Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pennsylvania Coal

Thanks go out to my nephew in Pennsylvania for this really cool sample of Coal. Even though it's not dirt, I loved the bottle in came in. I poured some out in order to look at it and was very surprised at how strong it smelled like soot. It also left quite a bit of "soot" on my counter as well. The coal was surprisingly shiny too. I did get a little more information about this amazing little bottle of coal today from my sister in California. The coal is from the Lakawana Railroad Museum in Scranton, PA. She actually got it for me while attending a conference in Wilkes-Barre. The Lakawana Museum is home to the Steamtown NHS' UP #4012 "Big Boy" engine. Here's the link: . Take a gander and let me know what you think. Oh yeah, and let me know if they yell, "ALL ABOARD".

Thank you Sue!


Anonymous said...

I did a coal drawing a long time ago. It's much like working with charcoal. You have to spray something over it when you're done so it won't smudge later on down the road when your visiting friends decide they have to touch it.

Steven said...

Whoa.. This coal could have been found near Dwight K Schrute's beet farm! Haha