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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:57 pm 
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Anyone know anything about the Dark Run Colliery at Dark Run. Its located between Wadesville and Frackville on a side road off of Rt. 61. Found the old washhouse and one slope that was pretty caved in and another that was well open. Just lookin for some information or photos of the old colliery. Thanks!


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Are those the ruins that are located near Wal-Mart, behind the Gasway?


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No, course I do wanna explore them to. The side road I am referring to is going up the mountain towards Frackville. There are three homes on the southbound side of 61 and they are called Dark Run. If you take the side road about a mile up you will come to the colliery site. Not sure if its Dark Run or if it goes by another name. If you keep going on the road you will come to the other side of the Wadesville Stripping Pit.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:15 am 
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there is a pump house right where you turn on that road right? we have seen and been in that wash house just off the side of the road, and just up the hill is the ruins of a fan house with a shallow airshaft that goes into a pitching airway probably a coal chute that extends to the surface, is this what you are refering to? i have not seen any pictures of this operation, however i may have the name written down somewhere.

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yeah, thats it.


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if my memory serves me correct, i believe that was at the very tip of the st. clair colliery. im pretty sure it was part of that ill have to look at some maps to be sure though.

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That sounds like the Repplier Colliery (aka Ellsworth Colliery).
There used to be a patch called New Castle there, well, a couple hundred feet north of where your talking about, but the town was stripped through sometime back in the 50’s, (i think, not sure about the date).


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Thanks, maybe I can find some more info. from this. I will have one or two photos up in the week.

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http://dalado.smugmug.com/gallery/32141 ... 174/Medium


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is that pic from the bottom of the small shaft?

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Yes


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i have to ask...... how did you get the camera down there?

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I drove by the wash house today & the roof has collapsed. There are a lot of trees down in the area. Looks like Reading Anthracite may be starting a new pit or expanding Wadesville.

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i heard that a larger mining company is going to start a quarry up there. H&K, they dont do any coal mining though, probally just a quarry for aggregate.


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