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Lead picks for coal

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I like seeing the sparks when I use picks, and I was nervous the first time I mined coal, for I knew that coal dust and sparks make explosions.  Alas, I've come to believe no such explosions are in store.

Well, they should be :D  Mining a block of coal ought to cause a bit of a dust cloud, and if a spark from using a pick (and maybe open-flame light sources) hits such a cloud at the right concentration it ignites.  To mine coal safely, use lanterns and lead picks, for lead does not spark.  I couldn't promise lanterns are actually safe in a coal mine, but it's got to be better than an open flame.  Lead wears out very quickly, so bring a stack of heads and a stack of sticks.

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