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Geocaching at the Harrison County History of Coal Musem 





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Geocache Description:

***IMPORTANT: There is no geocache container or anything else hidden at the listed coordinates. The listed coordinates are an EarthCache site, a location that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature of our Earth. You may log a find by visiting the location and emailing methe correct answers to the questions below. Do not post answers in your log.***


Other Important Information:

  • This indoor EarthCache is located at the Harrison County Coal Museum. The museum itself is located on the lower level of the Puskarich Public Library.

  • The listed coordinates are for the back entrance of the library and easiest access to the Coal Museum. If this door is locked, simply walk around the front to the main entrance and take the stairs or elevator to the lower level.

  • Permission for this EarthCache was generously granted by Sandi Thompson, Director.

  • This Harrison County Coal Museum is free to enter, but only available during normal business hours for the library (closed on Sundays and holidays). Museum hours are as follows:

Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


To log a find, email me the correct answers to the questions below at the same time that you log your find. All answers can be found in the description above or the museum's displays. One email is necessary for every account logging a find. Do not post the answers to these questions in your log.

  • There are 3 major classifications of rocks: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Of these, which is coal?

  • What 3 factors determine what type of coal is formed by peat?

  • According to a display, which geological era AND which geological period within that era gave rise to "Coal-Forming Forests"? (for example, Mesozoic and Jurassic)

  • According to the display sample, Lignite Coal is mostly used to what?

  • According to the display sample, Bituminous Coal is widely used to what?

  • According to the display sample, Anthracite Coal is most frequently associated with what?

  • According to a display, how long does it take and how much money does it cost per acre to complete the mine reclamation process?

  • While it is not required, pictures of you and/or your GPS inside the Coal Museum are very appreciate


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