Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1995
Location Big Coal River
Boone County
Peytona Vicinity
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Coal Transportation
Mountaintop Removal
Bird's eye view of a continuous belt-feeder
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 26, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Fall
-  Mountaintop removal
-  October
-  Coal transportation
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Boone County -- Peytona Vicinity
-  West Virginia -- Big Coal River
-  Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed.
-  "To better understand the method of mining known as "mountaintop removal and reclamation," Lyntha Eiler and I visited the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection. There we interviewed Roger Hall, the assistant director, who invited us to view by helicopter the mountaintop removal and reclamation in progress on the Marsh and Clear Forks of the Big Coal River. Benny Campbell, a mining inspector from the Logan County office of the DEP, accompanied us on our helicopter tour.
-  Note the continuous beltline conveyor for transporting coal and slurry, an alternative to hauling coal on the highways in trucks."
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C036-19
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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