The West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey provides an interactive map of underground and surface coal mining activity in West Virginia. The map shows areas of active and historical coal mining in both underground and surface mines, with separate colors for auger and highwall mining.
Union officials say nearly 600 coal miners could lose their jobs at Murray Energy Corp. mines in West Virginia and Ohio. The United Mine Workers of America said Thursday that 532 of the planned layoffs would occur at five Murray mines in northern West Virginia.
This list provides the name of county followed by the town/village and then the names of the coal companies that operated in that town. This information was gleaned from Edkin's Catalogue of Coal Scrip which is used by the National Scrip Collectors Association.