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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > New Eagle > Mathies Mine Preparation Plant
 Name
Mathies Mine Preparation Plant
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 Database Info
created by Gothic Ghoul on 12/19/2018 10:15 PM
last modified by Gothic Ghoul on 2/9/2019 12:53 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A large industrial area with various leftovers from a former industry. Parcel is approximately 420 acres.

The former mine spoil heap is MASSIVE. Visible from the Mon-Fayette Expressway.
 Basic Information
Type: Buildings / Tunnel / Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address
Fifth Street
New Eagle, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: Lorraine Canestrale
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Tunnel is built through a former mine
  •  Interesting Features
    Several former mine buildings, mine lands, mine cars and a former tunnel to the prep plant. Buildings littered with old paperwork.
    Various construction equipment on top of the spoil heap.
    Retention ponds and various other surface debris.
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1943
    Closed: 2001
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • long pants / sleeves
  • wadders / boots
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Named for Medal of Honor recipient, Staff Sergeant Archibald Mathies, Mathies Mine was opened by Pittsburgh Terminal Coal Corporation as Mingo Mine, using old workings of the Cincinnati, Courtney and Star Mines.

    The Prep Plant tunnel runs directly through the main of Cincinnati Mine, with the rest of the mine being walled off. In the early 2000's, the tunnel was used to test an autonomous mine mapping robot nicknamed Groundhog. (alongside another in Burgettstown, PA)


    On February 20th, 1944, Staff Sergeant Archibald Mathies (1918-1944) was onboard a B-17G ("Ten Horsepower") on an attack on Leipzig, Germany when it was attacked by a squadron of enemy fighters, killing the co-pilot, and wounding the pilot and radio operator. The pilot was rendered unconscious and the plane was heavily damaged. Sergeant Mathies and other crewmen were able to right the plane and fly back to England, where they contacted the control tower and reported the situation. Sergeant Mathies and the navigator volunteered to attempt to land the plane. Other members of the crew were ordered to jump, leaving Sergeant Mathies and the navigator on board.

    After observing the distressed plane from another aircraft, Sergeant Mathies' commanding officer decided the damaged plane could not be landed by the inexperienced crew and ordered them to abandon it and parachute to safety. Demonstrating unsurpassed courage and heroism, Sergeant Mathies and the navigator replied that the pilot was still alive but could not be moved and they would not desert him. They were then told to attempt a landing. After two unsuccessful attempts, the plane crashed into an open field in a third attempt to land. Sergeant Mathies, the navigator and the wounded pilot were killed.
     Media Coverage
    http://articles.la...n-3543_1_coal-mine
    https://www.upi.co...pen/1178688885200/
    https://triblive.c...news/s_605163.html
    https://triblive.c...news/s_680559.html
    https://triblive.c...news/s_605163.html
    https://triblive.c...ersachs-nottingham
    https://triblive.c...4/mining-mine-coal


    Cincinnati Mine:
    https://triblive.c...e-miners-explosion
     Future Plans
    Developer wants to strip down into part of the former mine.
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    Wed, Dec 19th, 2018
    posted by Gothic Ghoul
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     Web Links
    http://americanind...g.com/mathies-mine
    http://www.coalcam.../misc/pittmisc.htm
    http://files.dep.s...0MATHIES%20COA.pdf

    Groundhog:
    https://www.cmu.ed...30609_minamap.html
    https://www.cmu.ed...30625_minemap.html
    https://www.cmu.ed...031_groundhog.html
    http://robots.stan...rs/Ferguson03a.pdf
    http://robots.stan...apers/Thrun04a.pdf
    http://robots.stanford.edu/mines/mathies
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 2/14/2019 4:53 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Feb 14 19 at 4:53, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Feb 9 19 at 19:03, Emperor Wang conditionally validated this location
  • on Feb 9 19 at 12:53, Gothic Ghoul changed the following: Status
  • on Dec 20 18 at 16:54, Emperor Wang conditionally validated this location
  • on Dec 20 18 at 5:53, Gothic Ghoul changed the following: Web Links
  • on Dec 20 18 at 4:02, Gothic Ghoul updated gallery picture Tunnel
  • on Dec 20 18 at 4:02, Gothic Ghoul deleted picture 397107 from gallery Older Maps
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