West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
West Virginia Underground Coal Mine
Historical Production 1883 -2003
Since 1883, West Virginia coal mine information has been compiled and published in Annual Reports prepared by this agency or its predecessor agencies. One of the primary components of these reports are tables listing the mines operating during the reporting year. Over the years these tables have become known as Directories of Mines. In 2004, data from the directories of mines from 1883 to 1976 was entered into a data file and combined with existing electronic data from 1977 through 2003. The resulting database is now available on-line for searches. Currently, the user has two options; search the data file by year or by company name. The user should be aware of the following limitations:
Data is limited to underground coal mines only.
The data file includes:
Company Name, Mine Name, County, Permit Number (if applicable) and Tonnage (if reported).
No tonnage data is listed for the years 1883 - 1895, instead if a mine is listed with a "1" in the tonnage column for those years, then the mine was operating that particular year.
Permit numbers are included for mines from approximately 1977 forward.
Search the historical West Virginia coal production database
Note: The information obtained from these documents is accurate to the best of our knowledge. The state is not liable for any damages resulting from any information that unintentionally may be inaccurate or untimely.
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