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McDonald PA Mine Blowout

The water which is flooding parts of McDonald, Pennsylvania, since Tuesday, January 25, came from the long-abandoned Nickle Plate Mine north of the downtown area. This mine is part of an interconnected complex of mines (shown in orange on this map) which extends to the north. A detailed map, compiled from the old mine maps, shows the boundaries of the old mine works in relation to the town. A perspective view map from 1897 showing the original mine portal and the current mine blowout can be viewed here.

Onsite Photos:
Blowout Location
Pumped Discharge Location
Current Discharge
Up-gradient Seepage
Up-gradient Spring