Abandoned West Virginia: Coal Mining Town

Abandoned West Virginia: Coal Mining Town

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Abandoned West Virginia: Coal Mining Town

Obvious from the dialogue that you hadn't done your homework on coal mining and didn't know what you were looking for or at. This is really not fair for your viewers. This is the first posting of Abandoned America I have seen and hope others you have made are significantly better researched. The videographer needs some serious basic training to upgrade his/her skills. If not, stick to stills.
Like stepping back in time. Cool stuff.
Algae..the green stuff.
Dumb asses like you should not be messing around abandoned mines, the shaft will have been filled in, not left open. Being abandoned does not mean that it doesn’t belong to some one.
hey man, you are showing some great stuff, but don't you think it would be more interesting if you actually knew what you are showing??? Go find a coalminer who can tell you what is what.
Though everything is abandoned, it's not as run-down as one may think. The wooden boardwalks are solid, the steel bar thingy are all intact. Looks like someone is maintaining it
that little cement shack was probably dynamite storage
Great! Coal is going away the world over and it couldn't fonfast enough. Turning it to parks is one of doing it.
Great grandfather was a coal miner in West Virginia remember him laying in a hospital bed dying and he only had one arm lost other in mining accident he was such a great man good old southern charm. Virginia is a BEAUTIFUL place.
Do you guys have the proper tools to explore a mine's remember there is a lot different types of gas in old mine's black damp it kill a person quick methane don't ever lite a match it blows up I use to work in mine's as a roof bolter
I live in pikeville ky they are a lot of abandon coal mine's here almost every were i kno of at least 25 if you are ever toward this way look me up
8:57 "...some type of oven..." :) Yep, looks like most of the ovens I've explored.
You say check it out a dozen times but the camera is all over the place and constantly moving. Study up on the mining vocabulary and what the eq was used for like the man trip, it's not used for carrying coal but men to the workings of the mine. City kids
That cave would be awesome for preppers when SHTF. I love my home state of WV. TFS. That was probably an office, in the mines in the old days, they used locust posts to man the walls, for locust trees were hard wood and easy to come by. I come from a long line of miners. Looks like a big cave in. The water is safe, it's just algae. Those are man trips, which the miners practically laid down to go inside the mines. They didn't carry coal, they carried miners. That shaft that led to the river was for water run off, so the mines wouldn't flood.
I want to visit places in West Virginia like this one day
Everything is chemicals.
Wow riveting. 😪👎👎
Again, there's nothing of the residential part of town.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.