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KYCoal/KYActiveMines (MapServer) - University of Kentucky

For surface mines, a single permit may cover geographically distinct areas, usually where different seams are being extracted. In the case of these mines, the polygons were merged by coal seam and permit number. Map Name: KY Active Mines Legend All Layers and Tables Layers: Active Mines (0) Surface (1) Underground (2) ID (3) Active Mines (4)

Mine Permits - Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

Mine Permits. Main Content. The goal of the Division of Mine Permits is to protect human health and the environment from adverse effects of coal mining and reclamation operations. This is accomplished by evaluating mining and reclamation plans and issuing permits to ensure that coal mining operations meet the performance standards established ...

Mines Licensed in Kentucky - Kentucky Energy and ...

Coal mines licensed in Kentucky. 2020 Coal mines licensed. 2019 Coal mines licensed. 2018 Coal mines licensed. 2017 Coal mines licensed. 2016 Coal mines licensed. 2015 Coal mines licensed. 2014 Coal mines licensed. 2013 Coal mines licensed. 2012 Coal mines licensed. 2011 Coal mines licensed. 2010 Coal mines licensed. 2009 Coal mines licensed ...

Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System

A scrollable list of Active and Abandoned mines will appear below the map along with each State File Number (SFN) and a link to the available maps. SFNs are needed for any map download and essentially the key to getting the information sought. Expand the Scanned Mine Maps folder in …

Kentucky Coal Mine Maps

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Coal mining in Kentucky - Wikipedia

Coal was discovered in Kentucky in 1750. Since the first commercial coal mine opened in 1820 coal has gained both economic importance and controversy regarding its environmental consequences. As of 2010 there were 442 operating coal mines in the state, and as of 2017 there were fewer than 4,000 underground coalminers.

Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System

Interactive Maps. The mined out area polygons were derived from mine engineering drawings / maps, submitted to the Kentucky Department of Revenue and the Kentucky Division of Mine Safety . These polygons were digitized from varying source materials at differing scales and stored at 1:24,000 scale . The accuracy of the source maps has not been ...

Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System

Welcome to Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System. Users of the Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System web site and all associated data and resources should carefully read the metadata to determine if a particular published resource is of sufficient accuracy for their particular application. When any question as to currency or degree of ...

Interactive atlas of coal mine maps in Kentucky | American ...

The Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System is produced by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet to allow users to access maps of coal mines and mined out areas in Kentucky. Users can search by company name, seam name, or state file number (SFN). For each map, overview information is provided where available (map year, mine status, mine owner, mine type, seam thickness,

Mine Mapping - Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet

A fire in 1948 destroyed 30,000+ mine maps, but many have been replaced over the years. A few old maps prior to 1948 are on file. The office receives all active coal mine maps each year as well as any closure maps. Additionally, DMS receives every six months maps of mines …

Western Kentucky Minerals Coal Mining

The goal of coal mining is to economically remove coal from the ground and reclaim the land to a state as good as, if not better than, before. Since the 1880s, coal has been valued for its energy content and its reliability as a source of electricity production. Western Kentucky Minerals is currently mining coal in the Knottsville Kentucky area.

Coal Mining, Kentucky Geological Survey, University of ...

Coal Mining. According to the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals, 131.8 million tons of coal was mined in Kentucky in 2000; 62 percent (81 million tons) was from underground mines and 38 percent (50 million tons) was from surface mines. There were 264 active underground mines and 240 active surface mines in Kentucky in 2000.

Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System

Most of Kentucky's underground mines used a method called room-and-pillar mining, whereby 20 to 50 percent of the coal is left in the mine to support the overlying rock. In instances where the remaining coal pillars are insufficient to bear the weight of the overlying rock, subsidence of the mine roof will occur.

Active Coal Mines - University of Kentucky

The outlines of active coal mines were obtained from the Kentucky Mine Mapping Information System website. These data are maintained by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet's Unmined Minerals Tax program as part of their assessment methodology. Mine outlines are digitized from mine maps submitted by coal companies to the Office of Mine Licensing.