Salisbury Quadrangle


Mining in the Salisbury Quadrangle

Coal mining was taking place in the Salisbury Quadrangle before 1870, with one mine south of Tice (mine index 4963). The extent of this mine is not known.

All the mines in this vicinity operated in the Springfield Coal, which ranged between 5 and 6 feet thick. The coal was between 50 and 250 feet deep at the shafts. The largest mine is the South Mountain Mine (mine index 0772), in the northern portion of Salisbury Quadrangle, near Petersburg. The New Salem Mine (mine index 0845) operated the longest, and was also the last operating mine in the Salisbury Quadrangle, closing in 1965.

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