30 July 2014
Rosebud Mining Vail Mine Freeport Number 7 Coal Seam
On July 25, 2014, members of the Oho AIPG Section, Executive Committee went on a field trip to inspect the Rosebud Mining Vail Mine, Guernsey, and Harrison Counties Ohio. The purpose of the field trip was to observe the newly discoved tetrapod trackways discovered in the roof sediments and to learn about the technology room-and-pillar coal mining operations in Ohio.
The field trip helped to provide an in-depth understanding of the Freeport No. 7 mine geology and the room-and-pillar coal mining in Ohio. The Ohio Section officers sent Rosebud Mining a thank you letter for allowing the Ohio Section the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the coal resources available for mining in Ohio. All attendees will now be able to provide accurate information on Ohio mining operations to the public. A copy of the presentation notes is available here.
Special thanks to our President, Curtis Coe, for arranging the trip and preparing this excellent post!