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Colorado. "American-Nettie" mine, Ouray

Pioneer Mine

Homestake Mine, South Dakota

Lindeberg panning gold in a shovel at Pioneer Mine

The presidential party descending the 3,000 ft. shaft into the Congress Gold Mine, Phoenix, Arizona.

The Biwabik Mine

Mountain Iron Mine

The Mahoning Mine, Hibbing, Minn.

The Mahoning Iron Mine, Hibbing, Minn.

Miners far down underground in, Sellers' Mine, Hibbing, Minn.

Miners pose in coal mine

Iron miners at work in an underground "drift", Sellers' Mine, Hibbing, Minn.

Panorama of Montgomery Shoshone Mine

Homestake Goldbar Mine

632 Chance Mine

Jerome United Verdee [sic] Mine

Arizona Hercules Mine

Biddick Mine, Livingston, Wis.

Penna Benton Mine, New Diggings, Wis., operated by Mineral Point Zinc Co.

[Loading a mine car]

[Loading a mine car]

Coker Mine, no. 2, Livingston, Wis.

Coker Mine, no. 1, Livingston, Wis.

Kennedy Mine, Hazel Grenn [sic], Wis.

Skip Imperial mine, Michigamme, Mich.

Mahoning Hull Rust Mine, 1929

Mining. Men and machinery in mine

Mining. Mine above ground showing mining facilities, rail cars and river

Mining. Man using drill in mine

Abandoned lead mine. Cherokee County, Kansas

Abandoned lead mine. Cherokee County, Kansas

Coal mine with strip mining dumps in background. A problem in destructive land use. Cherokee County, Kansas

Home of worker in strip coal mine. Cherokee County, Kansas

Abandoned strip coal mine leveled and planted with trees by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers. Cherokee County, Kansas

Zinc mine. Cherokee County, Kansas

Iron ore mine and company houses. Jefferson County, Alabama

An iron ore mine near Bessemer, Alabama. Some of the Rehabilitation Administration homesteaders work here

Coal mine at Lewisburg, Alabama. Some of the settlers on homesteads work here

Coming out of the mine, Birmingham, Alabama

Yardman on mine railroad, Jefferson County, Alabama

Coming out of the mine, Birmingham, Alabama

Looking down the valley toward Ouray from the Camp Bird Mine, Ouray County, Colorado.

Development at the site of the mill for the Mouat Chromite mine, Stillwater County, Montana

Seventy-one years, or, My life with photography. Two thousand feet down mine, Barberton, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1942

Master prints. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Columbia Chemical Division, two thousand feet down mine, Barberton, Ohio

Guardhouse and tipple at entrance to Marfork Mine

Guardhouse and tipple at entrance to Marfork Mine

Signs showing support for the United Mine Workers of America at a home near the entrance to Packsville

United Mine Workers' picket shack at the mouth of Hazy Creek, Edwight, West Virginia

United Mine Workers' picket shack at the mouth of Hazy Creek, Edwight, West Virginia

Kenny Lively, United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union organizer, being interviewed by Mary Hufford

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) banner on the mine transport conveyor belt

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

Interior, United Mine Workers of America union hall, Sundial, West Virginia

Bird's eye view of a "valley fill" at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek, near Kayford Mountain

Strip mine reclaimed in grass with pine seedlings and rock-lined drain to control runoff

"Big John," the dragline, shoveling coal at the Samples mountaintop removal mine on Cabin Creek

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

Mary Hufford, foreground, interviewing James Dye (left) and Jess Duncan, United Mine Workers of America union organizers, at the local union hall

Eunice, West Virginia, with a strip mine on the hillside in the background

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

View of the valley sludge pond from the mine entrance end to the dam

Exterior, United Mine Workers of America union hall, Sundial, West Virginia

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

Jess Duncan of Sylvester, West Virginia, at the United Mine Workers of America local union hall

View of Arch Mineral Corporation's mountaintop removal and reclamation project, the Samples Mine on Cabin Creek

James Dye (left) and Jess Duncan, United Mine Workers of America union organizers, at the local union hall

James Dye, United Mine Workers of America union organizer, at the local union hall

Mantrip approaching the mine entrance

6:30 a.m. shift change at the coal mine.

Richard C Hutchens at the Upper Big Branch Mine

Continuous feed belt that moves the coal from one mine to another to be processed

6:30 a.m. shift change at the coal mine.

Continuous feed belt that moves the coal from one mine to another to be processed

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground. Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in background.

Mantrip leaving for the coal face of the mine

Flood runoff from mine sludge pond

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church, in foreground. Note mine entrance with guard house and tipple in the distance.

Continuous feed belt that moves the coal from one mine to another to be processed

Johnny Howerton, coal miner, eating breakfast at Syble's Bed & Barn, following the "hoot owl" shift at the Upper Big Branch Mine

Longwall mining roof bolts, which hold up the mine ceiling, replaced to serve as road markers

United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) local, housed in former church

Miners and organizers waiting for the results of a vote at the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall

Mine drainage above a home on Toney's Fork

Costain mountaintop removal mine, White Oak

Mine sedimentation pond above a home on Toney's Fork

Randy Sprouse at the Costain mine reclamation site, White Oak

Miners and organizers waiting for the results of a vote at the United Mine United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall

Miners and organizers waiting for the results of a vote at the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall

Sign outside the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall: "United We Bargain, Divided We Beg"

Lunch at the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall where miners and organizers wait for the results of a vote

Miners and organizers waiting for the results of a vote at the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall: (L-R) Lewis Harvey, Bill Spencer, Bob Brown

Jess Duncan speaks with a miner outside the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) union hall in Sundial, WV

The "Stanley Heritage Mine" en route to the Stanley Heirs Park on Kayford Mountain

Views of the Samples Mine and surrounding area from the Stanley Family cemetery

Mouth of closed mine

Views of the Samples Mine and surrounding area from the Stanley Family cemetery