Recent news about the
Silver Spade

Photo: Dave Hopper

After Sitting more than a year, the silver spade was fired back up & has a new mission in life.

The spade was parked about a year ago, and for a while the future didn't look very good for her. A series of events occured,which made it look like her days might be running out. With the coal reserves nearly exhausted where she was digging, Consol was seeking permits to mine a new field, but the permits were taking some time to get. At around the same time, the coal she was uncovering, wasn't selling and began to pile up.