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Greene County
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Coal Mine
Index E

to the Bituminous Coal Mines of
Greene County,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Index to the Coal Mines and Coal Companies
which mined the Bituminous Coal seams
of Greene County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Compiled & Edited by
Raymond A. Washlaski

Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian, Editor,
Ryan P. Washlaski, Technical Editor,

Updated July 14, 2010

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Greene County Pennsylvania - Coal Mine Index
INDEX  E
[This listing of coal mines and coal companies has been researched and complied from various sources by Raymond A. Washlaski, Historian: newspaper articles, Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines Reports, county histories, township histories, Pennsylvania Geological Survey reports, topographical maps, personnal accounts of coal miners, etc., etc.]
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[This listing underconstruction]

Emerald Coal & Coke Company, Clarksville, PA
See: Allison No. 1 Mine & Coke Works, Allison No. 1, Restone Twp., Fayette Co., PA
       Allison No. 2 Mine & Coke Works, Allison No. 2, Luzerne Twp., Fayette Co., PA
       Emerald Mine, Clarksville, Greene Co., PA

Emerald Mine
(Edward Mine)
(Gateway Mine)
(ca.1921-1989), located about 1 mile south of Clarksville, Greene Co., PA
[Emerald Mine was originally called the Edward Mine and first opened in ca.1921. It was accessed by three mine shafts, two slope entries, and a bore hole 36 inches in diameter. The Chartiers Slope, Chartiers Fan Shaft, Chartiers Hoisting Shaft, The River Slope, and air vent, and the Lippincott Shaft. Coal was moved to the river tipple and also loaded onto railroad cars at Chartiers. When the 1944 tornado destroyed much of the original patch housing on Chartiers Hill Emerald Coal and Coke built the Burson patch. The Braden patch was another section of company-built housing for employees of the Emerald Mine, and is probably the last coal patch to be constructed in Pennsylvania. It was a Hillman owned mine.It was renamed Gateway Mine in ca.1963 by a subsidiary of the companies that used its output. This Morgan Township mine closed in ca.1989.]
[The Emerald Mine is opened by three mine shafts, two slope entries, and a bore hole 36 inches in Diameter.  The Chartiers Slope, Chartiers Fan Shaft, Chartiers Hoisting Shaft, The River Slope, and air vent, and the Lippincott Shaft.]
[This Emerald Mine is not the same as ca.2005 Emerald Mine run by RAG-Emerald at Waynesburg, PA]
[When a tornado destroyed the original patch housing for the Emerald Mine in ca.1940, Emerald Coal and Coke built the Burson patch.  The Braden patch was another section of company-built housing for employees of the Emerald Mine, and is probably the last coal patch to be constructed in Pennsylvania. Another section of Emerald Mine housing is called Chartiers Hill.]
Owners: (ca.   ?     ), Emerald Coal & Coke Company, Clarksville, PA
Web sites on the Emerald Mine, Clarksvile, Greene Co., PA:
    Coal Miners Memorial Emerald Mine, Clarksville, Greene Co., PA

Emerald Mine (ca. 2005-   ?    ), located in Franklin Twp., Greene Co., PA
[Emerald Mine: is owned by Alpha Natural Resources (Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc.) and is located approximately a half of a mile south of Waynesburg just north of the Cumberland Mine, in Center, Franklin and Whiteley Townships, and has been in operation since 1977. All of Emerald's coal is processed through a preparation plant before being loaded into unit trains operated by the Norfolk Southern Railroad or the CSX Railroad. The mine also has the option to ship a portion of its coal by truck. Emerald shipped 6.7 million tons of coal in 2005. As of December 31, 2005, Emerald had an assigned reserve base of approximately 98.1 million tons of coal reserves. Approximately 577 salaried and hourly employees work at Emerald.]
Owners: (ca.2005-  ?   ), Foundation Coal Co.

Enlow Fork Mine (   ?  -2005), located in Morris Twp., northwestern Greene Co., PA
[ Enlow Fork Mine: is owned by Consol Energy Inc. and is located in the northwestern Greene County in Morris Township, though most of the mine is in Washington County. Coal is mined from the Pittsburgh Seam using two longwall systems and six continuous mining machines. Coal is transported to the surface by conveyor belts and is processed in the Bailey Central Preparation Plant that can fully wash coal. Enlow Fork is one of the largest underground coal mines in the United States and, in 2005, produced 9.8 million tons of coal.]
Owners: (ca.2005-    ?    ), Consol Energy Inc.

Ethel Mine (ca.1947-  ?  ), Jefferson Twp., Greene Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1947-  ?  ), P. & A. Coal Company,

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