Photo-a-Day (Monday, 8th February, 2016)
How about that for a lump of coal?
I guess you could say that is "outcrop"
What a brilliant find. That would keep a few fires burning.
A lump of coal that size would not have been left for very long about 40 years ago.
Love it, very envious of your find. You are near the crop of the Arley seam in that neck of the woods
You can buy coal on Amazon!
BTW, George Formby Senior died on 8th February 1921.
What's the betting it won't be there much longer?
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.
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,
Has it been there for some time, or has it been deposited, or uncovered, by this Winter's heavy rains?
Thanks for that Alan
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
Is it king or Arley seam coal? What makes you think king britboy?
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.
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.