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|Atlas Mine & Coke Works
(Colvin Mine & Coke Works) (ca.1880- ? ),
Located near Dunbar, Atlas, Dunbar Twp., Fayette Co., PA.
[Atlas Mine Coke Works contained 80 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1889.]
[Atlas Mine was combined with the Mahoning Mine underground ca.1903.]
[Atlas Mine Coke Works contained 90 bee-hive coke ovens ca.1910.]
Owners: (ca.1880- ? ), Colvin and Company,
(ca.1800's- ? ), Atlas Iron Company,
(ca.1889- ? ), Cambria Iron Company, Johnstown, PA
(ca.1894- ? ), Cambria Iron Company, Johnstown, PA
(ca.1910- ? ), Cambria Steel Company, Johnstown, PA
|A portion of the U.S.G.S. Uniontown 15min. Quad. map ca.1900,
showing the area that the Atlas Mine & Coke Works and Mahoney Mine &
Coke Works were located in just south and west of Dunbar, PA
(Map courtesy of the United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)
Dunbar, PA Colvin Mine Fire, Oct 1884
|The following information on the Atlas Mine
& Coke Works is taken from "Reports of the Inspectors of Mines of the
Anthracite and Bituminous Coal Regions of Pennsylvania, for the Year
Atlas Mine. Located near Dunbar, Fayette County,
is now owned by the Cambria Iron Company. This mine is in rather poor
condition, though perhaps the present owners are not to blame as the trouble
appears to come from the old workings and the cause is undoubtedly the poor
method of mining formerly in vogue, viz, wide rooms and small ribs. The
remedy is larger pillars in the future. At the time of last visit there
was quite a squeeze on the workings of the eight left flat. The rooms
were well posted and drainage good. Found 25,200 feet of air (per minute)
The Atlas Mine and the Mahoning Mine were joined together underground and combined around ca.1903.
Atlas and Mahoning Mines:
Memorial, Atlas Mine & Coke Works (Colvin Mine & Coke Works),
Dunbar, Atlas, Dunbar Twp., Fayette County, Pennsylvania"
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