Definition of coalfield
: a region rich in coal deposits
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Many of his clients in the impoverished coalfields of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia have fought to keep their disability checks.
The balance of power in the state swiftly shifted from the industrial centers of the North to the South, a region also helped by a growing number of miners for the burgeoning coalfields.
Part of the shift has had to do with the descendants of Confederates changing their political affiliations but also in the shift in population as the coalfields emptied out and growth came to North Central West Virginia and the eastern panhandle.
Dusk falls on the town of Logan, West Virginia in the southern coalfields region of the state.
From 2008 to 2016, production from West Virginia's southern coalfields fell from 117 million tons to 36.6 million, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
From 2008 to 2016, production from West Virginia’s southern coalfields fell from 117 million tons to 36.6 million, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Mining began there in the eighteenth century; between 1860 and 1960, more than fourteen hundred workers died in the coalfields.
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: a large area where there is a lot of coal under the ground
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