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The Deep River Coal Field near Sanford is the only major coal mining site in the state and scene of the worst mining disaster. On May 27, 1925, 53 miners were killed. Mined since 1775, tragedy and failure have limited the amount of coal recovered.
In 1925, a mine blast killed 53 people Carolina Coal Co. Mine. After that, many mines in the area faded from history. Today, business minded investors are interested in extracting the natural gas locked in rock under Lee County and how plans to extract it have raised alarm in the county. The author discusses the pros and cons of extracting natural gas.