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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 8th February, 2016)

How about that for a lump of coal?


How about that for a lump of coal?
Spotted in the River Douglas at Worthington.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ60)
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Comment by: Ken R on 8th February 2016 at 04:00

I guess you could say that is "outcrop"

Comment by: Kath H on 8th February 2016 at 09:57

What a brilliant find. That would keep a few fires burning.

Comment by: Aubrey on 8th February 2016 at 11:36

A lump of coal that size would not have been left for very long about 40 years ago.

Comment by: Neil Cain on 8th February 2016 at 11:47

Love it, very envious of your find. You are near the crop of the Arley seam in that neck of the woods

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th February 2016 at 12:44

See:-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal
You can buy coal on Amazon!
BTW, George Formby Senior died on 8th February 1921.

Comment by: Ozymandias. on 8th February 2016 at 15:44

What's the betting it won't be there much longer?

Comment by: AP on 8th February 2016 at 16:21

I had been burning Kelingley deep mined house-coal prior to its closure last year, Coal-man told me I could have it to special order: about thirty of his customers did, but only one delivery, so we all had to get our winter supplies from him at the same time. Having said that, it then cost LESS than the Columbian coal, which was the default that rest of his customers were getting.

Comment by: A banks on 8th February 2016 at 19:11

Yes Neil if you walk past arley golf club towards the woods ,half way down before the Douglas footbridge take the track on the right about 200yds you will see it in the river Douglas,

Comment by: priscus on 8th February 2016 at 19:26

Has it been there for some time, or has it been deposited, or uncovered, by this Winter's heavy rains?

Comment by: Neil Cain on 8th February 2016 at 22:20

Thanks for that Alan

Comment by: britboy on 10th February 2016 at 18:13

What a beautiful example, it would make a great art exhibit if it could be recovered in one piece or as big a piece as possible.
Echo of passed era, King Coal

Comment by: Neil Cain on 12th February 2016 at 22:05

Is it king or Arley seam coal? What makes you think king britboy?

Comment by: Neil Cain on 3rd March 2016 at 09:18

Sorry britboy I think I've misunderstood what you mean. I am guessing you are referring to coal as king generally. I thought you meant it was coal from the actual seam known as the king seam.

Comment by: Stephen Senior on 10th March 2016 at 13:34

I photographed this on the 29th December 2016. There were two large pieces of the coal seam then. They were dislodged by a very swollen River Douglas due to the deluge on Boxing Day.

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