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The abandoned Bear Valley Strip Mine is in the Western Middle Field of the Pennsylvania Anthracite Region in the Valleyand Ridge Province (Fig. 1). The intersection of lat. 40°45'50„Nand long. 76°35'45„ W marks the locality on the Shamokin, Pennsylvania 7½-minute Quadrangle map (1969 edition, photorevised 1975). The mine can be reached from the junction of Pennsylvania 61 and 125 in Shamokin as follows. Proceed southon Pennsylvania 125 for 1.4 mi (2.2 km) to the curve where Pennsylvania 125 turns sharply left; at this curve, continue straight in a southwest direction for 1.45 mi (2.3 km) to the endof the...

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