Atlas of Virginia Photo Collection
An Atlas of Virginia, second edition, was published by the Virginia Geographic Alliance in 2002.
It was produced by Laurence W. Carstensen, Robert W. Morrill, and Joseph D. Enedy of the Virginia Geographic Alliance and made possible by grants from the Virginia Geographic Alliance, the Virginia Department of Education, and the National Geographic Society. The following photographs appeared on a CD that accompanied the Atlas.
Major categories are set up as separate “albums,” available in the boxes below. You may view each album as a slideshow or as a set of thumbnails, which can be enlarged by clicking on the photo.
Coal town with piles of coal waster from underground mines in background
Coal slag (waste) piles from underground mining in southwest Virginia
Mine entrance of an abandoned underground mine
Removing overburden at an open pit mine in the Appalachian Plateaus region
Trench dug to get to open pit coal seam
Open pit mine coal seam
Open pit mine in Appalachian Plateaus region of southwest Virginia
Reclamation of strip mine
Unreclaimed strip mine
Mural depicting the importance of railroads and coal
Coal ready for export in Newport News
Coal loading cranes at Newport News
IN13 Conveyor belt (left) and loading tube lowered to coal ship in Newport News
Idle coal loading machinery
Silos in Newport News used to dry coal before loading on ships