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  • Farmington Mine disaster - Wikipedia

    The Farmington Mine disaster was an explosion that happened at approximately 5:30 a.m. on November 20, 1968, at the Consol No. 9 coal mine north of Farmington and Mannington, West Virginia, United States.

  • Arch Coal, Inc. | About Us: Our Mines

    Arch Coal (ACI) is the second largest U.S. coal producer. Through our national network of mines, we contribute 16% of America's annual coal supply. We strive to operate the world's safest and most responsible low-sulfur, clean coal mines.

  • Coal Country Divides Over an Unrepentant Boss's Senate Bid ...

    Feb 25, 2018 · LOGAN, W.Va. — The devastating explosion in the Upper Big Branch coal mine killed 29 men in 2010 and scarred West Virginia like few events in modern memory. Don Blankenship, the head of the mining company, went to prison over it. Not many people would call that a springboard for a career in ...

  • Coalwood, West Virginia - Official Site

    Rocket Boys Festival Beckley, West Virginia September 18 through 21, 2018 This is the "original" October Sky Festival and usually features personal visits by some of the Rocket Boys.

  • Ghost Towns of the New River Gorge

    Ghost Towns of the New River Gorge: Explore the abandoned coal mining towns of West Virginia's New River Gorge

  • Apparently I Have Strong Thoughts About the Teacher Strike in WV

    Over 20 percent of the budget has been slashed in the past few years, with more cuts to come under the incoming administration of the Democratic governor-elect, billionaire coal baron Jim Justice, and a solidly Republican legislature.

  • Coal Mining Tipples -- vintage photos from early coal mines ...

    Pictures and Photos of West Virginia Coal Mining Tipples: From the late-1800's through the first-half of the Twentieth-Century coal mines blanketed the hillsides and hollows of the West Virginia Coal Fields The coal from the mines of West Virginia was of a grade that made excellent "coking" coal.

  • Coal River Mountain Watch

    Join us tomorrow for a hemp workshop. Coal River Hemp is hosting a workshop at noon, March 31, at the Judy Bonds Center for Appalachian Preservation, 7503 Coal River Road, Naoma, WV. Food and drinks


    dedicated to all the people in the southern west virginia coal industry. winding gulf coalfield raleigh and wyoming counties. new river coalfield fayette and raleigh counties ...

  • The Building of the C&O Railway - West Virginia

    An early history of the building of Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O Railroad) into West Virginia (WV).

  • WV SOS - Business and Licensing - Corporations - Online Data ...

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    West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training. WEST VIRGINIA COAL MINING FACTS. The West Virginia Mining Industry is critical to the economy and well being of the state and the nation.

  • WV MetroNews – Alpha closes deal with Lexington Coal

    KINGSPORT, TN — Alpha Natural Resources has closed its deal with Lexington Coal Company for mining operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee, Alpha announced Tuesday. The deal includes conveyance of real and personal properties, most of which are described as idle and non-active assets ...

  • New River Gorge: Ultimate Guide: Vacation Destinations ...

    New River Gorge: Guide to outdoor recreation, lodging, dining, shopping, sightseeing, and tourism in Southern West Virginia

  • wv coal history - West Virginia Office of Miners' Health ...

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

  • ickins Mining is a midsized coal mining company with 20 mines ...

    Mar 28, 2018 · ickins Mining is a midsized coal mining company with 20 mines located in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The company operates deep mines as well as strip ...

  • WV MetroNews – Consol, long a coal industry giant, officially ...

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Consol Energy is splitting into two companies — a coal company and a natural gas company. Consol made the announcement Tuesday that its board of governors gave final approval to the split, which had been announced previously. Consol, based in Canonsburg, Pa., has been making ...

  • Coalwood, West Virginia Web Site

    Rocket Boys Festival Beckley, West Virginia September 18 through 21, 2018 This is the "original" October Sky Festival and usually features personal visits by some of the Rocket Boys.

  • Beckley Exhibition Mine - Coalwood, West Virginia

    Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 513 Ewart Ave P.O. Box 2514 Beckley WV 25801 Phone: (304) 256-1747 Open first weekend in April to November 1.

  • Monongah mining disaster - Wikipedia

    The Monongah mining disaster of Monongah, West Virginia, occurred on December 6, 1907, and has been described as "the worst mining disaster in American History".The explosion occurred in Fairmont Coal Company's No. 6 and No. 8 mines.

  • West Virginia Genealogy - WVGenWeb Project

    WVGenWeb - part of the USGenWeb project. This project is an effort to provide links to WV genealogical resources, queries, lookup volunteers and databases. Emphasis is on research at the county level and all is the work of volunteers