PENNSYLVANIA MINES. Room-and-pillar mines have been active in Pennsylvania’s bituminous coalfields since the lates. Bituminous coal was first commercially mined in Pennsylvania at "Coal Hill" (Mount Washington), just across the Monongahela River from the city of Pittsburgh. At that time it was the oldest continually operated coal. "Strip mining" is the practice of mining a seam of mineral, by first removing a long strip of overlying soil and rock (the overburden).It is most commonly used to mine coal and lignite (brown coal).Strip mining is only practical when the ore body to be excavated is relatively near the surface. Strip mining of coal began around with the introduction of the steam shovel for removing the overburden. By the 's more than half of the coal mined was by stripping. From a record level of mines in , the number of active coal mines has declined precipitously to about 20 today.
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helpfulness. Mining has always been an important part of the Wisconsin way of life. From the native peoples of the Lake Superior copper culture to the recent successful reclamation of the Flambeau copper and gold mine, extraction of marketable minerals has always been a valued industry. Even the state's nickname pays homage to our mining past, as the original "Badgers" were lead and zinc miners that populated the Upper Mississippi lead district.