Coalfield


Coalfield

A coalfield is an area of certain uniform characteristics where coal is mined. The criteria for determining the approximate boundary of a coalfield are geographical and cultural, in addition to geological. A coalfield often groups the seams of coal, railroad companies, cultural groups, and watersheds and other geographical considerations.At one time the coalfield designation was an important category in business and industrial discussions. The terminology declined into unimportance as the 20th Century progressed, and was probably only referred to by a few small railroads and history buffs by the 1980s. Renewed interest in industrial heritage and coal mining history has brought the old names of the coalfields before a larger audience.

United States coalfields

Alabama

*Warrior Coalfield
*Cahaba Coalfield
*Coosa Coalfield
*Sand Mountain Coalfield
*Lookout Mountain Coalfield

Colorado

*Trinidad Coalfield
*Pagosa Springs Coalfield
*Durango Coalfield
*Nucla Naturita Coalfield
*Canyon City Coalfield
*Grand Mesa Coalfield
*Somerset Colorado Coalfield
*Crested Butte Coalfield
*Grand Hogback Coalfield
*Book Cliffs Coalfield
*Colorado Springs Coalfield
*South Park Coalfield
*Boulder-Weld Coalfield
*North Park Coalfield
*Yampa Coalfield
*Dan Forth Hills Coalfield

Kentucky

*Paintsville Coalfield
*Kenova Coalfield
*Thacker Coalfield
*Elkhorn Coalfield
*Harlan Coalfield
*Jellico Coalfield
*Hazard Coalfield
*Southern Appalachian
*Cincinnati-Southern Coalfield
*Western Kentucky Coalfield

Maryland

*Georges Creek Coalfield
*Upper Potomac Coalfield
*Cassellman Coalfield
*Upper Youghiogheny Coalfield
*Lower Youghiogheny Coalfield

North Carolina

*Deep River Coalfield
*Dan River Coalfield

Ohio

*Pittsburgh No. 8 Coalfield
*Cambridge Coalfield
*Coshocton Coalfield
*Crooksville Coalfield
*Hocking Coalfield
*Jackson Coalfield
*Pomeroy Coalfield
*Ironton Coalfield
*Goshen Coalfield
*Amsterdam-Salineville Coalfield
*Lisbon Coalfield
*Massillion Coalfield
*Palmyra Coalfield
*Federal Creek Coalfield
*Meigs Creek Coalfield

Pennsylvania

*Anthracite Coalfield
*Connellsville coalfield
*Klondike Coalfield
*Pittsburgh Coalfield
*Irwin Gas Coalfield
*Indian Valley Coalfield
*Ligonier Coalfield
*Westmoreland Coalfield
*Somerset Pennsylvania Coalfield
*Meyersdale Coalfield
*Windber Coalfield
*Black Lick Coalfield
*Mountain Coalfield
*Snowshoe Coalfield
*Moshannon Coalfield
*Clearfield Coalfield
*Bennetts Branch Coalfield
*Shawmut Coalfield
*Punxsutawney Coalfield
*Indiana Coalfield
*Freeport Coalfield
*Kittanning Coalfield
*Low Grade Division Coalfield
*Butler Coalfield
*Mercer Coalfield
*Clarion Coalfield
*Beaver Coalfield
*Broad Top Coalfield
*Georges Creek Coalfield
*Bernice Coalfield
*Blossburg Coalfield
*Ralston Coalfield
*Keating Coalfield
*Cameron Coalfield

Tennessee

*Cumberland Gap Coalfield
*Jellico Coalfield
*Lafollette Coalfield
*Wartburg Coalfield
*Rockwood Coalfield
*Soddy Coalfield

Utah

*Coalville Coalfield
*Blacktail Coalfield
*Vernal Coalfield
*Sunnyside Coalfield
*Castlegate Coalfield
*Wasatch Plateau
*Emery Coalfield
*Book Cliffs Coalfield
*Henry Mountains Coalfield
*Teton Basin Coalfield
*Kaiporonitis Plateau Coalfield
*Harmony Coalfield
*Kolob Plateau Coalfield

West Virginia

*Pocahontas coalfield
*Winding Gulf Coalfield
*New River Coalfield
*Greenbrier Coalfield
*Logan Coalfield
*Williamson Coalfield
*Kanawha Coalfield
*Elkins Coalfield
*Fairmont Coalfield
*Upper Potomac Coalfield
*Panhandle Coalfield
*Meadow Branch Coalfield (Anthracite)

Virginia

*Pocahontas coalfield
*Clinch Valley Coalfield
*Buchanan Coalfield
*Southwestern Coalfield (Big Stone Gap Coalfield)
*Richmond Coalfield
*Valley Coalfield (Anthracite)

Wyoming

*Hanna Coalfield
*Rock Creek Coalfield
*Black Hills Coalfield
*Powder River Coalfield (aka Gillette Coalfield)
*Bighorn Coalfield
*Jackson Hole Coalfield
*Hams Fork Coalfield
*Wind River Coalfield
*Green River Coalfield
*Goshen Hole Coalfield

European coalfields

Great Britain

*Forest of Dean coalfield
*Kent coalfield
*Leicestershire coalfield
*Northumberland coalfield
*Nottinghamshire coalfield
*Somerset coalfield
*South Wales coalfield
*South Yorkshire coalfield
*North Staffordshire Coalfield

Other European

*Donetsk Coalfield

Pakistani coalfields

*Pakistan's coal industry

Australian coalfields

*South Maitland coalfields

[http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/database2/cover/c2001-41.asp] [http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/database2/cover/c2001-41.asp] [http://www.pmdc.gov.pk/pmdc-final/cm.htm] [http://www.mbendi.co.za/indy/ming/coal/as/pk/p0005.htm] [http://www.pakistan.gov.pk/divisions/ContentInfo.jsp?DivID=49&cPath=768_775&ContentID=4169] [http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/pakistan/h07091701.html]

External links

* [http://www.coalcampusa.com Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains]


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