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Abandoned Mineral Mine Lands (Virginia)


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This dataset is an inventory of orphaned mineral mine sites as well as closeout permitted mineral mine sites. Orphaned mineral mine sites are those that were never permitted in the state of Virginia. In 1978, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) required operatrors to obtain a permit to operate a mineral mine site in Virginia. Mineral mines are considered any mine that is non-coal. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), through its Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program, addresses the hazards and environmental degradation posed by these legacy coal mine sites.

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Data Owner :
Virginia Division of Mineral Mining
Principal Investigator :
Chrissi Wood-Smith

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AbandonedMineralMineLands.csv 3.84 MB text/csv
AbandonedMineralMineLandsv2_2records_reformat.csv 2.45 KB text/csv

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Contact the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Mineral Mining at (434) 951-6310.


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This inventory is collected by the Division of Mineral Mining Non-Point Source Coordinator and is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 319 Grant Program for States and Territories.

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