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Obtaining Maps

Contact-

-the PA DEP Bureau of Mine Safety,
-the National Mine Map Repository, or
-the Pennsylvania Geological Survey

These maps are not available from Penn State.

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1998 Index of Abandoned Mine Maps in Pennsylvania


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Mine Name:

Company:
  

County:      


Keyword:    



About this index:

This index to the maps of abandoned mines in Pennsylvania is intended to help in the identification and location of existing mine maps. The index was created in 1998 and represents over 11,000 abandoned mine maps available in repositories throughout the Commonwealth.

Obtaining a map:

To see or obtain a copy of these maps, you should contact the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mine Safety, the National Mine Map Repository in Pittsburgh, or the Pennsylvania Geological Survey.

These maps are not available from Penn State.

Field Code

Definition

For more information:

UTM

Location in UTM coordinates

USGS fact sheet about the UTM coordinate system.

County FIPS

County code (numeric)

Use the U.S. Census’ FIPS County Lookup to determine the FIPS code.

County name

County name

Map of PA counties from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Quad Name

7.5 minute topographic quadrangle name

Use the Geographic Names Information System to look up a quadrangle name.

Use this Quadrangle Index Map to zoom to map names.

Document Number

National Mine Map Repository ID

National Mine Map Repository site.

The document number used by the NMMR is not unique.

Mine Name

 

 

Mine Type

 

Underground, surface, combination, or unknown.

Company

Name of company that operated the mine

 

Mine Seam Code 1 and 2

Numeric identifier for the coal seam

Usually only one value is shown but there could be two values in cases where more than one seam is described on the map.

“UNK” means the seam type is unknown.

Mine Seam Name 1 and 2

Name of the coal seam.

Coal in Pennsylvania (p.20-28) contains descriptions of the major PA coal seams.

“UNK” means the seam type is unknown.

Usually only one value is shown but there could be two values in cases where more than one seam is described on the map.

Source

Source of the mine map

 

Commodity code

Numeric ID for the commodity being mined

 

Commodity name

Name of the resource being mined

 

Year

Date of the map

A “0” means the date of the map is unknown.

Classified

 

Describes whether the map has access restrictions or not.

Frames

 

Number of frames of microfilm for this map.

Notes