This mine was the site of the Monongah mining disaster of 1907, killing over 300 workers. By the late 21st century, the mine was largely exhausted, depriving the town of Monongah of its primary source of work and income. The coal mine was rented out by the township to Hornwright Industrial Mining Company in 2075, in return for royalty payments until the mine ran dry. While the town hopped on the chance, Hornwright had no intention of paying these royalties for long and committed a substantial number of auto-miners to excavate the mine's remaining coal deposits under the supervision of Deke Sykes. Once the deposits ran dry - and they quickly ran dry with the auto-miners exploiting them at full power - the corporation simply packed them up and prepared to move on, ignoring the plight of the now impoverished town.
The mine complex has been turned over by the raiders but is otherwise remarkably intact. The loaded Hornwright flatbed remains parked in the center, surrounded by trailers used by the miner crews while the mine was still operational. There are no crafting stations here, however, and the mine itself is inaccessible due to a landslide over the entrance. The worker housing up the hill to the north is all boarded up and has only minor loot.
One part of this location contains an expert-level safe. As noted in the safe note, the key is the garden gnomes. The key to this safe is in the middle of three blue garden gnomes, found on the roof of a destroyed bus.
- Safe note - Note, on a desk inside of a shack outside of the mine.
- For Vincent - Note, found directly north of the mine, in a locked trailer, near a handcuffed skeleton.
- Monongah mine safe key - On the roof of a trailer, surrounded by blue garden gnomes. Opens the safe next to the mining supervisor's terminal.
- Raider power armor - Found directly north of the mine, at a small raider camp.
- Potential recipe - North of the mine, on a small table along the cliffside, at an unmarked location which is a possible Nukashine spawn point after drinking the beverage.
Monongah mine appears only in Fallout 76.