The Washington State Coal Mine Map Collection from the Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources allows users to find maps of coal mines (including abandoned coal mines) in the state of Washington. The interactive atlas provides shaded "map areas" that the user can click on to find maps of coal mines in each area.
After several rounds of applications and interviews, Sarah Hill landed her GeoCorps position. Instead of a seemingly more exotic position in a National Park, Sarah opted for job based out of D.C., and found it was filled with as much adventure as she had hoped for! Read about her experiences working for the Bureau of Land Management's Division of Solid Minerals covering Mining Law Administration on Federal lands and Federal Coal programs. She found herself shadowing administrators at Congressional hearings, learning about mining tailings storage facilities, and traveling to Colorado to experience training for Certified Mineral Examiners. Learn more about her experience in the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Speaking of Geoscience Blog.