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Coal Mining - Coalwood, West Virginia

Coal Mining. Types of Coal Mines. There are four main types of coal mines: shaft mine, slope mine, drift mine, and surface (open-cast) mine. The mine at Coalwood was a shaft mine; the coal was brought up in an elevator from 600 to 800 feet underground.


Note: From 1884 to 1961, accidents fatally injuring five or more employees were classed as disasters. From 1961 to date, accidents fatally injuring three or more employees are classed as disasters.

Durham Mining Museum - Thrislington Colliery

Location: West Cornforth 6 miles [9 km] SSE of Durham Map Ref: (Sheet 93) NZ309338, 54° 41' 53" N, 1° 31' 14" W: Maps: 1898 map from Reid's Handy Colliery Guide: 1928 map from Reid's Handy Colliery Guide

Durham Mining Museum - Leasingthorne Colliery

Description. Leasingthorne Colliery in this township was sunk in 1835, and is now worked by Messrs. Bolckow, Vaughan, and Co. The Five Quarter and Main Coal seams are met here at a depth of 68 fathoms ; the former 5 feet thick, and the latter 4 feet 6 inches.

National Coal Mining Museum - DocView

Online Resources. Welcome to the Online Resources website of the National Coal Mining Museum for England library. The library has a reference collection of material covering all areas of Coal mining from technical, social, economic and political through to artistic, literary and geographical aspects of the industry and its communities.

History of coal mining - Wikipedia

The history of coal mining goes back thousands of years. It became important in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was primarily used to power steam engines, heat buildings and generate electricity.

Pennsylvania Northern Coal Field

Encyclopedic reference of Pennsylvania's Northern Anthracite Coal Field. Use one of the selections below to generate a tabular report of mining activities of the Northern Field.

wv coal history - West Virginia Office of Miners

West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training A Brief History of Coal and Health and Safety Enforcement in West Virginia

Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why ...

When Mr. Trump came into office, he vowed to revive America's coal mining industry by rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations. But coal keeps getting edged out by cheaper and cleaner alternatives.

Mining History & Memorabilia Links

Links. Anyone with an interest in mining memorabilia and mining history may find the following links of use. They are subdivided into the following categories to suit individual interests;

Coal Mining | Durham Records Online Library

Londonderry Seaham & Sunderland 1854/55- ? The Past. Seaton and Seaham collieries came on stream in 1852. The docks a t Seaham Harbour were by now receiving coal from nearly 20 inland pits and were seriously overloaded.

Coal in Australia - Wikipedia

Coal is mined in every state of in Australia, but mainly in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. [citation needed] About 75% of coal mined in Australia is exported, mostly to eastern Asia, [citation needed] and of the balance most is used in electricity generation.

Welsh coal mines - Official Site

Photographs and a brief historical account of more than 200 Welsh coal mines, plus stories poems and a list of colliery disasters.