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thebuddhaman: the land has been acquired by a company and development has begun.


revisiting shannopin mine

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Hidden : 12/28/2008
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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This multi-cache is located on the site of the former Shannopin Coal Company near Bobtown, PA.Please use proper judgment while wandering the grounds as this area could be dangerous and watch your footing as some small obstacles are obscured by some high grass and weeds.


It roughly covered 8200 acres and mined the Pittsburgh coal seam from 1926 until 1993. It closed in 1993 and is currently in bond forfeiture status with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Currently, the mine is filling with water which is resulting in an acid mine drainage discharge into Dunkard Creek. The mine pool in the Shannopin Mine is rising at over one foot per month. This cache is for industrial ruins lovers. The first two stages are micro containers that lead to the final.(.30 caliber ammo box). Use proper judgment while wandering the grounds and beware of muggles as this area is used as a dumping ground. Please rehide very well.

i'd like to thank breakfastchief for originally finding this location

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