Anthracite, commonly known as hard coal, has been commercially mined and prepared in the Northeast Region of Pennsylvania for more than 150 years. Most Anthracite reserves are found in the five counties of Schuylkill, Carbon, Northumberland, Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties. The Anthracite coal fields extend 50 miles east and west and 100 miles north and south covering approximately 484 square miles. Current estimates show 4 to 6 billion tons of reserves of Anthracite left in the region.

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Bitcoin Miner Stronghold Acquires Panther Creek Power Plant and Refuse Site

9.12.2021

According to a recent article in Bitcoin Magazine, Stronghold Digital Mining has reportedly acquired the Panther Creek coal refuse site along with its 80 MW capacity. If the company succeeds in actualizing that potential, the new facility could...

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Number of Producing U.S. Coal Mines Fell in 2020

9.12.2021

The number of producing coal mines in the United States reached its lowest levels ever in 2020. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the number of producing coal mines fell to 551. This is the lowest...

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OSMRE Announces $1.6 million in Funding for Applied Sciences Projects Funds

9.12.2021

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has announced the availability of fiscal year 2021 Applied Sciences Program funding. The application period opened August 20, 2021 and will close 45 days later on October 7, 2021. Eligible...

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MSHA Issues Warning to Mine Operators Regarding Unauthorized Recreational Vehicles on Active Mine Property

9.12.2021

In a letter addressed to all Mount Pleasant District Mine Operators, Manager Mike Kelley, reminded mine operators that “unauthorized personnel on mine property is prohibited.” In his letter, Kelley noted that MSHA has been receiving reports that recreational vehicles are using...

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