From the late 1850's until the early 1900's the East Bay area was a local source for coal. The "black diamond" mines north of Mount Diablo are now a part of the Black Gold Mines Regional Preserve operated by the East Bay Regional Park District.
The scenery is terrific, the hiking trails are excellent and winter weather reduces the volume of weekend visitors. It all adds up to a great way to keep your New Year's resolution to exercise more! Walk the Black Diamond Mines trails enough this winter and you may find "the light at the end of the tunnel" too!
Another way to keep your New Year's resolutions is to find new ways to save money. Bring your BBQ propane tank for low-cost refills that will help you save on energy. More energy for less money is a smart way to start 2014! We're just down the street from your home in Antioch or Oakley so bring us your empty BBQ tanks and we'll save you some money!
Jim Spears is our Service Tech in Antioch and he took this photo from a couple of hundred feet or so inside one of the mines. Give him credit for the picture and being smart enough to tote a flashlight along on the journey!
Come see us in Antioch at 3285 East 18th Street - just before the Hwy 160 overpass on the west side of highway. Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. Best price on propane for your BBQ, RV or heater.