A Feasibility Study for Mapping Abandoned Coal Mining Areas in Young County, Texas

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1979

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Finley, Robert J.
Hupp, William H.

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A total of 276 sites of possible bituminous coal mining were located within Young County, Texas, using black-and-white aerial photography at a scale of 1:20,000. More than 80 percent of these sites are less than 10 acres in size; 14 sites are 40 acres or more in size. Lack of vegetation, disturbed land surfaces, and evidence of active erosion characterize these sites. Forty-five sites are either directly adjacent to natural streams or show distinct runoff channels entering natural streams. Historical mining records were utilized where available, but no field confirmation of sites was included as part of this feasibility study.

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