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  Coal Bed Mapping Project (CBMP)

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Project Goals

General WV Geology

About Our Maps

Interactive Map Tutorial

Mine Map Archives

Scanned Mine Map Images for Download

Mapping Progress

Project geologists are mapping coal beds in a county or group of counties at a time. When completed, the statewide extent of each mapped coal bed will be available. At this time, coal beds in the counties shown in blue have been mapped.

Mine compilations for all coal beds were updated in 2015 using maps current as of May 21, 2015.

CBMP Mapping Work Status Map - small version
Click on the map for a larger image (300 dpi, 2.26 MB) or download a PDF (619 KB).

Interactive Mapping Services (IMS)

CBMP Mapping Programs Groups/Formations IMS page screen capture

Interactive CBMP maps are found by clicking on the image directly above,
by clicking on the "Groups/Formations" button found at the bottom of this page, or
by clicking HERE.

IMPORTANT: To view these maps you must have the following:

  • a current version of an internet browser, (e.g. Mircrosoft Internet Explorer 10 and above, Mozilla Firefox 37.x, Google Chrome 42; other browsers should work)
  • allowed "pop-ups" for this website (http://ims.wvgs.wvnet.edu)
  • allowed Java/and JavaScripts in your browser

A screen resolution of 1024 X 768 is recommended for optimal viewing.

Note: Now most interactive maps are available via ArcGIS Server mapping services (using the "web mercator" projection): http://atlas.wvgs.wvnet.edu/arcgis/rest/services/Coal_Web_Mercator.

If this is your first time here, please view the Interactive Map Help Guide before using the maps! There, you will find useful information on our available map tools.

Hyperlinks to Mine Maps

Now many mine maps can be accessed directly via a hyperlink on an apcard label when you do an inquiry on certain coverages or layers in IMS. The following layers have links to scanned mine map TIFF images:

  • Underground Mined Coal
  • Mined and Remaining Coal
  • Aperture Card Labels
  • Geological Discontinuities
  • Mining Extent Unknown

When you choose to make one of those layers visible ( checked square box) and then active ( checked round "radio" box), use the inquiry tool on your selected feature on the map. Information pertaining to your selection will appear below the map. On most browsers, the hyperlinked number will be a different color (blue) and underlined. Click on that number and a page will pop up giving you access to one or more maps associated with your selected feature.

Note that mine maps with aperture card labels in the 500xxx and 953xxx series are not available to the public.

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