Exploring the Conemaugh Gap - The deepest gorge East of the Mississippi
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I have a quote from an article that was on post-gazette.com which you might be interested in: "Another involved a proposal by Amerikohl Mining Inc. to mine limestone under the 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park in Somerset County. That proposal, which has not been publicly reported, was denied twice by the parks bureau, but Amerikohl has a meeting scheduled with DCNR officials in the coming weeks to ask again, Mr. Norbeck said.He said state park rules clearly prohibit mining on parkland. John Stilley, Amerikohl's chief executive officer, said the company informally approached DCNR about allowing mining of the Loyalhanna limestone seam at a depth of about 200 feet. Such an operation would be an extension of Amerikohl's Jim Mountain Quarry, an all-surface operation that now is within 300 feet of the state park boundary."Here is a link to the article: Pennsylvania parks director says he was forced out by Corbett administrationI hope this doesn't end up affecting the rock piles you've found.
Thanks! I didn't know this at all. Lisa