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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Commonwealth Acts to Ensure Prompt Payment of Mine Subsidence Insurance Claims

10.10.2016

Pennsylvanians with property damage covered by mine subsidence insurance will have their claims paid without delay, thanks to a new directive signed recently by the heads of the departments of Environmental Protection and Insurance, and the Pennsylvania State Treasury. ...

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MSHA Issues Safety Alert for Drill Operators

10.10.2016

Mine drill operators face their share of on-the-job risks. Failing to follow safe drilling practices can lead to fatal outcomes, as has been the case in recent years. In April 2014, a 53-year-old miner died in an underground gold mine...

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PAC Member Recognized for Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation

10.10.2016

Northampton Fuel Supply Company, Inc has received the National Award for Reclamation from the Federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM). Northampton was recognized for is Loomis Bank Operation located in Hanover Township, Luzerne County. This is the 30th...

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PAC Responds to Local Coal Editorial

10.10.2016

The Pennsylvania Anthracite Council (PAC) has responded to a recent editorial in the Pottsville Republican & Herald declaring anthracite mining “pretty much dead in the region.” The editorial which appeared in the August 13th edition of the Pottsville paper...

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