Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Iron and coke and chromium steel

Someone needs to talk about the old economy...   Mineweb covers several topics that all have impacts here:

Steelmaking boom has sent nickel and hard coking coal prices soaring--Scotiabank

I really don't know the answer to this... but does any local coal get exported overseas? There is an international trade in coal.  I once had to inspect a coal ship while it was being loaded.  It was 'raining' this coal dust and I was in a white uniform.  Bad. 

2 Comments:

Anonymous MH said...

Didn't the white uniform start back in the day of coal fired ships? If so, those guys much have had a tough laundry day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Russell said...

Local coal is shipped abroad. Demand for it is skyrocketing in China and Brazil.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 5:25:00 PM  

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