Historical Anthracite coal seam, mining and permit data by quadrangle for the state of Pennsylvania, 2006


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Reclamation (BMR)
Publication_Date:2006
Title:
Historical Anthracite coal seam, mining and permit data by quadrangle for the state of Pennsylvania, 2006
Edition:2.2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Reclamation
Other_Citation_Details:
Complete Access database files and tables of abbreviations are available. See 'Cross Reference.'
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
Coverages containing Anthracite coal seam data by quadrangle for the state of Pennsylvania.  Digitized from the Harrisburg Bureau of Mining and Reclamation mylar map system each quadrangle contains multiple coverages identifying seams in that quad.   Also includes coal mining refuse disposal sites, permitted sites, point coverages of deep mine entry and other surface features of deep mines and Small Operators Assistance Program (SOAP) areas.
Purpose:
These coverages are provided for informational purposes only and should not be sole means of decision making and are in no way a substitute for actual on the ground observation.
Supplemental_Information:
A file with 'a' or 'b' appended to the seam abbreviation indicates that it was developed from Mylar 1 or 2, respectively, For example a file named Ba.e00 indicated that it is a coverage of the B Coal Seam (Lower Kittanning) that was developed from Mylar 1 for that quad and a file named Pittb.e00 indicates a file from the Pittsburgh coal seam developed from Mylar 2 for that quad.
Filenames with 'w' appended indicates that the coverage was created from WPA mine maps created in the 1930's.  Care should be taken as these coverages may be distorted.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2006
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-76.375
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-76.25
North_Bounding_Coordinate:40.875
South_Bounding_Coordinate:40.75
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:geology geo geologic geological
Theme_Keyword:mining
Theme_Keyword:coal
Theme_Keyword:Anthracite
Theme_Keyword:Geoscientific Information
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:none
Place_Keyword:Ashland Quadrangle
Access_Constraints:none
Use_Constraints:
THE ENCLOSED REPRODUCTIONS OF HISTORICAL MINE RECORDS ARE PROVIDED SOLELY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE IN MINERAL EXPLORATION OR CONSTRUCTION OF ANY KIND.  THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MAKES NO CLAIM, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR DEGREE OF IMAGE DISTORTION OF SAID INFORMATION.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Keith Previc
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, Division of Environmental Analysis and Support
Address:
P.O. Box 8461
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17105-8461
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-783-9585
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:kprevic@state.pa.us
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation (BMR)
Publication_Date:2006
Title:
BMR supporting database files for Historical coal seam, mining and permit data for Pennsylvania
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation
Online_Linkage: ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/coal/BMR_Support
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/data/coal/BMR_Support
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Coverages show the extent of permitting to the best of the draftsman's ability.  Denied permits originally drawn on the mylars in red cross hatch were sometimes mistaken for WPA mapped mines.  This is particularly true in the north west part of the Bituminous coal field and the entire Anthracite field.  There are NO WPA mapped mines in the Anthracite field.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon topology present.
Completeness_Report:
Coverage is believed to be complete for all areas with mining or permitting activities, with the following known exceptions: in Cool Spring quad B needs region built and in Reynoldsville quad Ca needs regions built.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
WPA mapping from 1930's may be unreliable and coverages may appear distorted.  These coverages are presented to give a reasonable guideline (+/-90) feet of what is on the ground in that area.  No attempt was made to correlate coal seams when the quads were digitized.  Some coverages for coal seams may appear where the coal seam does not exist.  Care should be taken when these anomalies are discovered.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation
Publication_Date:1998
Title:
Mylar map system
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Publisher:Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining and Reclamation
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date:1930
Ending_Date:1998
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
mylars
Source_Contribution:
Source for digitization and scanning
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitized information drafted onto the 1:24,000 scale mylars using ARC/INFO
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
mylars
Process_Date:1998
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Rick Day
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania State University Land Analysis Lab
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
450 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:1-814-863-1615
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:1-814-863-7043
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:r4d@psu.edu
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
E:\Metadata\ant-ashland_pa
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:vector
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name:Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number:18
Transverse_Mercator:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:90
Ordinate_Resolution:90
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name:Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis:6378206.40000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio:294.978698
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Tables include identification numbers to be used with accompanying database files.
Coal seams are abbreviated as follows:
    Bituminous General          bitu
    Sharon                      shar
    Quakertown                  quak
    Mercer                      mer
    BrookvilleScrubgrass        A
    Clarion #2                  clar2
    Clarion #3 -                clar3
    Lower Kittanning - B        B
    Middle Kittanning - C       C
    Upper Kittanning - C'       CPr
    Lower Freeport - D          D
    Upper Freeport - E          E
    Mahoning - F                F
    Humbert                     Hum
    Brush Creek                 brck
    Lower Bakerstown            lbak
    Upper Bakerstown            ubak
    Ames - Harlem               ames
    Federal Hill                fed
    Barton                      bar
    Wellersburg                 well
    Lower Clarysville           lclar
    Upper Clarysville           uclar
    Lonaconing                  lona
    Hoffman                     hoff
    Franklin                    frank
    Little Pittsburgh           lpitt
    Morantown                   mora
    Pittsburgh                  Pitt
    Pittsburgh Rider            pittr
    Blue Lick                   blue
    Redstone                    red
    Redstone Rider              redr
    Sewickley                   sew
    Sewickley Rider             sewr
    Uniontown                   unin
    Little Waynesburg           lway
    Waynesburg                  way
    Waynesburg A                wayan
    Waynesburg B                waybn
    Washington                  wash
    Jollytown                   joll
    Bloss                       bloss
    Seymour                     sey 
    Bear Creek                  bear
    Cushing                     cush
    Morgan                      morg
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
BMR
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
Land and Water Building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Contact Instructions:
Contact via email
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:ARCE (ARC/INFO Export)
Format_Version_Number:7.1.1
File_Decompression_Technique:zip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: see Online Linkage in Identification information section of metadata
Fees:none
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20080612
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Position:Metadata Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:16802
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:814-865-8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
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