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Scranton in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond

 
 
A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
1. A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond Marker
Inscription.  

This solid chunk of pure anthracite coal would heat a single
family home for a year. The Jeddo-Highland Coal Company
pulled this from the Mammoth Vein at their
Ebervale Site in Hazleton, Pa.

This 6½ ton block was recovered intact with a
Marion-8700 drag line, using a bucket that picks up
85-tons of earth in a single scoop. It was donated
by parent company Pagnotti Enterprises, in 1988.


 
Erected by Lackawanna County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1988.
 
Location. 41° 25.024′ N, 75° 42.916′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker and coal are located near the entrance to the Lackawanna Coal Mine, in McDade Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton PA 18504, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Information About This Piece of Coal (here, next to this marker); Charting the Course of Coal (a few steps from this marker); The Slope 190 Story
A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 19, 2019
2. A 13,000 lb. Black Diamond and Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); The Anthracite Coal Fields (a few steps from this marker); The Heritage of the Anthracite American (a few steps from this marker); Franklin Colliery Coal Mine Car (a few steps from this marker); Dynamite Magazine & Cap House (a few steps from this marker); Mobile Fire Fighting Equipment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region. (Submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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