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West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training

Metal Non-Metal Mines 

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The Metal Non-Metal (Quarry) industry in West Virginia can trace its roots to 1830.  At that time the Clay industry started in Hancock County.  West Virginia has conducted safety inspections of quarry operations since 1917 when the first sand - limestone inspector was hired. Today, quarry operations remain an important segment of the West Virginia mining industry.

Current WV Health and Safety Metal Non-Metal Regulations have been published and are availble from this office.  For ordering information go to our  publications page.

View 1999 Quarry tonnage figures by County by mineral produced.
        2000 Quarry tonnage figures by County by mineral produced.

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Scene from a West Virginia Quarry Operation for more quarry photographs follow this link:  Quarry Photos.

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Note: The information obtained from these documents is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is not a substitute for current mining laws or regulations.  The state is not liable for any damages resulting from any information that unintentionally may be inaccurate or untimely.

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