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  • ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

    Coal mining defined life above ground as much as it did below ground. Between 1880 and 1920, dozens of towns sprouted throughout the soft coal fields of central and western Pennsylvania to house tens of thousands of miners.

  • 10 American Ghost Towns You Can Visit | Mental Floss

    Towns populated with actual people are so overrated. Why elbow your way through crowded hotels and restaurants when you can stroll through eerie ruins and have the place all to yourself—except for maybe a few spirits? The 19th century saw hundreds of resource-based towns spring up across the ...

  • 10 of most eerily abandoned towns in the US - Find the Best ...

    Nov 02, 2014 · Yea, call them ghost towns without ghosts.Once bustling with bars, brothels, and bandits, today these 10 (mostly mining) hamlets are eerily abandoned, freakishly desolate, and so perfectly preserved that you'd think they'd been deserted overnight.

  • Coal mines swallow towns in Germany: Why solar and wind haven ...

    Apr 28, 2014 · When I visited last fall, residents of Holzweiler and a cluster of neighboring villages were living on borrowed time. The villages were in the way of the expanding mine, and locals had been told by the government that within a matter of years their homes would be bulldozed to get at the coal—the world's dirtiest kind, known as lignite ...

  • 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

  • Centralia PA Mine Fire - Coal Burning underground, Homes ...

    The ruins of Centralia Pennsylvania no longer exists on some maps. The story began sometime in 1962 along the outskirts of town when trash was burned in the pit of an abandoned strip mine, which connected to a coal vein running near the surface.

  • 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.

  • It's oh, so quiet: The eerie abandoned towns that have been ...

    It's oh, so quiet: The eerie abandoned towns that have been left to rust and gather dust. Some of the world's strangest places, spots where time has stood still

  • The town that disappeared - BBC News

    Across Russia, more than 200 towns and cities have been shut down and abandoned. Hundreds of thousands of Russians were left without jobs and homes.

  • The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania

    After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulos

  • Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc.

    Welcome to the online home of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation, Inc. (CCWF), a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the quality of life in the Coal Creek watershed.

  • Photos Of Abandoned Centralia, PA - Business Insider

    That was 50 years ago on May 27, 1962. Half a century later, Centralia, Pennsylvania still burns. The once bustling coal-mining town — then home to over 2,000 people — is now a smoldering expanse of overgrown streets, cracked pavement and charred trees. Everywhere, streams of toxic gas spew into ...

  • 10 British Columbia Ghost Towns Forgotten By Time

    With a pioneering past, British Columbia's boom towns and busts have left us with more than a few abandoned ghost towns.

  • Toxic Town: Picher, Oklahoma - Ghost Towns, Abandoned Places ...

    Picher, Oklahoma is a ghost town, an industrial exclusion zone due to mining industry abuse, and part of the Tar Creek Superfund site.

  • ExplorePAHistory.com - Stories from PA History

    Coal is a rock that burns. It is found in two principal types: bituminous and anthracite. Bituminous coal, which is also called soft coal, has a significantly lower proportion of combustible carbon than anthracite coal, which is harder and is often called hard coal.


    Historical images from Western Pennsylvania's coalfields. REMEMBERING THE HISTORY OF THE COAL AND COKE INDUSTRY IN PENNSYLVANIA

  • Out where the dead towns lie | Queensland Historical Atlas

    Scattered across the tropical north of Queensland are hundreds of dead towns. Called into being by mining, they were abandoned when the minerals ran out or proved to be unprofitable.

  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    Effects Of Mining on the Environment. Most countries require reclamation of mining sites, to undo the environmental damage.

  • West Virginia Coal Country – McDowell County – Part 3

    I have to say that I am astonished (though beautiful) at the photos you have taken from this area. You clearly did not research these towns and simply went through to quickly snap whatever broken down, abandoned buildings, cars, etc. that you could find.

  • Thurmond, Stone Cliff, and Cunard Area Trails - New River ...

    Southside Trail This easy seven mile riverside trail provides great views of the New River and passes through several abandoned New River Gorge mining towns.

  • Get A Glimpse Of West Virginia's Mining History In These 12 ...

    These 12 Rare Photos Show West Virginia's Mining History Like Never Before. December 6 is officially designated as Miner's Day in the state of West Virginia.

  • Mining - Wikipedia

    Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.These deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner.

  • Negative Effects of Coal Mining - The World Counts

    TheWorldCounts, 05 August, 2014 A cheap but dirty fuel source… We have started to look for other sources of renewable energy, but to date, coal is still the number one energy source.

  • Photos: Inside the Ruins of Pennsylvania's Abandoned ... - DCist

    In just a few months, a piece of Pennsylvania's industrial history will come tumbling down. Here's a look inside the Huber Coal Breaker.

  • Coal's Decline Seems Impervious to ... - The New York Times

    Jan 23, 2018 · Domestic demand continues to fall as coal is displaced by natural gas in power plants. The impact is being felt at a Pennsylvania mine about to close.