ABM Logo Continental Mine

The Continental Mine was an anthracite (coal) mine in Scranton Pennsylvania. The mine was worked from 1860 to 1966 when it closed down. In the late 80's the mine was refurbished and opened up as a museum.

The tour begins with a descent into the mine via the #190 slope. it descends down 300 feet and accesses 2 working veins called the Dunmore veins. The mine itself actually went down much lower, but is now flooded. The tour was very informative, fun and enjoyable. The tour guides provided detailed descriptions of the workings in the coal mines back in the day.

More information can be found here at: http://www.nvds.com/coalmine.html


The mine is locateded in Mcdade Park, Scranton, PA.

The ride into the mine is via a mancar!

The sloped shaft into the mine..

The worked vein..

Ore Car..



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