Black Mountain Coal Corp.
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.
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