• Coal Mining

    Statewide, 48 counties contain at least one active or abandoned coal mine with the highest concentration of mines in western Pennsylvania which is underlain by coal seams. Two western Pennsylvania counties, Jefferson County and Somerset County, contain the highest number of coal mines in the state with 1,393 and 1,694 mines respectively.

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  • Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company photographs | …

    The Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company was the largest producer of anthracite coal in the United States from 1871 through the 1920s. This collection primarily shows the company''s operation in Locust Summit near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and comprises 86 photographs that detail the steps of mining and processing anthracite coal.

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  • Dan''s Camera of Allentown, Pennsylvania

    Anthracite Mining refers to the extraction of coal from the 500 square mile region of NorthEast Pennsylvania that contains a particularly hard and pure coal formed by the Appalachian Revolution. This geograhical occournce resulted in Appalachian mountains rising and folding over, creating extra pressure resulting in a harder, purer coal.

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  • About Us

    For 85 years, Blaschak Anthracite has remained at the forefront of anthracite mining. Today, the company maintains a leading role in the industry with a strong legacy and a bright future. 1937 – John, Anthony Sr., and Walter Blaschak start Blaschak Trucking, a transporter and marketer of deep-mined coal. 1945 – Blaschak acquires a deep mine ...

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  • Pennsylvania House passes bill allowing easier reclamation of coal mines …

     · HARRISBURG - A bill recently approved by the state House aims to allow easier reclamation of mines and create more jobs in the anthracite coal industry. House Bill 1813, which was authorized by ...

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  • Underground Coal Mining

    Underground mining involves opening one or more portals or shafts into the earth that follow or intercept coal seams that are too deep for surface mining methods. Two main methods of underground mining are practiced in Pennsylvania: Room-and-Pillar: Generally used for seams that are relatively flat or gently dipping.

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  • Mining for Anthracite Coal with a 6020B in Southern Pennsylvania …

     · , Matt, and Ben traveled out to Reading, Pennsylvania to visit a local coal mining site run by Reading Anthracite. We managed to catch a 602...

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  • ANTHRACITE COAL MINES AND MINING. | eHISTORY

    It is the report of the Bureau of Mines of the State of Pennsylvania for the year 1900, and is made up of the reports of the inspectors of the eight anthracite and ten bituminous districts. The inspectors give detailed reports of each accident, …

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  • Report of the Department of Mines of Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania. Dept. of Mines : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

     · Pennsylvania. Dept. of Mines, Coal mines and mining, Mineral industries Publisher [Harrisburg, Pa.] : Dept. of Mines of Pennsylvania Collection university_scranton; americana Digitizing sponsor Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation Contributor The University

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  • ANTHRACITE COAL MINES AND MINING. | eHISTORY

    It is the report of the Bureau of Mines of the State of Pennsylvania for the year 1900, and is made up of the reports of the inspectors of the eight anthracite and ten bituminous districts. The inspectors give detailed reports of each accident, and say that in from 50 to 70 per cent. of the cases the victims lost their lives by their own carelessness.

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  • Site selection and financial analysis of deep surface mining of anthracite …

     · Abstract Bear Valley in the Western Middle Anthracite Field of Pennsylvania was evaluated as the site for an open pit mine capable of producing sufficient anthracite to sustain an electric power generating plant. Manula, C. B., Camilli, F. A., and Kiusalaas, J. Site selection and financial analysis of deep surface mining of anthracite coal. ...

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  • The dangerous lives of Pennsylvania coal miners captured in rare …

     · Development of the anthracite coalfields in eastern Pennsylvania had progressed to the point where "hard coal" had captured the eastern markets. Consequently, bituminous coal production in western Pennsylvania grew principally with western population growth, expansion and development of rail and river transportation facilities to the west, and the emergence of the …

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  • Show Mines of the United States of America: Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour

    The anthracite was a very important factor for the prosperity of the area and so a nearby museum, The Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum tells the story of this anthracite mining. This two sites are very close together, in a geographic way, and in a more substantial way, so it is a good idea to combine both visits.

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  • The Pennsylvania State University

    Today, Pennsylvania is producing acid mine drainage treatment sludges, and the literature suggests that some of these, notably in the Anthracite Region, have significant contents of both cobalt and manganese.

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  • Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979 | Penn …

    Pennsylvania Annual Report of Mines by Year: 1870-1979. Published since the 1870s this report contains production statistics, mine names, locations, owner information, and accident statistics. Prior to the mid-1880s the reports for anthracite and bituminous coal were produced by separate agencies; therefore early reports for bituminous coal are ...

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  • Fire in the Hole | Science | Smithsonian Magazine

    By the 1950s, most Pennsylvania anthracite mines had been abandoned. Entrances caved in; tunnels began to fill with rubble. Later, strip miners with …

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  • Mining Resources – Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

    Mining in Pennsylvania was a well regulated industry after the Avondale mine disaster in 1869. Details of mining accidents, fatal and nonfatal, can be found in the volumes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Mine Inspector Reports. Publications began in 1870 and continues today; however, the reports are only genealogically useful until the 1920 ...

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  • HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF MAJOR PENNSYLVANIA …

    anthracite mines of Pennsylvania a total of 117 major accidents, each involving the death of five or more persons (1). ... chanical equipment and mine control standards were relatively incapable of coping with accident-generating condi-tions unrelated to gas ...

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  • Anthracite Coal Region – of Northeastern Pennsylvania

    For Immediate Release Media contact: Bode Morin, 570-963-4804 May 11, 2017 Anthracite Heritage Conference to be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Scranton Scranton — On Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Pennsylvania Anthracite ...

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  • Coxe Brothers Collection | Collection | SOVA

    Coxe Brothers was an anthracite coal producer which dated back to the coal property purchases by Tench Coxe between 1790 and 1824. Members of the Coxe family controlled numerous companies and businesses in the area, and remained independent for most of its history due to the management of Eckley B. Coxe.

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  • Affiliations | Highway Equipment & Supply Co.

    Pennsylvania Anthracite Council. . PAC is a trade organization representing surface mine operators, prep plant operators, and suppliers of anthracite coal mined in the Commonwealth. PAC advances environmentally-safe mining, addresses legislative and regulatory issues, and encourages the utilization of anthracite and bituminous coal.

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  • HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF MAJOR PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE MINE …

    anthracite mines of Pennsylvania a total of 117 major accidents, each involving the death of five or more persons (1). ... chanical equipment and mine control standards were relatively incapable of coping with accident-generating condi-tions unrelated to gas ...

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  • Reading Anthracite Rolls Out Big Cats at Pennsylvania Mine

     · Reading Anthracite Rolls Out Big Cats at Pennsylvania Mine. Thu August 12, 2021 - Northeast Edition #17. CEG. Reading Anthracite Company purchased a 6020B hydraulic mining shovel and two ...

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  • The Underground Miners Website

    The Underground Miners Website. Thanks for checking in! We are currently working on the rebranding of. The Underground Miners Website for the. 20 year anniversary in August 2022. Keep current with our equipment restorations and tours here: Tours and Info. Founded August 2002 Contact US .

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  • William J. Wilgus Collection, 1915-1916

    William J. Wilgus was a consulting engineer in New York City who was hired by Coxe Brothers & Company, Inc. to make an appraisal of its properties in 1915. He was originally from Buffalo, New York, and served for a time as the Chief Engineer of the New York Central Railroad. In 1903, he masterminded the redesign and electrification of the ...

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  • Pennsylvania-Mines

    The Danville Iron Mines were a series of mines along Montour Ridge in the Clinton formation at Danville, exploiting the beds of the red Hematite deposits of Central Pennsylvania. Conveniently situated within the vast Anthracite region of NE …

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  • UNDERGROUND SURVEYING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MINING …

    Pennsylvania''s anthracite mines certainly benefited from this influx of professional talent. The anthracite industry''s close alignment with ... equipment almost completely displaced the old fashioned surveyor s chain in American mines. Innovation, accuracy, and ...

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  • Pittston and the End of Coal Mining

    Besides mining anthracite coal, Pittston was also home to many industries in the 19th and 20th centuries, including metals, plastics, paper products, apparel, electrical equipment and beverages. The Pittston Stove Company, established in 1864, manufactured coal and wood-burning stoves for heating and cooking.

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  • Coal Mining Antiques For Sale

    1924 Anthracite Coal Miner Competency Certificate Carbondale Pa Poland Immigrant Vintage Blasting Cap - $29.99 Vintage Blasting Cap Cardboard Box …

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  • Coal In Pennsylvania

     · Pennsylvania''s Northern Anthracite Coal Field (1870-1970) This 1955 publication summarizes anthracite coal data by year and by county. Anthracite Museum. Located in the heart of anthracite country in Scranton, PA, this organization tells the story of the people who came from Europe to work in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.

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