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A continuous mining machine operating in a four foot seam.
Two men with equipment putting up bolts to support the mine roof.
After open-cut mining has been completed in a given area, the land affected is graded and planted in forage crops. Seeding done to date has consisted of a mixture of legumes and grasses with alfalfa predominateing, but also included were sweet clover, birdsfoot trefoil, brome grass and orchard grass. Other mixtures which have been used include alfalfa and brome grass, and birdsfoot trefoil with blue grass. A few years after seeding, these fields will supposrt a good stand of forage crops. White faced Hereford cattle are then turned out for grazing. Experience has shown that the cattle often gain wieght faster in these fields than in adjoining fields unaffected by open cut mining. It is also interesting to note that when the cattle are given their choice of a grazing spot, they invariably choose the restored fields.  The open-cut mining operations contribute greatly to the enrichment of this soil. This is because in the process of open-cut mining a vein of water-soluble limestone is broken up and mixed in with the soil. This photograph shows white faced Herefords grazing in a field which has been affected by open-cut mining and later graded and planted. Hanna Coal Company, Division of Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Company.
A large scoop with two cars fitting between its jaws.
A large scoop with two cars fitting between its jaws.
Continuous miner in action.
People standing next to the massive Mountaineer shovel.
Miners carrying an injured person on a stretcher while a man films. W.J. Wolf and Frank Brooks the Supt. of Mine 86 are included in the picture.
Champion coal
This picture shows the thickness of the coal seam in relation to a normal doorway.
An unidentified coal loading station.
Coal dropping from a chute into a bin to be processed.
Coal in cars inside of a plant being processed.
Two men using large bits to drill prior to placing charges.
Men working in a coal company machine shop.
Two miners digging coal in mine.
View of the "Point" at Pittsburgh.
Unidentified coal loading platform alongside railroad tracks.
Men standing next to a shoveling machine at a Hanna Strip-Mine.
Two men at work in a quality control lab.
Two men placing charges in an already drilled hole. Notice the preparatory cut on upper right hand side.
Miners gathered in a typical Consol locker room with a modern bath house adjacent to it.
Photo shows W.A. Boggess, head clerk, hands Joe his two weeks pay envelope.
Two miners take samples of coal.
Caption on back reads, 'Stiff-arming a highwall is the job of this new, double-decker drill in operation at the Georgetown mine, Hanna Coal Co., at Georgetown, Ohio. Fruit of the ingenuity of coal mining engineers, the drill makes two blast holes at different levels in the highwall, permitting a blasting shot that brings down a large section of 'overburden.' The 'overburden,' rock, shale, limestone, clay and other mineral deposits, lies above the coal seam. Surface, or open-pit mining, accounts for 23 percent of total bituminous production. The Georgetown mine is the largest surface mine in the world.'
Group Portrait of Men Standing Below the Tiger Coal Shovel
Locomotive No. 5016, inspection party special train near Somerset, Pa.
Two men working with a rubber tire mounted cutting machine.