Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Black Mountain Coal Corp.

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This is a first-class remnant of the coal industry: a concrete collar for mine #30 of The Black Mountain Corporation.  It’s a couple hundred feet above Kenvir (KENtucky – VIRginia) KY.  The corporation was owned by Samuel Insull’s Peabody Coal.  It operated as Black Mountain from 1922 – 1952 and as Peabody from 1953 – 1958.  It appears that the collar has collapsed down onto the bermed shaft.
This requires an ATV or 4-wheel drive vehicle to get to, due to road erosion.  If you’re sharp-eyed, you can still see remnants of the conveyor that carried the coal down to Kenvir.  There were a number of mines in this immediate area, but, as far as I know, this is the only on with a finished opening.
36 5055.4N, 83 0921.7W

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