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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.
 
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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Loading and Supply Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); Scranton's History Mule (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Loader (within shouting distance of this marker); Colliery Locomotive, 1919
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
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Tribute to Anthracite Coal Miners (about 700 feet away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Avondale Mine Disaster Victims (approx. 1.2 miles away); Avondale Mine Disaster (approx. 1.2 miles away). 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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