Abandoned West Virginia: Coal Mining Town

Abandoned West Virginia: Coal Mining Town

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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.
The water isn't green from chemicals, its green from algae. All I'd offer in way of suggestions is that you need to spell-check your captions, and steadier camera-work. That said, good job, and keep it up! :)
Thnks fer the vidio. Dad werkd coal mines round there in the 30 his paw andrew jackson smith and two sons john n Ballardl also Ballard killed in cave in bout 1940. Mom lena. Maiden name meadows. From winona wv her mom was a Gipson all coal miners n farmers. Still have some pictures. Moved to mich in 51. I was born. Relatives still down there i thnk. Hill top. .fed station . oakhill. Fayetteville. Grma smith was a wilson. Ill see them all when I see Jesus. What a wonderful day that will be. Bye D. Ray Smith.
Poor camera work
West Virginia is very beautiful
City slickers "explaining" things they know nothing about really annoy me. Go get a local old timer to explain what you're looking at. Also of note is that the national park service maintain those sites in safe condition. They even use aged lumber for the repairs keeping it LOOKING old.I grew up near there and my father was born and raised a couple miles from there and worked in that mine.
Thank you for the video. Did you film in the town?
if you are interested in doing another mine video check in to some of the old abandoned mines along the ohio river on ohio state route 7.
some of them are 1800 era like quarto mine corp #1,2,4,and 6 which is still operational under murray energy corporation which is where I work
I just want to point out that the reason for closing off the entrance is not just for the bats but also for human safety there are many hazards associated with mining and with years and conditions come deterioration
It's hard to believe that in this country the Democrat liberals could turn their back on hard-working Americans like our coal miners, that being said people must realize the founders of the KKK were the Democrats the opposition in the 60s to the civil rights legislation was the Democrats. It was Pres. Eisenhower that said they fought for our country they deserve every right and every freedom that everyone else does. With that I agree totally. Hillary Clinton said if she's elected there will be no coal mines in America. They have the technology now to make coal burn clean, bring back the old steam engine have actually seen one since I was a little boy.
That was a dynamite shed, that you called a oven..
Thanks Sam

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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.