Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

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 Google Maps view of a mine site in Logan County, West Virginia that was reclaimed in the 1980's. More than 30 years later, the scars are still visible.

Google Maps view of a mine site in Logan County, West Virginia that was reclaimed in the 1980's. More than 30 years later, the scars are still visible.

 Map detail from a reclamation plan for a surface mine in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Source: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation.

Map detail from a reclamation plan for a surface mine in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Source: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation.

 Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

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 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

 Detail of a 1961 mine map from Mingo County, West Virginia. Robbed is a mining term that describes part of a mine from which the pillars have been removed. Source: West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.

Detail of a 1961 mine map from Mingo County, West Virginia. Robbed is a mining term that describes part of a mine from which the pillars have been removed. Source: West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.

  Google Maps view of a section of the King Coal Highway in Mingo County, West Virginia, which was built on a reclaimed surface mine.

Google Maps view of a section of the King Coal Highway in Mingo County, West Virginia, which was built on a reclaimed surface mine.

 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

 Google Maps view above Wharncliffe, West Virginia. Near the bottom, you can make out the Twisted Gun golf course, which was built on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site. To the north and northeast, you can see active mine sites.

Google Maps view above Wharncliffe, West Virginia. Near the bottom, you can make out the Twisted Gun golf course, which was built on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site. To the north and northeast, you can see active mine sites.

 Surface mine map, Mingo County, West Virginia.

Surface mine map, Mingo County, West Virginia.

 Diptych, Fujifilm FP-100C, Mingo and Logan Counties, West Virginia.

Diptych, Fujifilm FP-100C, Mingo and Logan Counties, West Virginia.

 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

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 Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.
laidbare_sitetext1.jpg
 Google Maps view of a mine site in Logan County, West Virginia that was reclaimed in the 1980's. More than 30 years later, the scars are still visible.
 Map detail from a reclamation plan for a surface mine in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Source: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation.
 Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.
 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.
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 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.
 Detail of a 1961 mine map from Mingo County, West Virginia. Robbed is a mining term that describes part of a mine from which the pillars have been removed. Source: West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.
  Google Maps view of a section of the King Coal Highway in Mingo County, West Virginia, which was built on a reclaimed surface mine.
 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.
 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.
 Google Maps view above Wharncliffe, West Virginia. Near the bottom, you can make out the Twisted Gun golf course, which was built on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site. To the north and northeast, you can see active mine sites.
 Surface mine map, Mingo County, West Virginia.
 Diptych, Fujifilm FP-100C, Mingo and Logan Counties, West Virginia.
 Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.
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Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Google Maps view of a mine site in Logan County, West Virginia that was reclaimed in the 1980's. More than 30 years later, the scars are still visible.

Map detail from a reclamation plan for a surface mine in Nicholas County, West Virginia. Source: West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation.

Logan County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Detail of a 1961 mine map from Mingo County, West Virginia. Robbed is a mining term that describes part of a mine from which the pillars have been removed. Source: West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training.

Google Maps view of a section of the King Coal Highway in Mingo County, West Virginia, which was built on a reclaimed surface mine.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

Google Maps view above Wharncliffe, West Virginia. Near the bottom, you can make out the Twisted Gun golf course, which was built on a reclaimed mountaintop removal site. To the north and northeast, you can see active mine sites.

Surface mine map, Mingo County, West Virginia.

Diptych, Fujifilm FP-100C, Mingo and Logan Counties, West Virginia.

Mingo County, West Virginia. June 2016.

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