Photos, Prints, Drawings Bird's eye view of a "valley fill" at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek, near Kayford Mountain

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Eiler, Lyntha Scott
Dates 1995
Location Cabin Creek
Kanawha County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Mountaintop Removal
Samples Mine
Valley Fills
Bird's eye view of a "valley fill" at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek, near Kayford Mountain
Contributor Names
Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
October 25, 1995
Subject Headings
-  Mining
-  Fall
-  Mountaintop removal
-  October
-  Reclamation
-  Samples Mine
-  Valley fills
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Cabin Creek
-  Event: Aerial tour of mountaintop removal and reclamation.
-  Valley fills serve as sites for dumping the excess rocks and dirt excavated in order to retrieve multiple seams of coal. This shot affords a view of the "toe," as the catchment pond at the base of a valley fill is called.
Black & White Print
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-B021-14
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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