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I’m located on the southern tip of the hard coal region adjacent the Blue Mountain with a terrific view of the Hamburg Gap. Today came across this forum and thought it might be nice to share a few pictures of things that were collected over time.  I hope others will appreciate the collection.

The large piece is probably a big chunk of petrified log.

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Welcome to the forum and thanks for the pics.

Very nice petrified wood log you have. Reminds me of Arizona's petrified wood.

Also some nice minerals and fossils. What is that black and red piece? Any idea?

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The black piece with red spots is a specimen of anthracite coal.  An old time line company’s logo was a lump of stove coal with red spots.  It was hand painted back in the day by “breaker boys” before child labor laws existed.  Kids, breaker boys would sit on wooden planks while coal was sliding down a chute and they would reach down pick up pieces and dab red paint on with a straw brush.

This piece came out of an old breaker abandoned long before the second war.

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