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View the Mine Disaster Calendar Decade:  1970s   (Display in Date Order)   (Display by Mineral)

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Date Mine Name Location Mineral Disaster Cause Killed
02/26/1972 Buffalo Creek View the planets for this day Saunders, WV Bituminous Dam Failure 125  
05/02/1972 Sunshine View the planets for this day Kellogg, ID Silver Fire 91  
12/30/1970 Nos. 15 and 16 View the planets for this day Hyden, KY Bituminous Explosion 38  
03/09/1976 Scotia View the planets for this day Oven Fork, KY Bituminous Explosion 15  
03/11/1976 Scotia View the planets for this day Oven Fork, KY Bituminous Explosion 11  
07/22/1972 Blacksville No. 1 View the planets for this day Blacksville, WV Bituminous Fire 9  
03/01/1977 Porter Tunnel View the planets for this day Tower City, PA Anthracite Inundation 9  
04/12/1971 Barnett Complex View the planets for this day Rosiclare, IL Ore Asphyxiation 7  
04/04/1978 Moss No. 3 Portal View the planets for this day Duty, VA Bituminous Inundation 5  
06/08/1979 Belle Isle Salt View the planets for this day Franklin, LA Salt Explosion 5  
12/16/1972 Itmann No. 3 View the planets for this day Itmann, WV Bituminous Explosion 5  
02/19/1970 Jefferson Island View the planets for this day Jefferson Island, LA Salt Roof Fall 4  
07/07/1977 P and P No. 2 View the planets for this day St. Charles, VA Bituminous Explosion 4  
04/18/1975 Sterling B Shaft View the planets for this day Retsof, NY Salt Explosion 4  
08/24/1979 Starpoint No. 1 View the planets for this day Wattis, UT Bituminous Roof Fall 4  
01/05/1971 El Dorado View the planets for this day Shingle Springs, CA Limestone Hoisting 4  
06/11/1971 Federal No. 2 View the planets for this day Miracle Run, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
09/09/1971 Broward Mine and Mill View the planets for this day Miramar, FL Limestone Explosives 3  
03/26/1971 Nemacolin View the planets for this day Nemacolin, PA Bituminous Fire 3  
11/11/1971 Inspiration Concentrator View the planets for this day Inspiration, AZ Copper Asphyxiation 3  
03/21/1972 Homestake View the planets for this day Lead, SD Gold Ground Fall 3  
12/01/1970 Russellton View the planets for this day Russellton, PA Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
06/23/1970 Texavada View the planets for this day Pine Grove, NV Gold Asphyxiation 3  
05/15/1970 Silver Eagle View the planets for this day Rice, WA Silver Asphyxiation 3  
07/16/1971 Hilmar No. 1 View the planets for this day Ashers Fork, KY Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
07/24/1977 Chetopa View the planets for this day Graysville, AL Bituminous Hoisting 3  
08/30/1978 Gramercy Works View the planets for this day Gramercy, LA Bauxite Machinery 3  
02/15/1975 El Paso Quarry View the planets for this day El Paso, TX Stone Pwd Haulage 3  
04/13/1978 Beatrice View the planets for this day Keen Mountain, VA Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
01/07/1974 Beckley No. 1 View the planets for this day Bolt, WV Bituminous Hoisting 3  
06/15/1976 Silver Ridge View the planets for this day Quartzville, OR Silver Explosives 3  
11/26/1975 Bethlehem No. 105 View the planets for this day Century, WV Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
06/05/1975 Harris No. 2 View the planets for this day Bald Knob, WV Bituminous Fall of Rib 3  
05/12/1975 Deer Creek View the planets for this day Huntington, UT Bituminous Roof Fall 3  
10/02/1974 Maple Meadow View the planets for this day Fairdale, WV Bituminous Hoisting 3  
08/11/1978 Heald Pit View the planets for this day Remsen, NY Sand/Gravel Rock Slide 3  
06/25/1975 Boron View the planets for this day Boron, CA Boron Asphyxiation 2  
06/04/1975 Bonnie Lake View the planets for this day Bartow, FL Phosphate Asphyxiation 2  
09/19/1979 Mathies View the planets for this day Courtney, PA Bituminous Hoisting 1  
06/20/1970 Hazard View the planets for this day Foresthill, CA Gold Asphyxiation 1  
10/02/1979 Rushton View the planets for this day Women Icon Osceola Mills, PA Bituminous Roof Fall 1  
10/11/1977 Segco No. 1 View the planets for this day Parrish, AL Bituminous Roof Fall 1  
 
 
 

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