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  • Interactive map of coal mines in West Virginia | American ...

    Interactive map of coal mines in West Virginia | American ...

    The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey provides an interactive map of underground and surface coal mining activity in West Virginia. The map shows areas of active and historical coal mining in both underground and surface mines, with separate colors for auger and highwall mining. Users can zoom in on mining areas and retrieve information for individual mines,

  • Mining in West Virginia: A Capsule History | WV Office of ...

    Mining in West Virginia: A Capsule History | WV Office of ...

    Important Dates in West Virginia’s Mining History. 1742 First discovery of coal by John Peter Salley in the area now comprising West Virginia.. 1770 George Washington noted “a cole hill on fire” near West Columbia in current Mason County.. 1800 Pittsburgh Coal Seam was discovered in northern Kanawha County.. 1810 First commercial coal mine opened near Wheeling by Conrad Cotts for ...

  • Ghost Towns of Iowa

    Ghost Towns of Iowa

    ACKWORTH: Warren Co. See our GTs of Central Iowa page for details.. ANDERSONVILLE: Marion Co. Also known as the Anderson Mine, this class A-coal mining camp was located three miles northwest of Pershing. The site is on 165 th Ave “where the huge gas pipeline crosses the road.” On GNIS, the pipeline is no longer shown on the aerial photos, but it appears that it would have been near the ...

  • The rise and demise of a West Virginia coal mine

    The rise and demise of a West Virginia coal mine

    Aug 05, 2016 The Hobet mine was born in 1974 under a man named Fil Nutter – part of a West Virginia prospecting family that controlled a construction company, limestone pit and small-time coal mines.

  • First new coal mine in Colorado sparks economic hope in ...

    First new coal mine in Colorado sparks economic hope in ...

    Jun 24, 2021 The New Elk Coal Mine, west of Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado, on June 18, 2021. (John McEvoy, Special to The Colorado Sun) The last new coal mine permit issued in Colorado was for the New Horizon North Mine in Nucla in 2012. That mine, in Montrose County’s West End, fed Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association’s Nucla ...

  • Coal Mining Heritage in West Virginia

    Coal Mining Heritage in West Virginia

    Shipment of coal from the coalfields of West Virginia first to outside markets first began in the 1830s, but the development of the state's untapped coalfields did not begin in earnest after the Civil War. By 1911, West Virginia had achieved the rank of second in bituminous coal production in the United States, and in 1917, it was the largest producing state.

  • History of Coal Mining In Iowa & Coal Statistics

    History of Coal Mining In Iowa & Coal Statistics

    526 HISTORY OF COAL MINING IN lOW A Van Buren County. Mr. Jacob P. Alfrey of Farmington, Van Buren county, who was the first white child born in Iowa, is authority for the statement that the first mine …

  • Second fatal coal mining accident in WV in two days claims ...

    Second fatal coal mining accident in WV in two days claims ...

    Jun 04, 2021 West Virginia suffered its second coal mining fatality in as many days Thursday. Nicholas David Adkins, 43, of Racine, died after being struck …

  • Coal Miners

    Coal Miners

    Between 1880 and 1920, southern West Virginia’s population grew from 93,000 to 446,000, due almost entirely to the coal industry. The region’s first coal miners primarily were African Americans, both enslaved and free. By 1850, approximately half of Kanawha County’s slaves worked in the salt industry—many mined coal to fuel the furnaces.

  • Buxton: A Lost Utopia | IDCA

    Buxton: A Lost Utopia | IDCA

    Reclaiming Iowa’s Abandoned Coal Mine Lands This eight-minute Iowa Outdoors video focuses on Iowa's coal mines. A century ago, southern Iowa was home to hundreds of surface coal mines. As the coal boom died so did the companies that mined for it, leaving those mines abandoned and …

  • These 12 Rare Photos Show West Virginia's Mining History ...

    These 12 Rare Photos Show West Virginia's Mining History ...

    Oct 18, 2020 The coal mining industry has brought a lot of life to West Virginia. Wikimedia Commons/Russell Lee. The town of Welch in McDowell County was thriving in 1946, when this photograph was snapped. It was once called The Heart of the Nation's Coal Bin. The community was founded in the 1890s, but the 1920s coal boom helped this small community grow ...

  • Abandoned Underground Coal Mines of Des Moines, Iowa …

    Abandoned Underground Coal Mines of Des Moines, Iowa …

    The purpose of this report is to compile information on past coal mining activity in the city of Des Moines and the surrounding areas and summarizing documentation for the available records. The limits of the study area encompass the most densely populated portion of the Des Moines area affected by undermining and includes all known underground mines in Polk county.

  • Boone County, Iowa coal_mines.htm

    Boone County, Iowa coal_mines.htm

    Boone County Iowa : Coal Mines. Annual reports of the condition of mines, and extent of mining operations in Boone county, Boonesboro, Iowa, Jan. 1st, 1879. Moingona Coal Company, Last year, worked 350 men; this year, from 65 to 70 men, all told. This same company last year worked two (2) shafts, Nos. 4 and 5 respectively.

  • West Coast Mining

    West Coast Mining

    The top three destinations for West Coast coking coal are now India, Japan, and Australia. Oceana Gold’s Globe Progress mine near Reefton finished mining in 2015, and finished processing in 2016. It now leads the industry in restoration, and serves as an example of how mining on conservation land can be done responsibly.

  • Life After Coal: The Decline and Rise of West Virginia ...

    Life After Coal: The Decline and Rise of West Virginia ...

    Aug 07, 2020 Life After Coal: The Decline and Rise of West Virginia Coal Country. A coal train moves through Thurmond, WV, once a prosperous coal mining town, now abandoned. Photo: kartografia via Flickr CC. In the West Virginia coalfields — on the edge of which my aunt and uncle live, and where I spent holidays and vacations as a kid — the economic ...

  • A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big ...

    A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big ...

    Jun 14, 2021 A Fading Coal County Bets on Schools, but There’s One Big Hitch. Hard hit by the decline of mining, a rural area in West Virginia is trying to attract teachers in a comeback effort. What’s ...

  • When Colfax was the ‘Saratoga of the West’

    When Colfax was the ‘Saratoga of the West’

    Coal mining became an important industry in the Colfax community. Colfax was nearly 10 years old in the fall of 1875 when several local men were boring for a coal mine east of town. In the process a flow of water bubbled up from the ground. Upon tasting the water they detected an unusual quality about it and decided to have the water analyzed.

  • Is there a mine under your home? Check here

    Is there a mine under your home? Check here

    Apr 15, 2016 The sinkhole is in the 4100 block of Southwest Fifth Street. Officials told KCCI's Kim St. Onge that the mine under the sinkhole neighborhood dates back to the 1920s and the South Des Moines Coal ...

  • 7 Coal Mining Ghost Towns in West Virginia

    7 Coal Mining Ghost Towns in West Virginia

    Jan 25, 2016 What You’ll Discover In These 7 Tiny West Virginia Mining Towns Is Incredible. Like most of West Virginia, the New River Gorge area has a rich history of coal mining. In fact, during the Industrial Period, more than 50 coal towns sprung up there, bringing thousands of people to the gorge.

  • Coal Mines | AbandonedMines

    Coal Mines | AbandonedMines

    About Coal Mines. Most abandoned coal mines are found in the East and tend to be small to medium-sized. Sixty percent of these mines can be found in just three states: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Larger sites are found in the West, though in much smaller numbers. Most abandoned coal mines are located on State-owned land.

  • Pick 5: Coal

    Pick 5: Coal

    Feb 07, 2020 The coal mining era is coming to an end in southwest Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern West Virginia. Coal has had its share of booms and busts over the decades, but this time it looks like the elevator is going to go to the basement and stay there. What with cheap natural gas, cheap solar and wind power, and our awareness of the climate ...

  • WV Coal Facts | WV Office of Miners' Health Safety and ...

    WV Coal Facts | WV Office of Miners' Health Safety and ...

    The West Virginia Coal Industry provides about 30,000 direct jobs in WV, including miners, mine contractors, coal preparation plant employees and mine supply companies. Underground mines in 2009 produced 87 million tons with 33 million tons from longwall mining.