Directory of underground coal mines in Alabama by Donald W. DeJarnette

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Published by Geological Survey of Alabama, Energy Resources Division in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (P.O. Box O, University Station, Tuscaloosa 35486) .

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Statementby Donald W. DeJarnette ; prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey.
SeriesCircular / Geological Survey of Alabama ;, 130, Circular (Geological Survey of Alabama) ;, 130.
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsTN805.A6 D44 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination502 p., 1 folded leaf of plates :
Number of Pages502
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Open LibraryOL2348283M
LC Control Number86623215

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Explanatory Notes ,Appendix ,INTRODUCTION, The Alabama Mine Map Repository for underground mines is located in the. office of the Mining and Reclamation Division of the State Department of.

Labor ADOL in Birmingham see note below This directory presents a brief. description of each of the maps maintained in the Repository as of June 1. The Alabama Mine Map Repository for underground mines is located in the office of the Mining and Reclamation Division of the State Department of Labor (ADOL) in Birmingham (see note below).

This directory presents a brief description of each of the maps maintained in the Repository as of June 1, USERS OF THE REPOSITORYFile Size: 1MB. Major Coal Mines in Alabama No 7 Mine, short tons, Underground, US-AL No 4 Mine, short tons, Underground, US-AL Oak Grove Mine, short tons, Underground, US-AL Shoal Creek Mine, short tons, Underground, US-AL North River #1 Underground Mine, short tons, Underground, US-AL Choctaw Mine, short tons, Surface, US-AL Coal.

Alabama No. 4 and No.7 underground mines are ones of the deepest vertical shaft coal mines in North America.

Alabama has 3, identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Alabama mines are Iron, Aluminum, and the time these mines were surveyed, 2, mines in Alabama were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine.

1 Alabama has prospect mines. 2 mines were in. The Alabama Coal Association was formed in by a small number of surface mining companies who recognized the need for a unified voice to cope with the modern-day issues that impact so dramatically on the mining industry.

In July,ACA merged with the Alabama Mining Institute, a 75 year old consortium of underground and surface mining.

Norfolk Southern operates mine operations in a region with vast reserves of the finest metallurgical coal in the world as well as high Btu, low-sulfur steam coal. To support our end-users and producers, coal mines are listed with the contact information of producers and selling agents, track capacities, origin stations, and mine numbers.

With a hurt knee I haven’t been able to explore underground lately, so i’m virtually exploring with a couple of earlier Photos.

Woodward Iron Company had 5 iron ore mines in the area. On Red Mountain there were 3 Slope mines (Red Ore 1,2 and 3) near Lipscomb, 1 Slope - Shaft combo mine (Songo) /5(45).

These coal miners from Birmingham and Walker County, Alabama had no idea that when they went to work one cold morning in February of that their pictures would be taken by photojournalists, Arthur Rothstein and preserved in the Library of Congress forever.

Experiencing both boom and bust, the coal-mining industry has affected the lives of thousands of people in northern and central Alabama. The industry changed the face of the stateâ geographically, economically, socially, politically, culturally. Largely obscured today by reclamation projects, pine trees, and kudzu, the mining districts of Alabama are the remnants of an industrial boom that.

Mine foreman and fire boss certifications are administered through the Board of Examiners of Mine Personnel and production records are kept for coal and other minerals mined in Alabama.

A large collection of underground mine maps dating back to the late 's are maintained. Though it was more than 43 years ago, Gerald Kimes can tell you without batting an eye, the exact date he first went underground to work in an Alabama coal mine.

About Warrior Met Coal, Inc. Warrior is a U.S.-based, environmentally and socially minded supplier to the global steel industry. It is dedicated entirely to mining non-thermal metallurgical (met) coal used as a critical component of steel production by metal manufacturers in Europe, South America and Asia.

Related: Alabama steel and coal producers hit with layoffs, cuts in production. Two of these locations—the No.4 and No. 7 mines in Tuscaloosa County—are the two largest coal mines in Alabama.

32 Mine No. 1 / Hamilton County Coal, LLC Underground Illinois 6, 33 Marion County Mine / The Marion County Coal Company Underground West Virginia 6, 34 No 7 Mine / Warrior Met Coal Mining, LLC Underground Alabama 5, 35 El Segundo / El Segundo Coal Company, LLC Surface New Mexico 5,File Size: KB.

ALABAMA SURFACE MINING COMMISSION: HOME: Alabama Coal Mine Geospatial Data: This set of data is presented in KML/KMZ format for use with Google Earth®, ArcGIS® and other compatible programs. LICENSE DIRECTORY: FTP LINK: FORMS: Geospatial Metadata for layers Permit_boundaries Permit_ponds Permit_outareas To contact us: Phone: Alabama Surface Mining Commission.

The Alabama Surface Mining Commission is the primary regulatory authority for Surface and Underground Coal Mining Operations for the State of Alabama under the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of Our office is located on the second floor of the Pinnacle Bank Building at 2nd Avenue.

Coal is intertwined with her family history, making the stories of mining in Walker County dear to her heart. Through images contributed by Horace DeFore, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Alabama Department of Archives, and countless Walker County natives, she re-creates scenes from Brand: ArcadiaPublishing.

Blocton: The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town. Brierfield, Ala.: Cahaba Trace Commission, Armes, Ethel. Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama.

Birmingham, Ala.: Published under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, Cvornyek, Robert L. Convict Labor in the Alabama Coal Mines. 29 Coal jobs available in Alabama on Apply to Supervisor, Underground Miner, Yard Supervisor and more.

This video was made for my very special uncle and cousin, that I never get to see. I Love and miss them tons. Coal Mines in Birmingham, AL CCPA. Alabama Coal Recovery. Coal Miners & Shippers () E Lake Blvd. Birmingham, AL 2. From Business: Drummond mines, purchases, processes and sells coal and coal derivatives.

The company produces primarily low-sulfur, or compliance, coal. Ensley Postcard As coal and iron industries developed in Alabama, mining towns came to define the daily existence and the social order for thousands of miners and their families.

Numerous towns dotted the landscape during the boom times for coal and iron production, but mining's decline in the last half of the twentieth century brought about the disappearance of many communities.

In Alabama, where my coal mining experience has been, the seams are fairly level and range in thickness from around 2' to as much as 15'. If the coal seam or strata is thick enough to stand on, it is usually called high coal; if not, it is called low coal.

In the low coal mines, coal is moved by low profile conveyor belts. Longwall mining is a form of underground coal mining where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice (typically – m (2 ft 0 in–3 ft 3 in) thick). The longwall panel (the block of coal that is being mined) is typically 3–4 km (– mi) long and – m (–1, ft) wide.

Information and resources about active underground mines. You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page.

See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more. Identifying Opportunities for Methane Recovery at U.S. Coal Mines: Profiles of Selected Gassy Underground Coal Mines (PDF) (73 pp, 2 MB, July ) Coal Mine Methane Recovery at Active and Abandoned U.S.

Coal Mines. To Tom Carruthers, Jr. ’50 and Marjorie White for supplying me with helpful books and pointing me towards invaluable sources on the history of coal mining in Alabama. To Reese Millet and John DeBuys for their patient and thorough explanations of underground coal mining technology; to John Wathen for his inspiring narratives, hisFile Size: KB.


The book tells the story of the discovery of fossil tracks at the Union Chapel Mine and of the mine’s preservation by the state of Alabama as the Steven C.

Minkin Paleozoic Footprint site. The book also recounts the discovery in of a second prolific fossil trackway site, the Crescent Valley Mine, located only a quarter of a mile from the. Blocton, Al. CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS.

The first coal was mined in Alabama. The first coke was made from Alabama coal for foundry use. The first underground mining was conducted in the Cahaba coal field. The future founder of Blocton, Truman Aldrich, entered the coal business in Alabama. This Alabama Bright Light mines history instead of coal.

By Karim Shamsi-Basha. October 6, Jeff Newman is an Alabama Bright Light illuminating Red Mountain Park’s underground history from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo. With a father and grandfather who mined coal, Newman was always interested in mining. When he he began.

At its height, 1, workers pulled coal from the Praco mines and the company provided houses. By the time the town ceased to exist inAlabama By-Products was still maintaining about Alabama Surface Mining Commission and less than tons of coal removed Coal Exploration Permit Application -More that 1/2 acre or more than tons of coal removed Coal Mine Permit Application Supplement for Underground Mines.

Bond & Insurance Forms. Alabama Mining Accidents NAME Race DATE MINE fatal/ nonfatal Age CAUSE Page ABBOTT, GEORGE b Dec31 Coal Valley No F fall of rock 44 3 ABEL, W H AUG28 Sayreton No.2 F explosion gend X ABEL, W H Aug28 Sayreton No.2 F gas explosion usmra2 ABEL, W H AUG29 SAYRETON F 67 4 ABERCROMBIE, Anderson b NOV16 FLAT TOP F 35 76 3.

Jefferson County, AL mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. US-Mining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in Jefferson County, AL.

43 Mine jobs available in Alabama on Apply to Utility Operator, Underground Miners, Laborer and more. The Ruffner mines closed June 1, These iron ore mines in Birmingham, Alabama are located in the Ruffner Mountain area.

This portion of Red Mountain is characterized by a continuous series of mining developments that trace the evolution of mining. The Ruffner mines date back to the s and were intermittently used until the s. Coal mining employees in the U.S. are overwhelmingly men without a university degree.

In spite of the lack of post-secondary education, they earn an. Matt Beaver and other miners describe their difficult working conditions and how they hope President Donald Trump can save their struggling industry.

They work at the Vail Mine. Alabama Mines: A list of all the Mines in Alabama that begin with b with maps, driving directions and a local area search function. Labuco is a former coal mining community located south of Quinton and east of Praco, along the Locust Fork River in western Jefferson slope mine worked a inch thick head of the New Castle seam and shipped its coal on the Mary Lee Railroad, later acquired by the Southern Railway.

Labuco was founded by the Tennessee-based Lacey-Buek Iron Company, from which its name was derived.One of only two shaft mines dug in the Birmingham District, and the last ore mine to operate in the region, closing in Sloss Mines: Alabama °N °W Red Mountain: Sloss Iron and Steel Company: s A group of mines in southwestern Jefferson County, Alabama.

BOLES: Coal miners have tested positive for COVID in at least two Alabama coal mines and one in Pennsylvania. But MSHA says it doesn't have comprehensive data on how many miners have tested.

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