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View the Mine Disaster Calendar Decade:  1890s   (Display in Date Order)   (Display by Mineral)

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
01/27/1891 Mammoth View the planets for this day Mt. Pleasant, PA Bituminous Explosion 109  
01/07/1892 Osage No. 11 View the planets for this day Krebs, OK Bituminous Explosion 100  
03/20/1895 Red Canyon View the planets for this day Evanston, WY Bituminous Explosion 60  
06/28/1896 Twin View the planets for this day Pittston, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 58  
01/16/1895 Butte Hardware View the planets for this day Butte, MT Bituminous Explosives 57  
02/18/1896 Vulcan View the planets for this day New Castle, CO Bituminous Explosion 49  
05/10/1892 Roslyn View the planets for this day Roslyn, WA Bituminous Explosion 45  
12/19/1895 Cumnock View the planets for this day Cumnock, NC Bituminous Explosion 39  
08/24/1894 Franklin View the planets for this day Franklin, WA Bituminous Fire 37  
06/16/1890 Hill Farm View the planets for this day Dunbar, PA Bituminous Fire 31  
12/09/1899 Carbon Hill No. 7 View the planets for this day Carbonado, WA Bituminous Explosion 31  
09/07/1895 Osceola View the planets for this day Calumet, MI Copper Fire 30  
09/28/1893 Mansfield View the planets for this day Crystal Falls, MI Iron Ore Inundation 28  
12/20/1895 Nelson View the planets for this day Dayton, TN Bituminous Explosion 28  
05/15/1890 Jersey No. 8 View the planets for this day Ashley, PA Anthracite Explosion 26  
02/27/1895 White Ash View the planets for this day Madrid, NM Bituminous Explosion 24  
01/10/1893 Como View the planets for this day Como, CO Bituminous Explosion 24  
04/08/1895 Blue Canyon View the planets for this day Lake Whatcom, WA Bituminous Explosion 23  
12/23/1899 Braznell View the planets for this day Brownsville, PA Bituminous Explosion 19  
07/23/1892 York Farm View the planets for this day Pottsville, PA Anthracite Explosion 15  
08/29/1895 Sleepy Hollow View the planets for this day Sleepy Hollow, CO Gold Inundation 14  
03/04/1897 Kansas and Texas No. 44 View the planets for this day Huntington, AR Bituminous Explosion 14  
03/23/1896 Berwind View the planets for this day Du Bois, PA Bituminous Explosion 13  
02/04/1891 Spring Mountain No. 1 View the planets for this day Jeansville, PA Anthracite Inundation 13  
02/13/1894 Gaylord View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 13  
11/08/1891 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 12  
09/03/1897 Sunshine View the planets for this day Sunshine, CO Bituminous Explosion 12  
05/22/1891 Pratt No. 1 Shaft View the planets for this day Pratt City, AL Bituminous Explosion 11  
04/01/1893 Neilson View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Anthracite Fire 10  
05/14/1893 Red Jacket Shaft View the planets for this day Calumet, MI Copper Hoisting 10  
04/20/1892 Primrose View the planets for this day Minersville, PA Anthracite Inundation 10  
11/03/1891 Anaconda View the planets for this day Butte, MT Copper Pwd Haulage 9  
04/21/1893 Silver Bow No. 2 View the planets for this day Butte, MT Copper Fire 9  
03/13/1893 Choctaw View the planets for this day Alderson, OK Bituminous Explosion 9  
11/05/1898 Exeter View the planets for this day West Pittston, PA Anthracite Pwd Haulage 9  
05/14/1892 Anaconda View the planets for this day Butte, MT Copper Cave-in 9  
07/17/1894 West No. 1 Slope View the planets for this day Stockton, PA Anthracite Explosives 8  
01/04/1896 Anna Lee View the planets for this day Victor, CO Gold Cave-in 8  
11/20/1894 Blanche View the planets for this day Colliers, WV Bituminous Explosives 8  
09/23/1898 Umpire View the planets for this day Brownsville, PA Bituminous Explosion 8  
02/01/1890 Nottingham View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 8  
03/03/1890 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Fire 8  
03/10/1895 Old Abe View the planets for this day White Oaks, NM Gold Fire 8  
02/14/1893 Chicago and Iowa View the planets for this day Albia, IA Bituminous Explosion 8  
02/11/1893 Sheldon Quarry View the planets for this day West Rutland, VT Marble Rock Slide 7  
10/23/1891 Richardson View the planets for this day Glen Carbon, PA Anthracite Asphyxiation 7  
10/07/1895 Dorrance View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 7  
04/08/1896 Hope View the planets for this day Basin, MT Gold Fire 7  
12/26/1896 Oswald View the planets for this day Princeton, IN Bituminous Explosion 7  
10/30/1897 Von Storch View the planets for this day Scranton, PA Anthracite Fire 6  
05/26/1898 Kaska William View the planets for this day Middleport, PA Anthracite Inundation 6  
09/26/1895 Belgian View the planets for this day Leadville, CO Gold Explosives 6  
03/19/1898 Pratt Slope No. 2 View the planets for this day Birmingham, AL Bituminous Explosion 6  
09/21/1893 Lance No. 11 View the planets for this day Plymouth, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
04/11/1896 Anaconda View the planets for this day Butte, MT Copper Explosives 6  
10/29/1896 Shaft No. 3 View the planets for this day South Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Explosion 6  
10/11/1894 Henry Clay View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Anthracite Expl. Vessel 6  
10/01/1898 Midvale View the planets for this day Wilkes-Barre, PA Anthracite Fire 5  
04/02/1890 Susquehanna No. 8 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
07/24/1899 Grindstone View the planets for this day Grindstone, PA Bituminous Explosion 5  
09/28/1897 Jermyn No. 1 View the planets for this day Rendham, PA Anthracite Fire 5  
02/21/1899 Blocton No. 2 View the planets for this day Blocton, AL Bituminous Explosion 5  
02/18/1895 West Bear Ridge View the planets for this day Mahony Plane, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
10/08/1894 Luke Fidler View the planets for this day Shamokin, PA Anthracite Fire 5  
01/22/1895 Tate View the planets for this day Sturgis, KY Bituminous Explosives 5  
09/20/1897 Belle Ellen No. 3 View the planets for this day Belle Ellen, AL Bituminous Fire 5  
01/13/1897 Wadesville View the planets for this day Wadesville, PA Anthracite Fall of Person 5  
01/04/1897 Alderson No. 1 View the planets for this day Alderson, OK Bituminous Explosion 5  
06/22/1893 Susquehanna No. 1 View the planets for this day Nanticoke, PA Anthracite Explosion 5  
04/21/1899 Cook and White View the planets for this day Madrid, NM Bituminous Explosion 5  
09/24/1897 Williamson County View the planets for this day Johnston City, IL Bituminous Explosion 4  
04/18/1896 Eddy Creek View the planets for this day Olyphant, PA Anthracite Roof Fall 4  
10/09/1893 Coal Creek View the planets for this day Coal Creek, WA Bituminous Explosion 4  
10/17/1895 Franklin View the planets for this day Franklin Township, WA Bituminous Fire 4  
04/20/1890 Spring Valley No. 2 View the planets for this day Spring Valley, IL Bituminous Asphyxiation 3  
02/12/1899 Diamondville No. 1 View the planets for this day Diamondville, WY Bituminous Asphyxiation 2  
08/25/1894 Gilberton View the planets for this day Ashland, PA Anthracite Explosion 2  
 
 
 

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