George R. Strauch (1844 - August 16, 1880) was a civil and mining engineer active in northeastern Pennsylvania during the region's Anthracite Coal boom. Strauch was born in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Over the course of his career he worked for the James Rivier Mining and Steel Company in Lychburg, Virginia, as well as for at least one mining company in Pennsylvania. He compiled several important maps of the rich Pennsylvania anthracite veins, as well as property maps of the Schuylkill region. Strauch reportedly died of consumption (tuberculosis), but it may have been a mining disease like Back Lung, at age thirty-seven.

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