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County at a Glance - Mingo Mingo County


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History1,2: Youngest county in the state, formed from Logan County in 1895, and named for the Indian tribe of which Logan was chief.
Area (square miles)1: 423.50
County Seat1: Williamson
Population (1990)1: 33,739
Leading Industries and Chief Agricultural Products1: coal, lumber, livestock, corn, potatoes
Public Recreation Areas3: Laurel Lake Wildlife Management Area, R. D. Bailey Lake Wildlife Management Area

Coal Facts and Figures4

   Coal Reserve Summary
      Original Mineable Reserves = 6,332,263,181 tons
      Reported Production, 1883-1995 = 567,925,595 tons
      Estimated Loss = 378,617,063 tons
      Estimated Recoverable Reserves = 3,231,432,314 tons

   Coal Production, 1995
      Total Production = 23,627,770 tons
         Production from Underground Mines = 19,263,999 tons
         (Number of Underground Mines = 60)
            Conventional =    493,259 tons
              Continuous = 15,331,367 tons
                Longwall =  3,439,373 tons
                   Other =          0 tons
         Production from Surface Mines =      4,363,771 tons
         (Number of Surface Mines = 41)


Gas and Oil Facts and Figures5

   NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING DATA ARE PRELIMINARY VALUES--
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN REPORTED AND
   NOT ALL 1995 DATA HAVE BEEN QUALITY CHECKED.

   Gas Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 5,719,361 thousand cubic feet (Mcf)
      Well Count = 704
      Average Production = 8,124.1 Mcf

   Oil Production, 1995
      Total Reported Production = 444 barrels (bbl)
      Well Count = 7
      Average Production = 63.4 bbl


1 Information Source = Counties in West Virginia Blue Book - 1995: D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 731-846.

2 Information Source = New Descriptive Atlas of West Virginia: 1933, Clarksburg Publishing Company, 64 p.

3 Information Source = Departmental, Statistical, and General Information in West Virginia Blue Book - 1995: D. E. Holmes (ed.), Chapman Printing, vol. 77, p. 953-1038.

4 Information Source = Statistical Section in Annual Report and Directory of Mines - 1995, West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training, July 1996, p. 23-66. [Note: Original Mineable Reserves from the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)]

5 Information Source = West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP); data have undergone a cursory quality check by the WVGES


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