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Mine Inundation Information Page

The information below addresses many inundation issues from how to share an old mine map to a record of the recent mine mapping symposium. We will be adding information to this page as time goes on.

Pointing Finger  Symposium on Geotechnical Methods for Mine Mapping Verification
    The "Symposium on Geotechnical Methods for Mine Mapping Verification" was held on October 29, 2002 at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia. The symposium focused on the ever-increasing problem of inundations caused by mining into old workings, the problems facing state mapping efforts, and the challenge of locating old workings. The chance of mining into abandoned mines has exponentially increased over the years as coal extraction has created more voids. This problem will continue to increase exponentially as mineral extraction continues. The recent inundation at Quecreek has brought the issue to the forefront. These were some of the reasons MSHA sponsored the symposium and why the symposium attracted such a large audience of approximately 400 persons from Industry, Academia, and Government. Below are links to symposium information along with sources for mine mapping repositories.

    Symposium Information

Pointing Finger  Sources for Mine Mapping Repositories
  • The Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals
    Room 103, 1025 Capital Center Drive, Suite 201,
    Frankfort, KY 40602
    Phone: (502) 573-0140
    Fax: (502) 573-0152

  • Pennsylvania Bureau of Deep Mine Safety
    Fayette County Health Center
    100 New Salem Road
    Uniontown, PA 15401.
    Phone: 724-430-4942

  • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
    Client Assistance Center
    3405 Mountain Empire Rd.
    Big Stone Gap, Va. 24219
    Phone: 276-523-8235

    or : Route 460 Keen Mountain, Va. 24624
    Phone: 276-498-3125

  • West Virginia Miners' Health Safety and Training
    1615 Washington St. East
    Charleston, WV 25311-2126
    Phone: 304-558-1425
    Fax: 304-558-1282