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GEOL: Geology: Mining, Drilling & Fracking

This guide will help you find information about topics in Geology, including rocks, minerals, land formations, mining, fracking, and weather.

Books About Mining, Drilling & Fracking

Books located in the Stacks may be borrowed from the Library with your student I.D. card. To view electronic books from off-campus, enter the same login and password that you use to open your "Student Workday" account. The following titles are recommended for Geology.

Government Documents

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Mining Programs (part of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) produces a variety of annual reports on coal mining activities across the Commonwealth. Click here to view documents covering the mining of both anthracite and bituminous coal in 2021, the most recent year for which data is available. For historical reports going back to 2011, click here. 


Coal in Pennsylvania, by Edmunds, William.

Call number: QE 157 .A22 2002 Online

Publication date: 2002








Oil & Gas in Pennsylvania, by Flaherty, Kathy.

Call number: QE 157 .A22 F4 2014 Online

Publication date: 2014

It's easy to borrow books with LIBRARY to GO!

Good news!

Even though both NCC Libraries are open again, you can still borrow books and other materials remotely by using our Library to Go service. You can choose quick pickup on campus, or free delivery to your home.

Use Library to Go PLUS to request:

  • Access to materials that your instructor has put on electronic reserve in Blackboard;
  • Scanned pages from reference books like encyclopedias;
  • Scanned articles from print journals in the Library's Periodicals Tower.