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Coal Mining Oklahoma

Coal Program Oklahoma Department of Mines

The Oklahoma Conservation Commission's (OCC) Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Division, in cooperation with the Oklahoma Geological Survey(OGS) and the Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM), has develop-ed this fact sheet to provide information on what is known about the past coal mining in Tulsa County, what investigations have been undertaken, and the ...

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Coal Mining In Oklahoma - The Coal Fields™

Farrell Cooper Mining Co. Fort Smith Arkansas Corporation Lessee 5 4 0 0 6,318.25 Georges Colliers Inc. Spiro Oklahoma Corporation Lessee 2 2 0 0 4,412.04 Ouro Mining Inc. Heavener Oklahoma Corporation Lessee 2 1 1 0 2,774.78 Coal Creek Minerals LLC Spiro Oklahoma Corporation Lessee 1 1 0 0 1,868.65 Mining Systems Co. Spiro Oklahoma Corporation ...

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Oklahoma Department of Mines

Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) is the state agency responsible for ensuring the reclamation of land disturbed by mining operations. The Department regulates the production of coal and non-fuel minerals. The Department is committed to protecting the right of citizens and to the promotion of mining.

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Overall, from the 1870s to the 1980s more than 200 million tons of coal came out of Oklahoma's mines. If the development of Oklahoma's coal-mining industry can be attributed to a single person, that person was James J. McAlester. Early histories of Oklahoma successfully turned him into a

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Minerals Program Oklahoma Department of Mines

The extraction or mining of minerals from the earth occurs in every county of the state. Minerals mines in Oklahoma include coal (not shown), limestone, dimensional stone, sand and gravel, gypsum, clay and shale, granite, caliche, tripoli, salt, iron ore (not shown), and chat (not shown). The Division regulates all mine sites within the State ...

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Historic Underground Mining Maps Oklahoma Department of ...

The Oklahoma Department of Mines is responsible for the storage and preservation of historic underground mining maps. To view these maps please call our Oklahoma City office at (405) 427-3859 and make an appointment with Mike Lewis, ODM Geologist, at extension 851.

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Oklahoma sues federal agency over coal mining oversight

Jul 19, 2021  FILE - In this May 17, 2021, file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt says the state is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over the federal agency's plan to strip Oklahoma of its jurisdiction to regulate coal mining on tribal reservations.

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Federal notice on surface coal mining a 'significant loss ...

Jun 08, 2021  The coal industry employs 250 Oklahomans directly, according to statistics provided by the Oklahoma Department of Mines. Most of the coal is bituminous coal

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Mining In Oklahoma The Diggings™

Oklahoma has 328 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Oklahoma mines are Copper , Lead , and Zinc .At the time these mines were surveyed, 137 mines in Oklahoma were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole—known as an occurance mine. 1 Oklahoma has 14 prospect mines. 2 175 mines were in ...

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AVAILABLE COAL REPORTS AND MAPS - University of

nies produced 639,543 short tons of Oklahoma coal at five mines in four counties in 2018. About 0.4 million short tons of Oklahoma bituminous coal was used by one non-utility electric power plant in Oklahoma. The coal also was used in lime and cement kilns in the State during 2018.

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Coal industry muted, but still alive in Oklahoma

Mar 04, 2015  Coal’s impact on early Oklahoma is still evident in other ways. Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton began as a school of mines. Clay Hartley, owner of Vinita-based Phoenix Mining, agrees with Cooper on the potential of the metallurgical coal industry in Oklahoma, but said that coal overall in the state is going through tough times.

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Oklahoma fights US control over coal mines in Muscogee ...

Apr 16, 2021  Oklahoma AG challenges federal authorities over coal mining activity in Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Officials with the U.S. Department of Interior told Oklahoma leaders earlier this month to turn over their records and to halt oversight activities related to surface coal mining and reclamation activities inside the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation.

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Coal County The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Peter Hanraty, Oklahoma's chief mine inspector, was Coalgate's first mayor. The county courthouse was built in 1909. Coal mining and agriculture have been the major sources of employment. In the 1870s mining began around McAlester, and mines were soon opened in present Coal County.

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Coal County, Oklahoma - Wikipedia

History. Coal County was formed at statehood from the former Shappaway County (later renamed Atoka County) of the Pushmataha District of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory.A 3.5 miles (5.6 km) strip of Coal County was taken from the Pontotoc District of the Chickasaw Nation.Initially, the Oklahoma legislature named Lehigh as the county seat, but a special election held in 1908 resulted in ...

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Geology and Coal Resources of the Henry etta Mining ...

of the faults are small. At present, the large operating coal mines are on the western side of the anticline. The coal in the Henryetta and Morris beds is of high volatile A and B bituminous ranks. Coal from the Henryetta bed was being used in 1952 in blends for the manufacture of coke at

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Oklahoma - National Mining Association

Mining Contribution to GDP (millions of dollars) Direct Contribution – 903. Indirect and Induced – 1,193. Total Contribution to GDP – 2,097. Mining Labor Income (millions of dollars) Direct Contribution to Labor Income – 1,313. Indirect and Induced – 555. Total Contribution to Labor Income – 873. Coal Production (millions of tons ...

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Non-Coal/Minerals Forms, and Publications Oklahoma ...

Non-Coal Quarterly Production Reporting Form. For production assistance, please contact Katelyn Parton at (405) 522-9854. or. You may email your production forms to [email protected]

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Coal-Mining Disasters The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma ...

Properly ventilating mines to prevent methane gas explosions was a continual problem that would plague many of Oklahoma's coal mines. One of the state's most horrific mining accidents occurred in McCurtain on March 20, 1912. On that day a blast ripped through the San Bois Coal Company's Mine Number Two, killing seventy-three men.

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Coal-Mining Disasters The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma ...

Properly ventilating mines to prevent methane gas explosions was a continual problem that would plague many of Oklahoma's coal mines. One of the state's most horrific mining accidents occurred in McCurtain on March 20, 1912. On that day a blast ripped through the San Bois Coal Company's Mine Number Two, killing seventy-three men.

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Oklahoma Department of Mines

Coal Combustion By-Products Non-Coal Mining Program Non-Coal Bonding Cost Information Non-Coal Mining Applications Authorized for Publication Non-Coal Mining Permit Application Forms Guidelines Oklahoma Miner Training Institute 26th Annual Mine Health

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Mining Towns The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and ...

The Oklahoma coal-mining industry experienced a steady growth from the mid-1870s to the 1950s, annually increasing from approximately one hundred thousand tons to almost five million tons by 1920, and eventually peaking at almost six million tons in 1981. This industry consistently averaged between a million to three million tons of coal for ...

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Coal County The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Peter Hanraty, Oklahoma's chief mine inspector, was Coalgate's first mayor. The county courthouse was built in 1909. Coal mining and agriculture have been the major sources of employment. In the 1870s mining began around McAlester, and mines were soon opened in present Coal County.

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OSMRE Notifies Oklahoma of Jurisdiction Adjustment ...

Apr 02, 2021  Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) and the Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC). These Titles currently regulate active surface coal mining and reclamation of abandoned mined lands within the State. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) carries out the requirements of the Surface

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Oklahoma leaders file lawsuit against federal government ...

Jul 19, 2021  OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Oklahoma state leaders have filed a lawsuit against the federal government related to coal mining and reclamation operations. On

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Oklahoma-Mines Coal mining, Oklahoma, Mining

Feb 20, 2020 - Oklahoma Mining, Oklahoma zinc mining, Oklahoma Lead mining, Picher Oklahoma, McAlester, Henryetta, Oklahoma Coal Mining, Weir City, Tri-state district

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McAlester The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

Bibliography. Gene Aldrich, "A History of the Coal Industry in Oklahoma to 1907" (Ph.D. diss., University of Oklahoma, 1952). I. C. Gunning, When Coal Was King: Coal Mining Industry in the Choctaw Nation (N.p.: Eastern Oklahoma Historical Society, 1975). McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital, Golden Anniversary Edition, 29 September 1949.. Joseph B. Thoburn and Muriel H. Wright, Oklahoma: A ...

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Arguing continues a year after Oklahoma tribal land ruling ...

Jul 26, 2021  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Biden administration is overreaching in citing last year's McGirt ruling on Oklahoma tribal lands to regulate coal mining in parts of the state.

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Oklahoma coal industry in Trump era: 'It would have been ...

• Oklahoma's coal production dipped to 670,610 tons in 2016 and is on pace for a lower output in 2017, according to the state Department of Mines. The state reported 468,784 through the first ...

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Abandoned Mine Land Program - Oklahoma

Dec 02, 2015  In 1979-1980 the Oklahoma Conservation Commission made an inventory of all abandoned coal mine lands in the state. Sites were evaluated based on the danger to public health and safety. It is the Conservation Commission's responsibility, in accordance with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, to reclaim the most dangerous sites first.

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Oklahoma-Mines Oklahoma, Mining, Coal mining

Feb 20, 2020 - Oklahoma Mining, Oklahoma zinc mining, Oklahoma Lead mining, Picher Oklahoma, McAlester, Henryetta, Oklahoma Coal Mining, Weir City, Tri-state district

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Coal County Historical Mining Museum TravelOK ...

A tribute to the area's mining heritage, the Coal County Historical Mining Museum contains mining instruments and tools, models, historic photos and area artifacts. The museum also has displays on prominent Coal County citizens past and present, including the medical bag from pioneer Dr. Clark.

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Non-Coal Mining Applications Authorized for Publication

Aug 02, 2021  Non-Coal Mining Applications Authorized for Publication This notification is only provided to inform the public that applications are in the publication phase of permitting and not as an official Public Notice as required by law. The Oklahoma Department of Mines merely informs the applicant that it is time to publish and does not control

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