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Helper UT coal (#0099)

Helper UT coal  (#0099)
Opposite the pull-off and the memorials (adjacent pictures), a cut portion of the hillside with veins of coal, the historic economic force of the area.

Clint, Cliff Furnald (RootsWorld), kiiti, John Linton have particularly liked this photo


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Clint
Clint
I know people who would have a lot of fun poking around this cut.

I grew up in a coal state and I always heard a lot about it, but it was all a good distance from where I lived. I was surprised when I learned just how narrow a coal bed can be. You get the idea an entire mountain is coal, but they take mountaintops off these days to get at beds not that much thicker than these.
22 months ago.
Don Barrett (aka DBs… has replied to Clint
When you see the number and size of of coal trains in the west, it's hard to believe they can get so much, even with moutain-top removal, when the veins are this narrow.
22 months ago.