal present at the ground level as this area is very rich in coal. As firefighters worked to try and extinguish that fire, it had already spread to the underground abandoned coal tunnels that are 100 meters in depth. After a couple of decades, attempts to put out the fire failed. State and federal authorities said they didn't have enough funding to do the job right. They tried digging up the coal around the burn site but it was burning faster than they could dig and there are too many tunnels too flood. Approximately 450 acres of underground coal has been on fire since. This type of coal is called anthracite which is difficult to ignite, but very difficult to extinguish. There are 3000 acres of coal field here underground, so with enough oxygen feeding this fire from other mining tunnels, the fire is expected to last at least another 100-200 years, maybe longer. The temperature of the active burn area below ground is 1100-1200 degrees Farhenheit. Tests by scientists and geologists were done here that showed the ground temperature to be around 440 degrees Celsius a foot into the ground. With the threats of hydrogen explosions, carbon monoxide and cave-ins, most residents were relocated in the 80s. The houses were then torn down leaving approximately 11 people behind who refused to evacuate despite the danger and risks involved such as dangerous gasses, explosions and sink holes. The ground beneath could collapse and has done so already. Looking down the now-empty streets, you can see that nature has reclaimed her land, albeit, a dangerous one. Buildings, cars and trees can fall into this pit at any time. The old Hwy 61 that used to bring traffic to Centralia has been destroyed by the underground fire. It is constantly subsiding with smoke usually billowing out from the pits and separations that will continue to get wider and deeper day-by-day. This is called subsidence. This is due to the coal seams the run below ground at steep angles which cause the road above ground to collapse as the coal burns. According to engineers, the only way to stop this fire is to dig the entire 3000 acres of coal field under this town and surrounding area. This would cost $600 million which is more than the US governments were willing to pay. Ironically, a small town just south of Centralia, Byrnesville (of all names) was also evacuated and now empty. Mostly coal miners resided here of an Irish-Catholic desent. Both Centralia and Byrnesville were a tight-knit community, and many did not want to leave. There is a time capsule that still lies buried in the ground in Centralia. This was set up as a memorial for the working class town to be opened in 2016 which would be Centralia's 150th Anniversary. Whether the residents return to open it on that date is yet to be seen. The Weather Channel selected portions of this video for their "Most Toxic Ghost Towns" video. In case you're interested, here is the link: http://www.weather.com/video/most-toxic-ghost-towns-46257?collid=/news/top-stories Thanks for watching! Thanks for subscribing, liking and sharing! :) ▶︎Subscribe 💕https://bit.ly/2NOam30 ▶︎Hit the bell to be notified of new releases.🛎
Views: 420744 TikiTrex
New coal mine gets red carpet opening
 
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Pennsylvania's newest coal mine is getting the red carpet treatment at a grand opening Thursday. The last minute finishing touches are being applied now in Somerset County.
Views: 395 PennLive.com
PA Anthracite
 
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I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (https://www.youtube.com/upload)
Views: 672 Anthony Lucibello
How coal is extracted from an open pit mine
 
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Follow the journey of coal from the point of extraction to being transported and loaded onto barges ready to set sail to coal importing countries.
Views: 1619 The Business Times
Enduro- The PA Coal Mines!
 
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Centralia, PA and the Graffiti Highway
 
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Now a ghost town, Centralia was a small community in the mountains of Columbia County, Pennsylvania, that in the early to mid 1900's had an average population of 2,400 residents. On May 27, 1962 the Centralia Borough Council hired five members of the volunteer fire company to clean up the town landfill, located in an abandoned strip-mine pit next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery just outside the borough limits. This had been done prior to Memorial Day in previous years, when the landfill was in a different location. The firefighters, as they had in the past, set the dump on fire and let it burn for some time. Unlike in previous years, however, the fire was not fully extinguished. An unsealed opening in the pit allowed the fire to enter the labyrinth of abandoned coal mines beneath Centralia. The borough, by law, was responsible for installing a fire-resistant clay barrier between each layer, but fell behind schedule, leaving the barrier incomplete. This allowed the hot coals to penetrate the vein of coal underneath the pit and start the subsequent subterranean fire. Centralia's population, as of the 2010 census, was reported to be 10 resisdents.
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Blasting at Acosta Deep Mine, Somerset County, PA
 
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One of the blasts to open up the Acosta Deep Mine in Somerset County, PA, as seen from the front porch of a local family. They live 300 feet from the mine property, and 600 feet away from the mine pit. In total, they had to experience 61 blastings. Currently, another deep mine - Rustic Ridge #1 - is proposed to open less than an hour away from the Acosta Deep Mine. Mountain Watershed Association is working to appeal the permit for the mine to ensure that more families and waterways are not harmed by additional coal mining in Southwestern Pennsylvania.