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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PAC 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fall Meeting Features Congressman Dan Meuser as Keynote Speaker

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U.S. Anthracite Production Up 30 Percent from in First Half of 2019 Imports Up as Well

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