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BROOKLYN

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One of the last mining camps to be developed in the New River Gorge, Brooklyn was operated by the Scotia Coal & Coke Co., and later the Southern Coal Co. The mine, in the Sewell seam, probably closed in the 1950s or 60s.


The camp itself is located at the top of the gorge, as was the man portal to the mine. There is actually a ridge between here and the river portal/headhouse/tipple. (May 2002 image by author)


A few people still call Brooklyn camp home, but many of the houses are gone. (May 2002 image by author)


Vault remaining from the company store. (NPS image)


Detail of the button line conveyor running up the mountainside. There are also many concrete piers and some of the wooden structure that composed the button line. (May 2002 image by author)


The bunched up button line. (May 2002 image by author)


Ancient picture of a Jeffrey button line conveyor. (Image source forgotten)


The headhouse at the top of the button line. A wooden mine car trestle comes out of the side of the headhouse, but is rotten and collapsing. (May 2002 image by author)


Inside the abandoned Brooklyn deep mine. (May 2002 image by author)


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