Know Before You Go
The Sporn mine can be reached by driving north from New Haven, West Virginia, on Route 62 (also called Graham Station Road) to the intersection of Broad Run Road. (You will drive past the Mountaineer power plant with a huge cooling tower in the process.) Turn right onto Broad Run Road and drive a short distance past the switchyard. A chain link fence encloses the mine property, but the gates are partly open. It is not guarded. You can see some of the features standing outside the fence, such as the concrete mine sign.