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Coal in Pennsylvania

ment necessary for large-scale mining, coal became a major industry. The earliest known mention of coal in North America is of that on Cape Breton Island, Canada, in 1672. A map made by the explorer Joliet in 1673 shows a coal location in Illinois. The earliest note of coal in Pennsylvania .

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Exploring the Coal Mining Ruins in Shamokin PA - YouTube

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Coal Miner Records - phmc.pa.gov

Eckley Miners' Village Museum – 2 Eckley Main Street ...

Eckley Miners' Village educates the public about the story of anthracite coal mining along with patch towns and their residents through the preservation and exploration of the site and its collection. Eckley Miners' Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Eckley Miners ...

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Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour | #visitPA

Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour in Scranton, PA. Descend slowly into the earth in a mine car as you enter the old Slope #190. Visit Pennsylvania. Find information on places to stay, things to do, trip ideas, destinations and deals and events in PA. Travel to Pennsylvania today!

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Centralia Mine Fire: Devastation from Underground

In 1890, the coal mining town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, was home to more than 2800 people. Just like in any other town, rows of houses lined the streets, townsfolk had barbecues in their backyards, and everyone put up Christmas decorations during December. In 1962, the Centralia mine fire ...

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Interactive atlas of historical coal mine maps in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations has collaborated with Pennsylvania State University to produce the Pennsylvania Mine Map Atlas. This enormous resource contains thousands of detailed coal mine maps that can be overlaid on a variety of base maps for the entire state, including terrain, topographic and road maps, and aerial ...

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Mine Tour – Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

The temperature inside the mine averages 52 degrees, so a sweater or jacket is recommended. The tour lasts about 35 minutes. Deep inside the mine, you will alight from your car and follow your miner-guide as you are given an explanation of how coal is mined. There are storyboards inside the mine depicting the mining operation.

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Western Pennsylvania Coalfields - coalcampusa

This is a presentation of historically significant bituminous coal mining towns and structures in Western Pennsylvania. A coal patch (called "coal camp" outside of Pennsylvania) is a town where everything was built and owned by a coal company, including schools, .

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Coal - dcnr.pa.gov

In Pennsylvania, operators mine coal at the surface and underground. The Pennsylvania Geological Survey has a page-size map (PDF) of the state's coalfields. Some of the largest, most modern and productive underground coal mines in the United States are in southwestern Pennsylvania in the Main Bituminous coalfield.

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Coal Region - Wikipedia

The Coal Region is a historically important coal-mining area in Northeastern Pennsylvania in the central Ridge-and-valley Appalachian Mountains, comprising Lackawanna, Luzerne, Columbia, Carbon, Schuylkill, Northumberland, and the extreme northeast corner of Dauphin counties. Academics have made the distinction North Anthracite Coal Field and South Anthracite Coal Field (each of Pennsylvania ...

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Pennsylvania and coal - SourceWatch

Pennsylvania sues Consol over discharges. On September 7, 2011, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission filed a complaint against Consol Energy over discharges from two coal mines in West ia - Blacksville 2 Mine and Loveridge 22 Mine - saying the discharges killed thousands of fish, mussels, salamanders, and other wildlife along a 30-mile stretch of the tributary, Dunkard Creek, in 2009.

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Anthracite Coal Region – of Northeastern Pennsylvania

by Melissa R. Meade. New York Times reporter Michael Cooper linked to our Anthracite Coal Region webpage on which we reported about the work of local Anthracite Coal Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania artist Bob McCormick.The article is in the Arts section of the April 5 New York Times. Bob grew up in the same coal patch town as my grandmother in Schuylkill County called Big Mine Run.

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Pennsylvania Mining Complex | CONSOL Energy Inc.

The Pennsylvania Mining Complex, located in Greene and Washington counties, is the largest underground coal mine complex in North America. Consisting of the Bailey, Enlow Fork and Harvey mines, along with the central preparation plant and train loadout facility, it is among the safest and most productive complexes in the world. Bailey Mine

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Worker killed when wall collapses at Pennsylvania coal mine

PROSPERITY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a coal mine worker was killed when a long wall of coal collapsed on top of him at a mine in western Pennsylvania. The wall .

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Coal Mining | Rosebud Mining Company | United States

Since 1979, Rosebud Mining Company has actively produced high-quality bituminous coal, both metallurgical and steam qualities, from mines located in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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Mining - dep.pa.gov

Bureau of District Mining Operations. Responsible for permitting and inspection of mine sites for a given region and/or specific mining type. There are 6 individual District Mining Offices (DMOs) in Pennsylvania located to best serve the needs of the industry and citizens. Epermitting info Bureau of Mining Programs

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Coal Towns | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three coal units have closed in southwestern Pennsylvania since 2012, including FirstEnergy Corp.'s Hatfield's Ferry power plant, a 1,710-megawatt landmark so close to Nemacolin that, on a sunny day, it would eclipse the village's streets with its plume of white steam. Coal producers have experienced a wave of bankruptcies and soul-searching.

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Mining Resources – Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania

Mining in Pennsylvania was a well regulated industry after the Avondale mine disaster in 1869.Details of mining accidents, fatal and nonfatal, can be found in the volumes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Mine Inspector Reports.Publications began in 1870 and continues today; however, the reports are only genealogically useful until the 1920's.

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Pennsylvania-Mines - miningartifacts

Bituminous coal was first commercially mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh. The coal was extracted from drift mines in the Pittsburgh coal seam, which outcrops along the hillside, and .

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PENNSYLVANIA COAL COMPANY RECORDS - phmc.state.pa.us

The Pennsylvania Coal Company was chartered in 1838 and organized in 1915 in Scranton to mine anthracite coal. In 1849, it merged with the Washington Coal Company. Because of an 1869 disaster at its Avondale mine in which 110 miners died, laws were passed providing for a second opening to mines and better ventilation.

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