Powhatan #6 Mine Photo Gallery

American Industrial Mining Co.
Preserving Our Mining and Industrial Heritage
Non-profit preservation, restorations and education
  1. Powhatan #6 Mine
    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Checking in and going through the MSHA on site hazard safety training before heading underground.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Mine Lights on the charging racks for each shift.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Reviewing the mine escapeways and overall operations of the mine before heading underground.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Check Tag Board....Our tags are on the board time to go underground.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    At the Hope Portal
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Hope Portal shaft entry to the mine....approximately 270 foot ride in the elevator cage.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    At the shaft bottom
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Coal miners gather for the beginning of their shift at the shaft bottom jumping on the trolley operated Jeeps to take them to their assigned work locations in the mine.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Heading to the longwall face.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The 1918 10-ton Baldwin Westinghouse heritage unit operating in daily service on supply trains.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Supply trains and miners working hard everyday to keep the mine running.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Taking the roof bolts off of the supply train for the longwall development section of the mine.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    We were in a way lucky enough that the longwall panel was down for the day for routine maintenance. Under the shields near the shear.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Changing the cutting bits to prepare for the next shift. Joy 7LS1A Longwall Shear System.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    On a typical longwall unit the conveyor from the headgate side of the system moves with the advancement of the shearer automatically.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The belt take up tension system.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Longwall development panels using a Joy 12 CM12 continuous miner. The section was down for routine scheduled maintenance.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    After a cut and roof bolting.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Pete by the cutting head.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Mike by the Pittsburgh #8 seam rib after a cut with the continuous miner.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Roof control is made safe by the roof bolting machine. Following strict guidelines to the required engineered roof control plans.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The tail conveyor on the Joy CM.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The newly laid rails on the longwall development panel. This will be used to transport the power systems and pumps for the longwall system.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    A Jeffrey mine locomotive getting ready to take a load of rock dust.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Back to the shaft bottom.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The coal exits the mine up a 60 inch belt on the slope entry.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    Below the slope belt supplies are transported down into the mine using a cable operated hoist.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    A Plymouth locomotive assigned to the staging area for the slope entry from the supply yard and warehouse.
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    COAL....it keeps our lights on !!!!
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    Powhatan #6 Mine
    The coal is loaded onto the Murray Energy train and transloaded onto Ohio River barges shipment for American Power Generation.