Q: What makes anthracite coal different from other forms of coal such as bituminous coal? Why is anthracite a superior form of coal?
A: Anthracite is different from other types of coal because it contains more pure carbon and is harder as a result. It is superior because its high carbon content makes it a cleaner burning coal than other coals.
Q: Immigrants came from over 36 countries to mine coal in Northeastern PA. Can you name at least 4 of these countries?
A: Any of the following countries are correct!
- United Kingdom
- Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland
- Czech Republic
Q: Why would an iron furnace be located near a coal mine?
A: Anthracite coal was one of the earliest fuels for industrial use, especially for the iron and steel industries.