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Coal Mine Points and Labels

The locations of all mine openings (shafts, slopes, and drifts) and surface mine tipples are plotted on the map. Tipples are areas where coal was cleaned, stockpiled, and loaded for shipping.

Only openings or tipples are plotted for mines without source maps. If the precise locations of these features are unknown, a special symbol is used to indicate the approximate location of the mine.

Each mine on the map is labeled with the names of the mine and operating company, ISGS mine index number, coal seam mined, and years of operation (if known). For a mine that operated under more than one name, only the most recent name is generally given. When a mine changed name or ownership shortly before closing, an earlier name is listed. All mine company names are listed in the mine summary sheet and the mine listing. The mine index number assigned by the ISGS should be used to look up additional information about the mine in the summary sheets.

Table 1 shows abbreviations of seam names used on the map as well as alternative seam names used in other parts of the state or in the past.

 

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