October 16, 2010 (Coal Geology): A coal breaker was a coal processing plant which broke coal into various useful sizes. The Book by Frederic P. Miller (Editor), Agnes F. Vandome (Editor) and John McBrewster (Editor) – “Coal breaker: Coal, Slate, Tailings, Coal preparation plant, Bituminous coal, Anthracite, Huber Breaker, St. Nicholas coal breakers, Relative density, Breaker boy, Coalworker’s pneumoconiosis” gives you in depth information about the coal breakers.
- Pub. Date: January 2010
- Publisher: Alphascript Publishing
- Format: Paperback, 74pp
Coal breakers also removed impurities from the coal (typically slate) and deposited them into a culm dump. The coal breaker is a forerunner of the modern coal preparation plant. Generally speaking, a coal tipple was typically used at a bituminous coal mine, where removing impurities was important but sorting by size was only a secondary, minor concern. Coal breakers were always used (with or without a tipple) at anthracite coal mines. While tipples were used around the world, coal breakers were used primarily in the United States in the state of Pennsylvania (where, between 1800 and the mid-20th century, nearly all the world’s known anthracite reserves were located). At least one source claims that, in 1873, coal breaking plants were found only at anthracite mines in Pennsylvania.
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