Retired miners from across Central Appalachia have come together to advocate for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund. They are sharing stories of black lung disease suffered by their grandfathers, fathers, themselves, and even their sons. Black lung is incurable, but preventable if coal companies take the necessary precautions. Support the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund at blacklungkills.org. Pictured left to right:
Michael Witten, WV
Jim Probst, Hamlin, WV
Tyler Hughes, VA
Willie Dodson, VA
Jimmy Moore, KY. @kentuckiansforthecommonwealth #allianceforappalachia#blacklungkills#blacklung#coalmining#health#coalminers#blacklungdisabilitytrustfund
As part of our 'Last coals to Leeds' (see link in bio for full details including a timetable and roster) we have created a memorial to those who served at Middleton Broom Colliery. These great people toiled underground night and day for the coal that drove the industrial revolution forward #coal#coalmining#leeds#leedslife#middletonrailway#middletonpark
The miner is working to complete an initial public offering to raise between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion selling #shares at $4 to $4.80 each. (Technically it’s selling chess depositary interests or “CDIs” which are a proxy for trading foreign shares on the #ASX .) The IPO will give Coronado a market value of between $3.9 and $4.6 billion on listing.
The cash raised will be used to pay down debt and provide Coronado with greater financial flexibility to pursue growth opportunities.
Find out more over on Stockhead.com.au 👆🏼 #investors#stocks#coal#coalmining
Transportation & Movement week continues today with this unique train pass from Carbon County. It was used on one of the few privately-owned railroad lines in early 1900’s in Utah. The Kenilworth & Helper Railroad was maintained and owned by the Independent Coal & Coke Company, and was primarily used to haul coal from the Kenilworth and Aberdeen mines to the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad junction in Helper for further washing and distribution. Independent Coal & Coke rented locomotives from Rio Grande Western and Lima Locomotive Works in Ohio. As a mining company that was not primarily owned by a railroad company, Independent Coal & Coke was unique for building their own railroad to connect their coal mines to the rest of the West’s fuel market.
🚂 Coal was first discovered in Aberdeen in the late 1880s, creating a wagon-based mining operation that provided coal for locals. By 1906, the mine was bought by the Independent Coal & Coke Company along with Kenilworth Mine. The coal mines in Aberdeen and Kenilworth were some of the most productive and developed coal mines in Carbon County. By the mid-1920s, their mining operations were producing 2,000 tons of coal per day. One tunnel alone produced 100 tons per hour. Their expansion as a company included the purchase of the Castle Gate mine and coal washing facility nearby in the 1950s. Until the Company’s dissolution in the late 1960s the Independent Coal & Coke Company was a main Utah-based supplier of coal to nearly all of the Mountain-West. #utah#utahhistory#history#railroad#locomotive#utahisrad#utahgram#carboncounty#coal#coalmining#coalminer#trainpass#train
Here’s a short description of our newest books by Jim Ridings: “Cardiff was a booming coal mining town a little more than a hundred years ago. After the mine closed, the town died. Most of the houses were picked up and moved. A large number were moved to Kankakee, into a neighborhood that became known as White City. The fascinating story of the "ghost town" of Cardiff, along with the stories of other coal towns in Kankakee, Livingston, Will and Grundy counties is in two books I wrote on the subject.”
Industrial layover to see the coal pits and port near Omuta. In contrast to Kagoshima, which seems to have been affected relatively little by the 2015 inscription of Meiji Industrial Revolution sites, Omuta has embraced its sites and made an effort to build up industrial tourism. Just walking around today, I was struck at how industrial the town still seems-its UNESCO port is still busy and active. Omuta has even debuted a coal mining 😯⛏ cartoon character who appears on all the advertising. The visitor center was loaded with coal mine headgear stationery and pins. That said, the sites weren’t easy to get to, and contrary to info online, they were largely closed. The digital interactives at the site did not appear to be working. A contradictory experience all told. #sahbrooks#industrialheritage#publichistory#coalmining#omuta#japan#miike#meiji
China has built the world’s largest floating #solar plant on a lake, which was previously the site of extensive #coalmining 💡A huge step in the green direction for #china , considering a shocking 366,000 deaths in 2013 were reported due to #airpollution 🌿
China’s is determined to cut their country’s #carbonemissions by 2030 with their aim for all their #renewableenergy resources to meet all energy requirements! 💡🙏
The floating solar panel lake consists of 166,000 panels, enough to power 15,000 homes 🏡 ✨
And in addition to this, to improve the #airquality and fight against #climatechange , China is deploying soldiers to plant saplings and grow a forest the size of Ireland! 🌎💚🌎
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It doesn’t take long to realize that mining has played a major part in bringing people to this area of the country. If you pay attention and know where to look you can still find remnants of the coal industry throughout the county, but did you know, that at one time the Latimer County area was the top coal producing field in the state?
The principal coal-producing area of present day Latimer County lay in the northern mountains, in the Choctaw Segregated Coal Lands. By 1895 the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway operated mines near Gowen, Lutie, and Wilburton. By 1905 mining operations included McAlester Coal Mining Company (from 1897), McAlester Coal and Mineral Company (from 1897), Eastern Coal and Mining Company (from 1899), Great Western Coal and Coke Company (from 1899), and Missouri, Kansas and Texas Coal Company (from 1904), all near Wilburton; Kali-Inla Coal Company (from 1904) near Gowen; Bache and Denman Coal Company (from 1905) near Red Oak; and Le Bosquit Coal and Mining Company (from 1902) and Turkey Creek Coal Company (from 1901), both near Hughes.
In 1908, 2,700,000 tons of coal, worth $6,000,000, were mined in Oklahoma. Wilburton was at this time the leader in tons mined in Oklahoma. The city was bustling with mining activity and the town was growing faster than anyone expected.
By 1912 the county had twenty-seven mines working three thousand miners producing five thousand tons per day. In addition, various individuals operated small strip mines. Most of the miners were native-born whites, but an assortment of Europeans, Scotch, Irish, Welch, Italian, Latvian, Syrian, German, French, English, Polish, Bulgarian, Ruthenian, and many more also contributed their labor to mining industry. The area became a melting pot of nationalities and it has been said that some nineteen languages were spoken throughout Wilburton at one time. - The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture
-Wilburton I.T. & OK by Clyde Wooldridge and Betty Johnson