Coal Mines In Western Pennsylvania

Coal Mines In Western Pennsylvania

  • WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COALFIELDS

    PA was the No. 1 coal mining state in the U.S.A. until West Virginia surpassed it in 1930. In 1992 Pennsylvania produced only 65 million tons of coal, but was still the nationwide leader in coke production. This is a presentation of historically significant bituminous coal mining towns and structures in Western Pennsylvania.

  • Coal Miner Records - Pennsylvania Historical

    Non-Management EmployeesManagement EmployeesMining-Related Websites and Other ResourcesUnfortunately, there is not a great deal of documentation concerning rank and file miners and mine workers in the collections of the State Archives. The following five groups would be a good starting point for researchers wishing to locate non-management personnel who may have worked in Pennsylvania's coal industries. 1. Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company Inactive Employment Record Cards, 1913-1965, Manuscript Group 311, Series 18 (2 boxes) 2. Registers of Mine Accidents, Anthracite, Bitumino...
  • Pennsylvania Coal Mining History, Disasters, and Tours

    Over 10 billion tons of bituminous coal has been mined in 21 Pennsylvania counties (primarily western counties) during the past 200+ years of mining. This is approximately one-fourth of all coal ever mined in the United States.

  • Western PA Coal Mine Towns ! - YouTube

    31/03/2014  Sorry about the wind noise ! If anyone would like to learn more about the Grove City area . Here is a link . grovecityhistoricalsociety.org/PDF/Hi...

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  • Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western

    Sep 5, 2020 - Digital Coal Research Library. The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania. A Tribute to the Coal Miners of Western Pennsylvania. Compiled by Raymond A. Washlaski, Editor of "The Old Miner.". See more ideas about Coal mining, Virtual museum, Coal.

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  • Bituminous coal mine maps of Pennsylvania Penn

    The Bituminous coal mine maps of Pennsylvania were created by the Works Progress Administration from 1934-1938. Workers transcribed information about the extent of underground bituminous coal mines on to these maps, as well as locations of oil and gas wells. These maps are based on 15-minute topographic quadrangles, divided into nine sections.

  • 15 Best Rare Coal Mining Photos From Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania’s rich coal mining history dates back centuries to the late 1700s and boomed between 1870 and 1930. After the boom, the industry began a steady decline that continues to the present day. In fact, between September 2014 and April 2016, the industry as a whole in the U

  • Interactive atlas of historical coal mine maps in

    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

  • List of coal mines in the United States - Wikipedia

    45 lignes  The following table lists the coal mines in the United States that produced at least

  • NAMEOWNERTYPESTATENorth Antelope Rochelle MinePeabody Energy CorporationSurfaceWyomingBlack Thunder MineArch CoalSurfaceWyomingAntelope Coal MineCloud Peak EnergySurfaceWyomingEagle Butte MineFoundation CoalSurfaceWyomingVoir les 45 lignes sur en.wikipedia.org
  • Virtual Museum of Coal Mining in Western

    Sep 5, 2020 - Digital Coal Research Library. The 20th Century Society of Western Pennsylvania. A Tribute to the Coal Miners of Western Pennsylvania. Compiled by Raymond A. Washlaski, Editor of "The Old Miner.". See more ideas about Coal mining, Virtual museum, Coal.

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  • PA Mining History

    Coal Mining in Pennsylvania PA Mining History. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania's bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the

  • In Pennsylvania coal country, miners forgive Trump

  • Coal's comeback in western Pennsylvania USA

    Coal's comeback in western Pennsylvania. Long-term effect on climate hard to visualise in coal country where new mines are bringing new jobs. by Kristen Saloomey. 10 Jun 2017 16:47 GMT. I was in ...

  • Anthracite coal economy in Pennsylvania

    “Coal is not coming back. Coal in the U.S. will never come back,” said Art Sullivan, a mining consultant in western Pennsylvania. He’s worked in coal for 52 years, starting as a miner. He’s says people in the country’s coal regions have been misled. “Trump is a liar. Trump gave hope to a group of people I respect, admire, and have ...

  • Coal In Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Mines and

    01/10/2020  Bituminous coal mine maps of Pennsylvania. This set of maps was created by the WPA during the 1930's to show the locations of known underground coal mines. These maps are based on 15-minute topographic quadrangles, divided into nine sections. (For example, "Altoona 1" represents the northwest Gypsumer of the Altoona 15-minute quadrangle. "Altoona 9" represents the southeastern

  • Abandoned Mine Lands - Western Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania’s history with coal goes back well over 100 years, long before safeguards and restoration requirements were put in place. Abandoned mines pose hazards in Pennsylvania of dangerous shafts, mountains of black waste, scarred landscapes, acidic drainages polluting more than 4,000 miles of our streams and other hazards threatening human health and safety and depressing local economies.

  • Coal Mining - The Commonwealth of

    Statewide, 48 counties contain at least one active or abandoned coal mine with the highest concentration of mines in western Pennsylvania which is underlain by coal seams. Two western Pennsylvania counties, Jefferson County and Somerset County, contain the highest number of coal mines in the state with 1,393 and 1,694 mines respectively. Major impacts from mining include surface-elevation ...

  • INSIDE MINESHAFTS OF ABANDONED COAL MINE

    13/01/2017  In an epic abandoned mine that has tons of shafts! One of the first times going in the abandoned mine! It did get a little sketchy the further we went back. ...

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  • CAVERNS MINES IN PA - Underground crystal

    Take the mine tour to explore 300 feet beneath the earth. Learn about the mine, types of coal, and facts about the hard coal-mining life from a miner who will accompany you in your journey. Learn about the history of mines in Pennsylvania through exhibits of mining

  • Coal's comeback in western Pennsylvania USA

    Coal's comeback in western Pennsylvania. Long-term effect on climate hard to visualise in coal country where new mines are bringing new jobs. by Kristen Saloomey. 10 Jun 2017 16:47 GMT. I was in ...

  • Pennsylvania Coal Culture Exhibit - Coal Culture

    A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture. Featuring the Rochester Pittsburgh Coal Company Collection. This exhibit featured artifacts, photographs, mine maps, and ledgers that document Western Pennsylvania bituminous coal culture in Armstrong, Cambria, Clearfield, Indiana, and Westmoreland counties, including the work and lives of miners and their families, the company towns, and ...

  • Coal - Pennsylvania Department of Conservation

    The publication Coal in Pennsylvania (PDF) includes information about the geologic history of coal in the commonwealth, where it occurs, and how it is mined and used. 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 ...

  • Abandoned Mine Lands - Western Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania’s history with coal goes back well over 100 years, long before safeguards and restoration requirements were put in place. Abandoned mines pose hazards in Pennsylvania of dangerous shafts, mountains of black waste, scarred landscapes, acidic drainages polluting more than 4,000 miles of our streams and other hazards threatening human health and safety and depressing local economies.

  • Pennsylvania-Mines - Mining Artifacts

    Until the maturation of modern longwall mining in the 1960s, Pennsylvania’s underground bituminous coal production came almost exclusively from room-and-pillar mines. Early Room and pillar mining did not include retreat mining, because they relied on manual labor to cut the coal at the front and the coal was then hauled from the mine by horse or donkey and wagon. Although coal recovery is ...

  • Haunted Coal Mines of Pennsylvania - Blogger

    In the 19th century, over 24 mine shafts could be found in Neshannock Township in Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1898 it was reported that a ghost miner had been haunting the mines. The ghost would enter the mine with his pick and his lamp every night, work busily, and then emerge from the shaft each dawn-- before vanishing into thin air. Miners theorized that it was ...

  • How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners

    At the western entrance of the coal patch town of Lattimer, in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, sits a rough-cut shale boulder, about eight feet tall, surrounded by neatly trimmed bushes.

  • Mining Resources – Genealogical Society of

    Western Pennsylvania Coal Fields; Windber Coal Heritage Center ; GERALD SHERARD PENNSYLVANIA MINING RECORDS DATABASE. Gerald Sherard has spent years transcribing various Pennsylvania mining records, including the Pennsylvania State Archives RG 45, (See link above), which he kindly donated to the PA State Archives in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Sherard will gladly do look

  • Home museum

    Enjoyable tour of a local coal mine” Reviewed 6 days ago Visited with our three grandson's (ages 9-17). They enjoyed the museum and all the mining equipment on display. The mine tour guide was great. He kept their interest with information on all the various areas and activities which went on in the mine and was very willing to answer the many questions they had. I am sure we will go back ...

  • 7 Pennsylvania Ghost Towns - Coal Mines

    The other coal mines opened in the area included the Continental Mine opened in 1863, the Centralia Mine opened in 1862, and the Hazeldell Colliery Mine opened in 1960. For transportation, the town relied on the Mine Run Railroad built in 1854. With increased coal production Centralia grew rapidly reaching a peak population of about 2,760 ...

  • ‘My friends were lied to’: Will coal miners stand by

    28/09/2020  A group of coal miners listen to former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his visit to Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company's Harvey Mine in Sycamore, Pa ...

  • How a 1897 Massacre of Pennsylvania Coal Miners

    At the western entrance of the coal patch town of Lattimer, in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, sits a rough-cut shale boulder, about eight feet tall, surrounded by neatly trimmed bushes.

  • Haunted Coal Mines of Pennsylvania - Blogger

    In the 19th century, over 24 mine shafts could be found in Neshannock Township in Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1898 it was reported that a ghost miner had been haunting the mines. The ghost would enter the mine with his pick and his lamp every night, work busily, and then emerge from the shaft each dawn-- before vanishing into thin air. Miners theorized that it was ...

  • Coal Mining and Coal Towns in Western Pennsylvania

    Coal Mining and Coal Towns in Western Pennsylvania By Dr. Lu, Soo Chun, History Department, ... the use of coal miners working in the Climax Mine. -- Photograph of company houses (now private residences) in Clymer, Pennsylvania. -- Photograph of a loaded trip leaving #1 Mine Portal in Ernest, PA. In this photograph, the town of Ernest is still under construction, and the fan house and Mule ...

  • Western Pennsylvania's Long History of Energy

    Almost since the nation’s birth, Western Pennsylvania has played an important role in energy production for the country. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, active bituminous coal mines have been in operation in the state since the late 1700s. The first coal mined in PA was taken at Coal Hill on Mount Washington, across the Monongahela River from Pittsburgh ...

  • Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned

    WPCAMR means hope for Western Pennsylvania's Streams. WPCAMR works with watershed volunteers, technical remediation experts, and government agencies to reclaim lands and streams polluted by historic coal mining in Western Pennsylvania. A coalition of 24 county conservation districts, WPCAMR's efforts expand into areas where reclamation is limited, showing local communities that

  • Penna. Historical Mining Reports

    These mining reports document the productivity and efforts of hardworking Pennsylvania miners past and present. This website is dedicated to the more than 51,000 Pennsylvania miners who died working these mines and quarries, to those that survived, and to those that continue this dangerous work today.

  • Coal Resources of Western Pennsylvania - USGS

    COAL RESOURCES OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COAL RESOURCES OF BEAVER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA By ELMER D. pATTERSON ABSTRACT Rocks of Pennsylvanian age in Beaver County, on the western border of Penn­ sylvania, are divided, in ascending order, into the Pottsville, Allegheny, Cone­ maugh, and Monongahela Formations. These formations have a total thickness

  • ExplorePAHistory - Stories from PA History

    Most of western Pennsylvania's bituminous coal deposits were located in what had been sparsely populated rural counties, so few of the existing towns were capable of absorbing the influx of new workers to the region. This was especially true in the late 1800s, when the lack of transportation networks made commuting from towns and cities to physically remote, isolated mining operations ...

  • Old Industry of Southwestern Pennsylvania

    The origins of this mine however, can be traced back to 1892 when Christian Stauffer Overholt Tintsman began acquiring coal lands in Penn and Franklin Townships. Tintsman, whose lineage brought us Henry Clay Frick, Overholt Whiskey and West Overton is certainly no stranger to Southwestern Pennsylvania coal history. In March 1903, Cyrus Painter Markle Tintsman purchased 154 acres of surface ...