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 Post subject: What Bituminous coal mine have you worked
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Hi all

How about everyone that worked in a Bituminous coal mine list the name of the mine, the location and when they worked at the mine.

I worked at Eastern Assoc Coal Corp's Federal #1 mine at Grantown WV from 1972 to 1984

Please add your info.

Randy Stone


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:52 pm 
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Randy,

Welcome to the discussion. This is going to be interesting, to say the least,

Me? Haven't worked in a mine but I have managed to visit a couple:

Old Ben # 2, Spurgeon, IN, 1980, Surface
5-Star Mining, Prosperity Mine, Petersburg IN, 2009, U/G

That puts me somewhere behind Pete and a couple of others.

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Harry Warden. Hanniger Mine, Tunnel #5 Harmony, Pa.........lol jk none for me

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:08 am 
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Fed wrote:
...as a Federal mine inspector. OSM, not MSHA.



Office of Surface Mining ? Bureau of Land Management?

They are the permit holders for Federal Lands aren't they?

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The Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is to coal mine environmental regulation as MSHA is to safety.

BLM is a sister agency under DOI, but we are seperate. BLM is a Federal land management agency that administers the coal leases and has jurisdiction on coal exploration that occurs outside of any permitted coal mining operation on Federal lands. OSMRE is the agency that implements the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, SMCRA, (which also covers the surface effects of UG mines) on all lands; Federal, State, private. In short, it is the agency that requires the holes to be filled in and the ponds to be built.

Most producing states have coal regulatory programs. Those programs have to be at least as stringent as the Federal program. We fund them 50% and oversee their activities.

We also administer the AML program. OSMRE collects a fee from every ton mined that is used to reclaim pre-SMCRA mines.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:07 am 
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I have worked Massey Energy's Aracoma coal ,Alma #1( the one that caught on fire in 2006) Rockhouse Creek Developement's #5 Greywolf mine, #6 Bar-bee mine, Pocahontas Coal Josephine #3 mine, Pocahontas Coal Josephine #2 mead portal, and Bluestone Coal Pay-car mine.

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Sycamore coal, Williamson Wv.,,, Elkay #2 (Pitston) Rum Creek Wv.,, Zapata Coal, Donna Mine, Ethel Wv. mine was just up the hollow from Bearwallow trailhead for Hatfield McCoy trails (worked there twice, second time it was named Donna Coal Co.),,,,Belva Coal,mine 5A or 5F,bad memory, Taplan Wv.,,,Fur Knob Mining, Sharples Wv. ,,,, Island Creek Coal, Mine 17 (?) Delbarton Wv. can't really count that place. I went to work, got on the section looked around and went back outside, turned my light in and left. Southern Ohio Coal mine 2 ( worked there over 20 years . Image
Image[/img] Just a couple pictures 1 is of an area that fell out and has been cleaned up the other just a pic of some good top and track area. Have a few more pictures here I may scan and post some day.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Holy lotta mines! The pics are always neat to see..... to see more of the "other" side :twisted: That roof fall looks like the ones i was seeing in a limestone mine in Ohio recently........ pretty wild!

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That fall was about 150 ft long and fell out to about 25 ft. at the highest place. Kind of interesting , a crew was coming down the track and one of them got sick. They stopped the mantrip so he could barf . Then another guy got off to answer natures call. While he was standing there the whole thing came in. So close some of the rock hit the man bus. No one hurt thank god. 3 men killed at this mine while I worked there, 2 electrocutions, 1 rolled in a longwall shear.


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Explain rolled in a longwall shear.

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I personally haven't worked at a bitty mine, but worked for a strip mine for 2 years and been at american energy for 5 years.

Longwall face roll is scary. I was in a mine in Utah, I believe the seam was 1500 feet deep. Long wall face had so much pressure the shear operator wore a full faced helment and kevlar pads. If a rock the size of a marble flew out it felt like someone smacking that spot with a hammer.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:35 am 
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I work at Consol energys Buchanan mine in oak wood Va,


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Moody wrote:
I work at Consol energys Buchanan mine in oak wood Va,

Moody, I retired from Consol.But get this, I never worked a day for them in my life. lol, How are they to work for? I have heard some say good and some bad.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:59 pm 
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My dad worked for them after they bought out Island Creek. He liked them alot.

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