|Fayette County MTR - Google Earth Outreach & Awareness Campaign|
Download Google Earth File (KMZ file) here: Frasure Creek Mining Complex
The digitized mining permits have 3 color codes
1.) Red - Mineral Extraction
2.) Taupe - Highwall mining & Augering
3.) Yellow - Valley Fills
4.) Blasting Buffer - The blasting buffer is 7/10 mile from the mineral extraction. If you live within this area it is imperative that you get a "Pre-blast Survey" conducted.
5.) Placemarks - scroll over the placemarks to learn more about the permits or features
To learn more about Google Earth functionality visit here: http://www.google.com/
Steps to view Google Earth Maps
1.) Download Google Earth (Its Free) - download can be found here: http://www.google.com/
2.) Download Google Earth File (KMZ file) here: Frasure Creek Mining Complex
3.) Double click or drag KMZ file to "My Places" or open file in Google Earth.
4.) The file will take a minute or two to load, be patient.
5.) Click the "+" radio button to view all of the contents of the KMZ file
6.) Zoom into Fayette County. Map is interactive and selected areas have mining permit information. Scoll over "placemarks"
By the Numbers:
Frasure Creek Mining Company
Number of Surface Mining Permits: 9
Active Permits: 4
Applications under review: 5
Applications pending appeal: 0
Total Footprint from 9 permits: 3662 acres
Valley Fills: 14
Distance to Boy Scouts of America - Summit Bechtel Reserve:7 miles
Distance to Fayetteville: 3.5 miles
Distance to Oak Hill: 2.8 miles
Cost to local economy:?
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