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Technology Services Branch (TSB)

The Technology Services Branch (TSB) provides a dichotomy of services which includes the operation of the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) and the provision of Grants Administration throughout the Appalachian Region.


Within the Appalachian Region, Grant Administration is provided for a wide variety of grants including; Regulatory, Abandoned Mine Land (AML), Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program, and other grant award types.

Mine Maps

A team of Geographers, Geologists and Mine Map Program Specialists operates and oversees the NMMR archive of all coal & non-coal, surface & deep, mines throughout the United States.  Mine maps as large as 80 inches by 120 inches can be scanned with our state of the art equipment to accomplish our mission of protecting and preserving mine maps.

National Mine Map Repository (NMMR)

Looking for a map? Visit the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) website to search the Mine Map Index System.

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Established by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR) collects and maintains mine map information and images for the entire country, including data and maps of coal mines in the anthracite coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania. The oldest maps in the archive originate from the Appalachian Region. The oldest map we have right now is from 1792! Read More >

Mine Map Index System

Looking for a map? Search the Mine Map Index System. Maintained by the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR), the index system allows visitors to search the database listing of mine maps available from NMMR.

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