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Pittsburgh coal seam

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Pittsburgh Seam coal at Frostburg, MD Being Mined

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More Pittsburgh Seam Coal Mining

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Exposed coal seam

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Digging Up Flooded Pittsburgh Seam Coal

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Pittsburgh coal mine drift tunnel

The Pittsburgh Coal Seam is the thickest and most extensive coal bed in the Appalachian Basin; hence, it is the most economically important coal bed in the eastern United States. The Upper Pennsylvanian Pittsburgh coal bed of the Monongahela Group is extensive and continuous, extending over 11,000 mi2 through 53 counties. It extends from Allegany County, Maryland to Belmont County, Ohio and from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania southwest to Putnam County, West Virginia.
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