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Big Vein Anthracite Colleries


Historical Note

Superior Anthracite Coal Company, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, began developing the Big Vein Mine near McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia around 1919. One of the largest mine operations in Montgomery County, the Big Vein employed more than 300 miners at its peak in the 1930s. The mine continued to operate until 1954, but complete shutdown did not occur until 1958.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records

Identifier: Ms-1990-014

The Big Vein Anthracite Collieries Records contains the daily fire boss reports for mining operation in McCoy (Montgomery County), Virginia, describing mine conditions.

Dates: 1926 - 1928