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 Post subject: Mount Hope mine & the Scranton connection.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:46 pm 
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from coal, iron & oil. The practical miner 1866
The Mount Hope mine, with a railroad four miles long, belongs to the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company, who transport the ore by canal and railroad to Scranton, Pennsylvania, where it is converted into pig and bar iron. Number of employees, about 350, under the superintendence of Mr. Richard Stevens. Quantity taken out last fiscal year, 58,572 tons, of which 7260 were raised in June. Included in the above are the products of the Taylor, the Febo, and the Brannin mines.


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Pretty good find! There certainly is a big connection between many of the mines here and the Anthracite is the scranton area. We're probably your biggest customer!

Miner Greg


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yeh that is for sure. Kinda like cousins in the mining industry :D


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Found a little more info. Evidently the LI&C couldnt use our areas ore, as it was very poor quality. Being almost out of business they secured a contract with the Erie railroad for the manufacture of T rails. As any T rails were manyfactured in England only ,and inporting them to America was costly, As well as hard to purchase. As most T rails manufactured in England were for domestic use only.. So the LI&C had a contract, but no ore to make it. Enter the iron mines of NJ. The ore was supplied from NJ. And the first T rails in American were manufactured in Scranton, with ore supplied from NJ. Without that ore the LI&C surely would have been bankrupted, and the whole history of Scranton, and northeastern Pennsylvania could have been changed.


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