Coal Fields of Northeastern Pennsylvania

The four fields of the anthracite region of Pennsylvania and the principal mining districts:

Northern (Wyoming) Field
  • Carbondale, Scranton, Pittston, Wilkes-Barre, and Plymouth Districts

Lehigh or Eastern Middle Coal Field
  • Green Mountain Basin
    • Upper Lehigh, Freeland
  • Little Black Creek
    • Milnesville, Lattimer, Highland, Sandy Run
  • Black Creek
    • Ebervale, Jeddo, Eckley
  • Hazelton Basin
    • Hazelton
  • Panther Creek District
  • Beaver Meadow Basin
    • Audenreid, Frenchtown, Trescow, Beaver Meadows

Second or Western Middle Coal Field
  • Mahanoy District: south of Locust Mountain
    • Locust Gap, Merriam, Locustdale, Ashland, Girardville, Gilberton, Shenandoah, St. Nicholas, Mahanoy City, Delano
  • Shamokin Basin (West District)
    • Zerbe Township, Shamokin, Coal Township, Kulpmont, Mount Carmel, Aristes, Centralia

First, Southern, or Schuylkill Coal Field
73 miles in length; from a point near the Lehigh River at Mauch Chunk to a point near the Susquehanna River six miles north of Harrisburg
  • Lehigh and Little Schuylkill District
  • Schuylkill and Swatara District
    • bounded by Mine Hill on the north and Sharp Mountain on the south
    • Tremont, Minersville, Pottsville, Tamaqua, Coaldale
  • Wiconisco Basin (North fork or Lykens Valley Prong)
    • Lykens (Wiconisco, Short Mountain, Lykens Valley, Big Lick, and Summit Branch {Williamstown})
  • Dauphin Basin (South Fork or Dauphin prong)
    • Rattling Run (Sharp Mountain): Reliance and Perservance (1825-1850)
    • Yellow Springs: Kugler and Central Veins; Dauphin & Susquehanna Coal Company (closed 1859)
    • Rausch Gap: Small, Grey, Heister, Seven, Four, Windlas, Dan's, Bill's, and Pitch Shafts (bef.1840-ca.1880)
    • Gold Mine Run: Peacock, Grey, Heister, and Four; Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company

The Eastern Province contains approximately 90% of the high rank (anthracite) coal in the United States and includes the:
* Anthracite region of Pennsylvania
* Appalachian region (contains the greatest amount of anthracite in the U.S.)
* Atlantic Coast region of Virginia and North Carolina
* Anthracite region Rhode Island (minimal)

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