Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company
Enlow Fork Mine Expansion
Washington and Greene Counties
Archaeological Surveys, Historic Structure Survey, Mitigation
The Enlow Fork Mine Expansion project, involved 1,453 acres of land and 52 archaeological sites. During cultural resource surveys conducted by CDC, over 40,000 artifacts were found. Three large features, each filled with up to a ton of fire-cracked rocks, are believed to represent cremation mounds. Radiocarbon dates and stone tools found on the site confirm the occupation is at last 3,000 years old.
Additional Interest: Two historic farmsteads and a one-room school house were eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. As one of the mitigation measures for the cultural resources found at EFX, Consol worked with the community to develop a plan for moving the school house to a new location.