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Pennsylvania-Mines - Mining Artifacts

PENNSYLVANIA MINES. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania’s bituminous coalfields since the late-1700s. Bituminous coal was first commercially mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh. The coal was extracted from drift mines

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Solved: In The Late 1800's, Twenty-five Percent Of The Wor ...

In the late 1800's, twenty-five percent of the world's nickel production came from Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In one mining operation, nickel ore was loaded on carts that rolled on frictionless rails that ran from the dig-site, through the level mine, and were then pulled up a mine shaft inclined at 25.0° above the horizontal by a cable connected to a winch.

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Iron Mining Lower Macungie Township, PA

In the mid-19th century the Lehigh Valley became one of Pennsylvania's leading producers of cast iron and iron products. Most of the farmers in Lower Macungie took advantage of the need for iron ore. On the neat, hundred-acre farms that had been the sustenance of the population for so long, ore pits began to appear, and washeries were built to ...

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Accidents - Pennsylvania Mines and Mining - Library Guides ...

Oct 12, 2021  From the Pennsylvania State Archives, listings of coal mine accidents in Pennsylvania from approx. 1899-1972. Pennsylvania Mining Accidents 1814 - 1986 (Sherard) Gerald Sherard's compilation of records culled from the Annual Reports of Mines and other sources.

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Grace Mine: Working up to 3,000 feet underground

Aug 05, 2007  The mine was named for Eugene Grace, a longtime Bethlehem Steel chairman and CEO who believed Pennsylvania had undiscovered iron ore deposits. Surveys in the late 1940s proved Grace correct, prompting Bethlehem to buy more than 5,000 acres atop the deep deposit. Construction began in 1951 and ore began shipping in 1958.

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COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA - PA.Gov

Pennsylvania. This is the last operating mining unit at Cornwall. After 200 years of continuous operation, the Cornwall mines will shortly be closed down. Old miners village appears in background. Photo courtesy Bethlehem Mines Corporation PENNSYLVANIA

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1861-1945: Era of Industrial Ascendancy PHMC ...

The bituminous and coke industries were responsible for the late nineteenth century industrial growth of western Pennsylvania; the iron ore deposits there would not alone have merited such growth. World War I caused two years (1917-1918) of the largest production of both types of coal the state has ever seen.

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History of the Iron Ore Trade : The Cleveland Memory Project

The first shipment of ore in any quantity consisted of 152 tons, which was sent by the Cleveland Iron Mining Company to the Sharon Iron Company in Sharon, Pennsylvania in September, 1853. It took four vessels to move the ore from Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, where it was portaged over the falls to be reloaded on another vessel.

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Mining History in the United States – Legends of America

Among the most serviceable inventions in practical mining and metallurgy in the late 19th century were the California stamp mill for crushing quartz, the mercury amalgamation process for gold, the pan process for silver, the hydraulic process of gold mining in alluvial regions, the application of new explosives to rocks, new methods of drilling, new blast-furnaces, and new methods of ...

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CLEVELAND-CLIFFS INC. Encyclopedia of Cleveland History ...

Desiring more control over its coal supply, in the late 1910s the company acquired coal mines in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cleveland-Cliffs expanded its iron ore business by acquiring several smaller iron companies in the Marquette Range and eventually moving into Minnesota's Mesabi Range during World War I, giving it a total of 29 mines ...

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19th-Century Innovation at a 21st-Century Industrial Park ...

It was during a standard Phase I archaeological survey for a proposed Centre County industrial park that the buried remains of a 19th-century industrial plant − the Valentine Iron Ore Washing Plant (36CE526) − were discovered. Subsequent investigations revealed not only the layout of the facility, but also the important role that a local ironmaster had on the entire iron industry.

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Conflicted Over Copper: How the Mining Industry Developed ...

Jun 05, 2020  A taconite mine near Babbitt, Minnesota, that operated for several decades in the late 1900s has been leaching up to a half a million gallons of contaminated water each month. High sulfate levels in the St. Louis River have reduced the amount of suitable wetland habitat for wild rice, and high mercury levels make fish consumption risky.

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THE LAST METALLIC MINE IN PENNSYLVANIA - The Morning Call

Jan 15, 1984  A few years earlier, in 1977, the very impressive Grace Mine at Morgantown, Pa., shut down its iron ore production, despite large remaining reserves of quality ore and a very modern mining

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Accidents - Pennsylvania Mines and Mining - Library Guides ...

Oct 12, 2021  The Annual Reports of Mining Activities generally summarize accident data which appears in more detail elsewhere. From the 1800s to 1914, more detailed accident data are available in the Annual Report of the Secretary of Internal Affairs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Part III, Industrial Statistics.

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The Abandoned Cornwall Iron Mines (Cornwall, PA ...

The Cornwall Iron Mines. The Cornwall Iron Ore Mine was once a massive operation that operated for 234 years without interruption. It was founded in 1739 by Peter Grubb, who discovered that the area contained the largest iron deposit in the US east of Lake Superior. The mine provided ore for the historic Cornwall Iron Furnace, which shut down ...

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In the 1880s the North Lebanon Railroad connected to the Pennsylvania Railroad, further expanding the market for Cornwall Banks ore. In 1858 bench mining replaced the earlier methods of mining. Miners extracted ore in benches or steps, each sixteen to twenty feet deep, creating one, growing open pit, instead of the earlier, small pits and trenches.

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Mining In Centre County, Pennsylvania The Diggings™

Centre has 45 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Centre mines are Iron , Lead , and Zinc .At the time these mines were surveyed, 5 mines in Centre were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Centre has 1 prospect mine. 2 39 mines were in production at the ...

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Edison and Ore Refining - Engineering and Technology ...

Apr 12, 2017  The Edison Ore Milling Company used this device for a few years, but it then went out of business because it could not attract customers for the ore. Edison’s interest was renewed in the late 1880s. He set up plants near existing iron mines near Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania in 1886 and Ogdensburg, New Jersey in 1889.

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History's Headlines: The lost zinc mines of Friedensville ...

Oct 18, 2021  Even the late W. Ross Yates in his 1987 biography of Joseph Wharton continued to credit Roepper with the discovery. ... In 1855 the Pennsylvania and Lehigh Zinc Company rose. ... The ore

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Topographical map of the coal and iron ore lands of the ...

Scale 1:21,600; 1800 ft. to 1 in. Hand colored. Relief shown by contours. Shows mine entries and workings. Includes 3 cross sections, 4 "Columnar sections showing coal measures at Johnstown, Sonman Bennington," and inset "Map showing the geology of Cambria and adjoining counties ... " with cross section. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

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Mine Accident and Fatality Resources by State

Pennsylvania Annual Report on Mining A well intentioned project undertaken years ago by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation. Unfortunately it never completed and as a result, there are gaps in the available reports. That which is available might be helpful though.

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Iron Ore Rail Cars (Trains): Capacity, Length, Photos

Iron ore cars, better known as simply ore jennies, are a specialized type of hopper car designed exclusively to haul heavy loads of iron ore. The car's history can trace its roots back to the mid-1800s although as Mike Schafer notes in his book, "Freight Train Cars," it wasn't until the end of that century when vast veins of ore were discovered in the Upper Midwest did the car become a common ...

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Edison's Failed Inventions

Edison sitting at the door of the ore-milling plant in New Jersey in 1895 The greatest failure of Edison's career was his inability to create a practical way to mine iron ore. He worked on mining methods through the late 1880s and early 1890s to supply the Pennsylvania steel mills' demand for iron ore.

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Uranium Occurrences in Sedimentary Rocks of Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, uranium deposits occur in sedimentary rocks of Late Devonian to Late Triassic age in the Appalachian Plateaus, Ridge and Valley, and Piedmont provinces. As a result of searches made by prospectors and reconnaissance work by U.S. Geological Survey field parties, uranium

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ExplorePAHistory

In the 1880s the North Lebanon Railroad connected to the Pennsylvania Railroad, further expanding the market for Cornwall Banks ore. In 1858 bench mining replaced the earlier methods of mining. Miners extracted ore in benches or steps, each sixteen to twenty feet deep, creating one, growing open pit, instead of the earlier, small pits and trenches.

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Hopewell's Iron Ore Mines - Hopewell Furnace National ...

Feb 26, 2015  In 1773 Mark Bird bought 40 acres of land known as the Jones Good Luck Mine tract in Caernarvon Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Jones Good Luck Mine along with Hopewell Mine were the two most important mines for the furnace. They supplied the furnace with the ore it needed to run. The mine is 400 feet wide and about 200 feet deep.

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Uranium Occurrences in Sedimentary Rocks of Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, uranium deposits occur in sedimentary rocks of Late Devonian to Late Triassic age in the Appalachian Plateaus, Ridge and Valley, and Piedmont provinces. As a result of searches made by prospectors and reconnaissance work by U.S. Geological Survey field parties, uranium

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Gold in Pennsylvania, page 1

Jun 22, 2021  The mine has never been found, but in searching for it, one of the most amazing discoveries in the history of Pennsylvania was made–one that brought recognition and fame to Potter County for seven decades, plus perhaps a million or more visitors. Here is the story.

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Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining ...

Pennsylvania Mine, Sugarloaf Mountain, Black Wonder Mining District, Santa Clara Co., California, USA : A Mn occurrence/mine located in the center SW¼ sec. 12, T7S, R4E, MDM, on the divide between Bollinger Canyon on the N and Arroyo Bayo on the S, W of

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gold mines in pennsylvania

The most commonly listed primary commodities in Pennsylvania mines are Iron , Zinc , and Lead .At the time these mines were surveyed, 59 mines in Pennsylvania were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Pennsylvania has 63 prospect mines. 2 1,020 .

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THEN AND NOW: What life was like in 8 American towns ...

Sep 07, 2021  In the late 1800s, Centralia, Pennsylvania was a booming mining town, dependent on coal. In 1890, there were 2,700 residents in Centralia, which also

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Mine Accident and Fatality Resources by State

Pennsylvania Annual Report on Mining A well intentioned project undertaken years ago by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation. Unfortunately it never completed and as a result, there are gaps in the available reports. That which is available might be helpful though.

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Bethlehem Steel - Remembering Grace Mine - Home Facebook

The new operation was named the Grace mine in honor of Eugene C. Grace, the chairman of Bethlehem Steel at the time and an enthusiastic supporter of the company’s exploration program. Bingham (1957, p. 47–48) added that the mine, having been designed to produce 9,600 tons per day of crude ore grading 42.5 percent iron, would yield about ...

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Melcher Brothers, Durango, CO

Our full line of historic ore cars and other "mining reproduction items" is available on orecars. We build 1/3 to full size car replicas that exactly follow the original design used in Colorado mines in the late 1800's. The replicates are build of steel and are fully operational. We

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Alleghany District – Western Mining History

Alleghany was the only town in California after World War II where gold mining was the principal segment of the economy. After 1960, production from the district, which had been averaging more than $500,000 per year, decreased greatly as more and more mining operations were curtailed. By 1963, the output was less than $100,000 per year.

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57 Mining in Johnstown and Pennsylvania during the 19th ...

Dec 10, 2013 - Mining in and around the Johnstown area and in Pennsylvania in general. What it was like to mine in the 19th and early 20th centuries. See more ideas about coal mining

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