The U.S. Government's Official Website for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). OSMRE's business practices are to reclaim abandoned mine lands (Title IV), regulate active coal mines (Title V), and apply sound science through technology transfer.
Drift mining is either the mining of an ore deposit by underground methods, or the working of coal seams accessed by adits driven into the surface outcrop of the coal bed. A drift mine is an underground mine in which the entry or access is above water level and generally on the slope of a hill, driven horizontally into the ore seam.
Mapping Coal and Fracking. The below map depicts parcels owned by coal mining companies in the Ohio counties of Belmont, Noble, Guernsey, and Muskingum, as well as previously mined and/or potential parcels based on owner and proximity to existing mines.
Some 600 workers have been laid off from the the idled former Blacksville No. 2 Mine in Monongalia County, W.Va. It is one of five former Consol coal mines in northern West Virginia that were sold in 2013 to Ohio mining competitor Murray Energy Inc.
A retired U. S. Army Counterintelligence agent, Doug Mutschler, says that when China exploded its largest underground nuclear test on May 22, 1992, geologists and seismologists used the event to study the Earth's crust and discovered a large pyramid-shaped structure underground in western Alaska between Mount McKinley […] and Nome on Norton ...