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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Pennsylvania Anthracite Council (PAC) to Celebrate 25 Years of Service at its Fall Meeting

8.5.2019

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council will celebrate 25 years of service to the anthracite industry at its Fall meeting on Thursday, October 3rd. The organization was officially established in August of 1994. The PAC was organized to “advance...

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

8.5.2019

Congressman Dan Meuser will be the Keynote Speaker for the PAC Fall meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration. Congressman Meuser is a local businessman and politician who serves as the U.S Representative from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. A Republican, he...

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Pentagon Request Could Boost Rare Earth Mining Industry in U.S.

8.5.2019

According to a recent article that appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the rare earth mining industry in the United States could get a shot in the arm from the U.S. government’s interest in establishing a domestic production supply chain that...

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Trump Administration Moves to Secure Rare Earth Elements from Trade War

8.5.2019

President Trump recently invoked a Korean War-era law to secure supplies of rare earth minerals that China has threatened to cut off in retribution for tariffs. The White House issued a series of Defense Production Act determinations classifying various technologies...

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