BLACKLICK COALFIELD

A low and medium volatile coal field mining the Upper, Middle, and Lower Kittanning seams. Large scale coal mining for export began in the 1890s and peaked in the 1920s and '30s. It continued until the 1990s. Coal is still being strip mined and occasionally deep mined in the Black Lick Field, but on nowhere near the scale as the boom years.


THE TOWNS:

BARR SLOPE

CLYMER

COLVER

COMMODORE

COY

HEILWOOD

LUCERNE

LUCIUSBORO

MENTCLE

NANTY GLO

REVLOC

STARFORD

VINTONDALE

WATERMAN

WEHRUM

MISC


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