Kayford Mountain, West Virginia

Despite the massive scale of these operations, they are almost impossible to see from the ground. This enormous dragline (center right) at work on a mountaintop removal operation near Kayford Mountain, W.Va., is 22-stories high.


Taken on October 13, 2003.


photo by Vivian Stockman, www.ohvec.org


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This picture is part of the National Memorials for the Mountains photo stream, hosted by www.ilovemountains.org.



  • wvnavy 6y

    I grew up on the other side of this what used to be mountain, in a place called Seng Creek I used to ride on four wheelers with my grandpa back in these mountains for miles. Just recently the coal companys have bought out the head of this hollow and closed it off. It really disturbs me that they have destroyed my childhood playground and part of my legacy.
    More than half of the creek that flowed out of Seng Creek is now buried and flows through pipes. This creek was full of crawdads, salimanders, and minnows, how much damage has to be done before it stops?
  • mountainman25 6y

    Friends of coal
  • SaraStar03 3y

    Fiends of coal
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