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National Mine Map Repository

"Preserving Mine Maps for Future Generations"

The National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) collects and maintains mine map information and images for the entire country, including data and maps of coal mines in the anthracite coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania. As an extension of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), NMMR acquires maps through public outreach directed at state and federal environmental agencies as well as mining companies, engineering and consulting firms, surveying companies, universities, and private citizens. Feel free to search the NMMR's Mine Map Index with over 180,000 maps of closed and/or abandoned mines.

The National Mine Map Repository is always looking for additional mine maps. Please contact us if you have mine maps that you would permit the repository to scan and add to the collection. All physical maps are returned to the owner. See our donation page for more information.

Contact NMMR

The contacts, telephone numbers, and office location for the repository is:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
National Mine Map Repository
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Fax: 412.937.2888

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday by appointment

Primary Contact:

Paul Coyle, Geologist and Mine Map Team Leader
Phone: (412) 937-2833

Secondary Contacts:

Brianne Cassidy, Geographer
Phone: (412) 937-2124

Beth Spindler, Program Specialist (Mine Map Repository)
Phone: (412) 937-2845

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Disclaimer: Mine maps within the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) are not guaranteed to be accurate, correct, or complete.

All maps in the NMMR have been donated to the OSMRE.  The information contained therein cannot be verified and so cannot be guaranteed.

OSMRE’s inability to guarantee includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • The accuracy of the mine maps within the NMMR.
  • The reliability of findings based upon data from the maps.
  • The reliability of findings from digital mapping programs.
  • The completeness of the maps, as they may not reflect prior or more recent mining.
  • The accuracy of any georeferenced mine maps found in the NMMR.


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