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[Source - No. 1, Index 336] 1909 Annual Coal Report 2 The Lovington Coal Company of Lovington in Moultrie county, which has had one of the hardest struggles in mining history in this State, succeeded in getting a shaft to the large coal seam in that county; at a depth of 912 feet they have found a 9 foot seam of coal, and from the geological formations, I am of the opinion that the seam is No. 6.
Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.