Douglas L. Crowell, Richard M. DeLong, Charles E. Banks, James McDonald, Joseph G. Wells, Donovan M. Powers, and Ernie Slucher
Cartography by Donovan M. Powers and Kelli L. Vogt
As part of the ODNR Division of Geological Survey's ongoing mission of maintaining database records of Ohio’s inactive mines, Map EG-3 shows the approximate location and extent of abandoned mines throughout the state. Property owners, developers and mineral resource professionals can use the abandoned underground mine maps when planning construction projects or new mining and drilling operations.
The 1:500,000-scale, print-on-demand map grew out of the underground mine Interactive Mapping System (IMS) initiated by ODNR. Since 2004 the agency has increased its knowledge of Ohio’s thousands of historic abandoned mines—some dating from 1800. In total the Geological Survey has archived more than 20,000 individual mine maps and detailed abandonment maps from 5,090 mines.
Most of Ohio’s abandoned underground mines produced coal. Until the latter part of the nineteenth century, state regulations did not require that these mines be mapped. As a result, the Division of Geological Survey estimates that thousands of historic abandoned underground mines either were never recorded or their records were never submitted to the state. The search for these mine works is an ongoing mission of ODNR.
Order paper map online: $15.00 ($3.50 will be adding for a mailing tube)
Order CD-ROM online: $25.00
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