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A short description of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal field

Its extent, capacity, value, progress, duration of progress, its economic importance, and its early history

by Jones, James F. M. E.

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Published in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Anthracite coal,
  • Coal mines and mining

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTN823.P4 J7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination56 p., 1 l.
    Number of Pages56
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26465085M
    LC Control Number06018176

    The Kingdom of Coal: Work, Enterprise, and Ethnic Communities in the Mine Fields. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Schaefer, Donald Fred. “A Quantitative Description and Analysis of the Growth of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Industry, to ” Ph.D. Diss., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

    Brief description of the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania Brief description of the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania by Ashburner, Charles Albert, [n.p.] Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Harvard University Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of. Map of Through Traffic Railway from the middle & southern anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania to New York via Perth Amboy; Jesse L. Hawley under direction of R.A. Wilder. Summary Outline map of eastern Pennsylvania and part of New Jersey showing relief by hachures, major drainage, major cities, and the connections of the many tributary.

    By the 's, Centralia had already been on a slow economic decline for several decades. The anthracite region of northeastern and central Pennsylvania contains 95% of anthracite coal in the United States. The market for this type of coal and for coal in general peaked around World War I and experienced a steady drop-off thereafter. Anthracite Fields was commissioned through Meet the Composer's Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Helen F. Whitaker Fund. Additional support was made possible through the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia Alan.


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A short description of the Pennsylvania anthracite coal field by Jones, James F. M. E. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Schuylkill County (/ ˈ s k uː l k ɪ l /, locally /-k əl /) is a county in the Commonwealth of of the census, the population wasThe county seat is Pottsville. The county was created on March 1,from parts of Berks and Northampton counties and named for the Schuylkill River, which originates in the March 3, additional territory in its Congressional district: 9th.

There are two types of coal found in Pennsylvania: anthracite (the “hard coal” found in Northeastern Pennsylvania below the Allegheny Ridge southwest to Harrisburg; also called “stone coal”, “rock coal” in the s) and bituminous (“soft coal”, found west of the Allegheny Front escarpment).Anthracite coal is a natural mineral with a high carbon and energy content that gives.

Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92% 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. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ashburner, Charles A. (Charles Albert), Brief description of the anthracite coal fields of Pennsylvania.

Encyclopedic reference of Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field. Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field - are based on data transcribed from the annual mine inspections published by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Report by Operation Name Breaker Screens and Coal Sizes: Shameless Book Plugs. CHAPTER 2. GEOLOGY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA COAL REGIONS Roger J. Hornberger, Caroline M. Loop, Keith B. Brady, Nathan A. Houtz The geology of the Anthracite and Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania is fundamental to most of the contents of this book.

Since most of the coal. THREE ink blots on the eastern end of the map of Pennsylvania, between the Delaware and the Susquehanna rivers, represent all the anthracite coal in the United States.

They cover an area of square miles, and produced last y, tons,--truly infinite riches in a little room. Originally inhabited by the Delaware and Susquehannock nations, the first anthracite coal was discovered in the midth century and the first mine established in near Pittston, Pennsylvania.

By the s, coal was being shipped in large quantities out of the region. Published since the s this report contains production statistics, mine names, locations, owner information, and accident statistics.

Prior to the mids the reports for anthracite and bituminous coal were produced by separate agencies; therefore early reports for bituminous coal are available as part III "Industrial Statistics" of the Annual Report of the Bureau of.

The Pennsylvania anthracite coalfields, along with the Georges Creek coalfield in Western Maryland, are really where the American coal company patch town originated. Eckley, Pennsylvania is an intact coal company town dating back to the mids.(Image courtesy of Jerry and Roy Klotz). The 7-year-old sneaked out of the house to meet her father in a coal field.

columnist Cheryl Kashuba read from her book "A Brief History of Scranton, Pennsylvania." At anthracite's peak, the. Each field is further subdivided into basins. The coal deposits are Pennsylvanian in age ( million years). Extensive folding and faulting of the strata made anthracite harder than bituminous coal, lower in volatile matter, and higher in carbon.

The Southern Field. The history of coal mining in the United States goes back to the s, when the Hopi Indians used coal. [citation needed] The first commercial use came inwithin the Manakin-Sabot area of Richmond, was the dominant power source in the United States in the late s and early s, and although in rapid decline it remains a significant source of energy in These 15 Rare Photos Show Pennsylvania’s Coal Mining History Like Never Before.

Pennsylvania’s rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late s and boomed between and After the boom, the industry began a steady decline that continues to the present day.

Mahanoy and Shenandoah Basins in the Second Anthracite Coal Fields. (back) Map of Part of the Mahanoy and Shenandoah Basins in the Second Anthracite Coal Field Showing the Shape of the Floor of the Mammoth Bed by Contour Lines 50 Feet Apart and the Areas of Exploitation of All the Beds Now Mined With Their Slopes, Shafts, Tunnels and Gangways.

The Best Books About the Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Region on Amazon. Hear the Whistle Blowing By J.R. Lindermuth “Historian John Lindermuth surveys the history of railroading in the Coal Region of Pennsylvania from its earliest days to the introduction of diesel engines. Lindermuth covers railroad towns, daily life, working on the railroad.

The Pennsylvania Coal Company was chartered in and organized in in Scranton to mine anthracite coal. Init merged with the Washington Coal Company. Because of an disaster at its Avondale mine in which miners died, laws were passed providing for a second opening to mines and better ventilation.

Anthracite mining was “the most dangerous job of the day,” according to Donald L. Miller and Richard E. Sharpless, authors of The Kingdom of Coal: Work, Enterprise, and Ethnic Communities in the Mine workers risked being buried under falling coal, sliced by the loosened anthracite’s razor edges, blasted by faulty fuses, poisoned by underground gases, and crushed under heavy.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations has collaborated with Pennsylvania State University to produce the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas.

This enormous resource contains thousands of detailed coal mine maps that can be overlaid on a variety of base maps for the entire state, including terrain, topographic and road.

Author by: Chas. Ashburner Languange: en Publisher by: Forgotten Books Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 67 Total Download: File Size: 41,5 Mb Description: Excerpt from First Report of Progress in the Anthracite Coal Region: The Geology of the Panther Creek Basin or Eastern End of the Southern Field Estimation Of the contents Of the anthracite coal beds New method.

Partial List of Name Anthracite Coal Breakers and Collieries. As anthracite mining got underway it was realized that coal did not come out of a mine in uniformly sized and clean pieces. As it was blasted loose from veins deep underground, the coal fell in all sizes mixed with .About this book Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume The Anthracite fields of northeastern Pennsylvania (Fig.

1) are deep synclinoria in which the Middle to Upper Pennsylvanian coal-bearing sequence is cradled by surrounding ridges of Lower Pennsylvanian conglomerate and sandstone.During the nineteenth century, northeastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mines fueled one of the great mining booms of American history.

The people who mined, moved, and sold anthracite coal built an industry that was crucial to the industrialization of the United States.