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Interstate Technical Group on Abandoned Underground Mines
Fourth Biennial Abandoned Underground Mine Workshop

Outline: National Mine Map Repository

The Federal Mine Map Repository at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
George H. Popper Map Mine Repository - OSMRE

  • Origin of the repository
  • Mission of the mine map repository
  • Number and types of mine maps
  • Acquisition of mine maps:
    State/federal/local gov't. agencies
    Mining company's
    Engineering companies
    Private citizens
  • Clients:
    State highway departments
    Environmental agencies
    Engineering company's
    Law enforcement agencies
    Realtors & developers
    Utility company's
    Mining company's
    Citizens (homeowners)
  • Mine map uses:
    Subsidence investigations
    Highway and bridge construction projects (ex):
    PA- Mon Fayette Expressway
    OH- RT 33 by-pass @ Nelsonville
    WV- RT 10 highway construction in Logan County WV
    Mon Fayette Expressway
  • Automation of the repository

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Updated: 04/15/2015

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