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.
Click on the map for a larger image (300 dpi, 2.26 MB) or download a PDF (619 KB).
Interactive Mapping Services (IMS)
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)
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
Underground Mined Coal
Mined and Remaining Coal
Aperture Card Labels
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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