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For more than 150 years, Germany mined millions of tons of anthracite, or hard coal, from coal mines here that at their peak employed half a million miners.
Kentucky is going with a new look today: chrome helmets, anthracite jerseys and blue pants.
Revenue from anthracite at one time provided nearly half of Pyongyang’s foreign exchange.
Since March, however, imports of anthracite—the coal used to power Chinese electric plants—have dropped to zero, China customs data show.
The veins of anthracite running through central and eastern Pennsylvania, and their proximity to ports across the eastern seaboard, caused European immigrants to migrate there during the 19th century.
North Korea has ample reserves of the fuel, at one point leading the world in anthracite coal exports.
Two years ago some 80% of China’s anthracite came from North Korea.
Four of China’s northern customs districts near North Korea receive about 47 percent of the country’s oil imports and 63 percent of its anthracite coal, according to the General Administration of Customs.
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