The town lies on the south-west Yorkshire coalfield, and there are a number of collieries in the district.
Of the discovery of the coalfield all this modern activity is the outcome.
A coalfield extending 16 m. south-east to Radstock avails much for Bristol manufactures.
In this respect also one coalfield differs greatly from another.
On a collection of insect-remains from the South Wales coalfield.
The father got work as a miner in the Wigan coalfield, and the son, at the age of thirteen, started in the same life as a pit-boy.
This is after we have passed Ruabon, and the great Welsh coalfield.
Upon these rocks the coalfield of Whitehaven rests and extends as far as Maryport.
In the course of his work he made elaborate surveys of the Cape Breton coalfield, and of other coal and iron regions.
Why do Balkan and other border States fight fiercely over this coalfield or that harbour?