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BENEATH THESE BARE ROCKS LIE THE SOLIDIFIED SUNBEAMS STORED BY PROVIDENT NATURE FOR RESORCEFUL MAN

It is only during a few centuries that coal has been used to any extent, although Roman mines in England point to its use in those times. William Penn paid $2,500 for the anthracite region. Coal already taken out has had a tidewater value of seven billion dollars and there are five tons in place for every one thus far removed. Ninety-eight years ago the total shipments from this region were only 365 tons. Now the production is 90,000,000 tons per year.


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