Here are some fun facts about our mining heritage.
We think of coal as a rock, but it’s actually made from trees that fell over and didn’t decompose (because there were no critters and bacteria around yet to eat it). They just fell on each other and over millions of years, hardened to make coal.
Coal is a type of carbon. Carbon is one of the essential elements that the human body needs to function. Our bodies are over 18% carbon.