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MOUNTAIN COALFIELD

This coalfield is in Blair County; northern Cambria County; and part of Indiana County and southern Clearfield County. This is where the low-volatile metallurgical coal of the Windber Coalfield is morphing into a medium-volatile met and steam coal (as high as ~14,500 BTU/lb here), specifically in the Lower and Upper Freeport; and Lower and Upper Kittanning coal seams. There were a few beehive coke ovens around Barnesboro, Bennington, and Glen White. In the Allegheny Mountain Coalfield (also sometimes called the Mountain Coalfield) can be found the only area where coal was commercially mined in Blair County. (However there is a small area north of Altoona called the Tipton Run Coalfield, but I don't think the coal was ever mined on a commercial scale.)

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THE TOWNS:

ALLPORT

ARGYLE

BAKERTON

BARNESBORO

BENNINGTON

COALPORT

CRESSON SHAFT

EMEIGH

EMPIRE MINE

GLEN WHITE

MARSTELLER

SLICKPORT

ST. BENEDICT

SUNSHINE MINE

WATKINS

MISC.


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