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Locations of Abandoned Mines in the Greater Richmond Area

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) is presenting these maps in response to Chapter 706 of the Virginia Acts of Assembly (2006).  The legislation requires that the seller of any new dwelling in Planning District 15 disclose in writing to the purchaser whether they have knowledge of previous mining on the property, or the presence of abandoned mines, shafts, or pits.  These maps depict locations of abandoned mines contained in the publications, databases, and archives of DMME.  The mines are shown as symbols plotted on U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle topographic base maps at a scale of 1:24,000, presented as Portable Document Format (.pdf) files.  At this scale, one inch is equal to 2,000 feet.

The larger map below is an index to abandoned mine location maps.  Red boxes indicate maps that are currently available.  Clicking on a red box will open a link to a .pdf file containing the map associated with that area.  For more information on individual mine sites, contact DMME’s Division of Mined Land Reclamation, Abandoned Mine Land section at richard.davis@dmme.virginia.gov or (276) 523-8216.


Richmond Historic Mining Activities Ashland Beach Bon Air Brandon Charles City Chester Chesterfield Claremont Drewrys Bluff Dutch Gap Fine Creek Mills Glen Allen Goochland Hallsboro Hanover Hanover Academy Hewlett Hopewell Hylas Mannboro Manquin Midlothian Montpelier New Kent Perkinsville Powhatan Providence Forge Quinton Richmond Roxbury Ruther Glen Seven Pines South Anna Studley Toano Tunstall Walkers Clayville West Point Westover Winterpock Yellow Tavern

Ashland Fine Creek Mills Midlothian South Anna
Beach Glen Allen Montpelier Studley
Bon Air Goochland New Kent Toano
Brandon Hallsboro Perkinsville Tunstall
Charles City Hanover Academy Powhatan Walkers
Chester Hanover Providence Forge West Point
Chesterfield Hewlett Quinton Westover
Claremont Hopewell Richmond Winterpock
Clayville Hylas Roxbury Yellow Tavern
Drewrys Bluff Mannboro Ruther Glen  
Dutch Gap Manquin Seven Pines