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OPEN PIT MINING IN PA
 
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DEEP OPEN PIT MINING FOR ANTHRACITE
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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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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.
Views: 1927 Charles Heil
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
Views: 27061 PAmining
Open Pit Coal Mine
 
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Open Pit Coal Mine Stellarton, NS,
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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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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....
Views: 10885 David Godin
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.
Views: 10548 PennLive.com
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.
Views: 48749 Siemens
Seldom Seen Coal Mine in Patton PA
 
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The Seldom Seen Mine is unique in that it represents, on a small scale, a relatively intact and complete site. The mine and site are small enough for the visitor to easily comprehend the entire process of mining and shipping coal. The site also possesses an excellent array of resources including original structures, a variety of equipment, and an underground tour.
Views: 618 Human Diaries
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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Timbering in Underground Anthracite Mines (Part 2)
 
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Mine Safety and Health Administration Timbering in Underground Anthracite Mines (Part 2) DVD589 (Was VC807) - 1994 Timbering is the most common roof support method used in underground anthracite mines. The system of timbering is governed by the character of the top and bottom, thickness of the coal vein, pitch of the coal vein, life of the entry, haulage system, and the operator's approved roof control plan. This videotape demonstrates the fundamentals and characteristics used in installing typical timber sets: single prop, post and bar (two-piece sets), and "double timber" (three-piece sets).
Views: 19495 PublicResourceOrg
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.
Views: 499690 GFS Valhalla
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.
Views: 11315 Finn Gorman
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: 1012 Steve Konrad
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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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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Centralia Burning Ghost Town - Pennsylvania USA
 
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Centralia, Pennsylvania was nearly entirely evacuated following a coal mine fire, burning beneath the town since 1962. Centralia’s fire started in 1962, when residents turned an old strip mine into a dump, and setting the rubbish alight. The fire spread through an unsealed opening to the underground coal mines, igniting a seam of coal, and the fire has been burning to this day. In 1992, Pennsylvania condemned the town and claimed it under eminent domain in an attempt for force the remaining residents out. Some sued, and were allowed to stay. A section of State Route 61 was abandoned after it began to buckle and crumble from the underground fire. The fire stretches 12km, and burns underneath an area of 15 square kilometres, 300 feet below ground, authorities say the fire could burn for another 250 years. The town now mostly attracts tourists who visit an abandoned highway, where many profanities and obscene pictures are spray painted onto it, over time the highway has earned the nickname Graffiti Highway. Centralia is rumored to have inspired Silent Hill. Thanks for watching ____________________________________________________________________ CREDIT LINKS ► Joey Underground Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/kurtishamilton1986 ► Abandoned Town of Centralia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TNYN3rEBws ► ABANDONED_PA Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ► ABANDONED_PA Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw8JkFvrKJY ____________________________________________________________________ ► Wonder World Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/wonderworld.ytc.10 ► Wonder World Twitter - https://twitter.com/WonderWorld_YTC For business enquiries, content submission or copyright concerns or disputes, please contact us at [email protected]
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Coal Mining - Somerset County Pa
 
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Coal Mining In Somerset County Pennsylvania Filmed in June of 2018, this is one of the newest surface mines in Somerset County. Located near the town of Ralphton. Its a re-mining project and should be an improvement when finished. Enjoy the view in 4K...
Views: 269 David Godin
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!
Views: 3446 JimHowDigsDirt
Trump era’s first new coal mine opens in Pennsylvania
 
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US President Donald Trump says he’s opened a “new chapter” for American coal mining. The mine opens one week after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate agreement, leading to criticism from world leaders and environmental activists. CGTN’s Harry Horton reports.
Views: 2822 CGTN America
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!
Views: 4029 David Godin
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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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!
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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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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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
Views: 1460 PennLive.com
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: 57434 JimHowDigsDirt
New Coal Mine Touted By Trump Opens In PA
 
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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. (June 8) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
Views: 5773 Associated Press
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.
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: 1970 The Business Times
Digging for Hope: Inside an Ohio coal mine
 
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Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry. They work at the Vail Mine, owned by the Redbud Mining Company, in Freeport, Ohio.
Views: 892581 TheColumbusDispatch
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
Views: 101146 National Geographic
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.
Views: 230089 Reactions
PA strip mining hole.....
 
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riding the pits
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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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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
Views: 5968 SteamCrane
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
Views: 504 AP Archive
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.
Views: 3781 Pennsylvania DEP
coal mines pa
 
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Strip mines, ATV's, and a patch town near Hazleton, Pa. via DJI Phantom 3 Pro
 
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Drone flies over coal strip mine , Komatsu haul trucks culm banks and ATV's near Hazleton, Pa. DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone Music is from youtube FREE audio library
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Stockton Mine PA
 
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Busy busy busy all go today!
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History
 
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History 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. Small-scale mining of surface deposits dates back thousands of years. For example, in Roman Britain, the Romans were exploiting most of the major coalfields by the late 2nd century AD. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
Views: 9430 Classic History
RV'ing at the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour near Scranton PA by Ashley Gracile Distant Roads
 
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Ashley Gracile descended slowly into the earth in a mine car as that entered the old Slope #190 and watched the sky slowly disappear. You will too and soon you've reached the foot. Then explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860. Accompany a miner in the winding underground gangways and rock tunnel past three different veins of hard coal. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour is open from April 1 through November 30 and is closed on Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving Day. The box office opens at 10:00 AM and tours are scheduled on demand, usually 28 to a car. While waiting for your tour you can watch the introductory video about mining in the theater that is located in the interpretive center where the tickets for the tour are sold. Toll free 1-800-238-7245. Just ask at the box office for the next available tour. The last tour leaves between 3:00 and 3:30 and you must arrive no later than 3:00 to be scheduled for the final tour of the day. RD 1 Bald Mountain Rd., McDade Park Scranton, PA 18504 Local: 570-963-6463 1-800-238-7245 www.visitpa.com
Views: 432 Distant Roads
Reclaiming Abandoned Coal Mines
 
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Dave Patterson talks about how his company works with the state of Pennsylvania to reclaim abandoned coal mines, which helps to keep people safe, and to reduce acid mine drainage. The program is fully paid for by the small coal companies like Patterson's, that mine the easily accessed coal, before reclaiming the coal mines as closely as possible, to their pre coal state.
Views: 681 TribLIVE
Baer and Herring Mine, Sand Spring, Meyersdale, PA 10/15/14
 
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Exploring an abandoned local family coal mine near Meyersdale, PA. If I did my research right, this was once owned by my grandfather and another individual. The story I was told says that the mine closed after a mule or small horse pulling a mine cart full of coal was killed and the owners got into a big disagreement. GoPro footage from a helmet mount. We start at the opening and work our way inside where we explore two separate shafts and begin on the third and unfortunately, the GoPro died prematurely. I am going to attempt to go back in again. There were seams of coal on both sides, easily 4-5 feet tall in places. We also found a few artifacts left inside.
Views: 876 theamerican
Mining, PA, 1904 -- MG-1 Blues
 
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This film, I'll warn you now, is in very bad shape. I did what I could with it with iMovie's filters, but it's a prime example of a piece of our historic record that is in dire need of restoration. An "actuality" film, that is, footage of people doing normal people stuff, this documents aboveground work at a Pennsylvania coal mine. You'll see three explosions to start, one while the camera is panning; the second, two guys go running out of a mine while a third watches, then boom; and the third, a cool under-snow explosion. Then it moves on to a horse drawing a dump wagon up to a steam shovel. It's amazing seeing how effortlessly the man running it managed the machine. And finally, it shows the gravity rail that was moving coal up and out of the mine. Tedd's father worked (briefly) as a coal miner in PA, with his father. This was where Tedd's Dad learned the old truism "you don't have to run faster than the explosion you just caused, just faster than your old man". Yep, Tedd's dad's stint as a miner was pretty short. Speaking of the misfits, the music is not a blues, and is actually titled: "My Woman Left Me And Took The Hammond, So All I Got Left Is A MG-1 Blues". Synthesizer players hate it or love it, the poor little poly-synth enjoys a peculiar place in reality. Tedd loves his, obviously. In this piece, the MG-1 is set to emulate our Hammond, and does so pretty well, I think. And I really have no idea why it got the excessively long name. I suppose I should be happy he didn't come tear-assing out of the studio with an explosion on his heels. Some rights reserved. Welcome To Route 66
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