AbstractsEarth & Environmental Science

Pennsylvania coal fields

by Arthur D. Terrell

Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year: 1899
Record ID: 1497577
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/17831


"The use of mineral coal dates back before the Christian Era. The mining of coal, however, is much more recent. About the 18th century coal mining began to be scientifically [executed]. The area of Anthracite coal fields in Penn. is not quite 500 square miles included in outcrop lines of its lowest beds" – p. 1.