Recent news about the
Silver Spade

Starting down the ramp. Photo: David hopper

thinking that the spade would still be setting by the road, i headed up to cadiz Saturday, may 5th. However, when I arrived, the spade wasn't where I expected it to be. It was working its way down a ramp into the new pit.  As it turns out, they completed repairs and started moving again on may 2nd.

When I arrived, I spoke to a Consol employee, he said that the spade was still about 50 feet above the coal. She would continue to ramp downward to the level of the coal, then would turn and dig out the ramp, exposeing the coal beneath it.


Halfway down the ramp into the new pit.

Photo: David Hopper