Pennsylvania

Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine

The Seldom Seen Mine is unique in that it represents, on a small scale, a relatively intact and complete site. The mine and site are small enough for visitors to easily comprehend the entire process of mining and shipping coal. The site also possesses an excellent array of resources including original structures, a variety of equipment, and an underground tour. Learn about the history of the mine, and of coal mining in the region as your group descends during an underground tour. Groups will get an up-close look at the entire process of mining and shipping coal.
 
Contact Info
Address: 1531 Main Street, Hastings, PA 16646. Cambria County. Tel: 814-247-6305. Website: www.seldomseenmine.com. Hrs: Vary. 
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Cost: Varies. 
  
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: STEM.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Caves and Mines Lesson Plan

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have features like crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites. Students observe the unique geological features of caves and learn how minerals are unearthed and mined. ... Continue