Major coal mines in the United States

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The following table lists the 52 coal mines in the United States that produced at least 4,000,000 short tons of coal in 2007. Data have been compiled by the Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy.

Major United States Coal Mines in 2007[1]
Mine Names Company Mine Type State 2007 Production (short tons)
North Antelope Rochelle Mine Peabody Energy[2] Surface Wyoming 91,523,280
Black Thunder Mine Arch Coal[3] Surface Wyoming 86,196,275
Cordero Rojo Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[4]
Surface Wyoming 40,467,627
Jacobs Ranch Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Wyoming 38,101,560
Antelope Coal Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Wyoming 34,474,682
Caballo Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[2] Surface Wyoming 31,172,396
Belle Ayr Mine Foundation Coal[6] Surface Wyoming 26,608,765
Buckskin Mine Kiewit Corporation[7] Surface Wyoming 25,268,145
Eagle Butte Mine Foundation Coal[6] Surface Wyoming 24,985,991
Rawhide Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[2] Surface Wyoming 17,144,361
Spring Creek Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Montana 15,712,091
Freedom Mine North American Coal Corporation[8] Surface North Dakota 14,955,989
Rosebud Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Montana 12,583,084
Enlow Fork Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 11,222,052
Coal Creek Mine Arch Coal[3] Surface Wyoming 10,216,194
Bailey Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 9,827,946
McElroy Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground West Virginia 9,667,258
Navajo mine BHP Billiton[11] Surface New Mexico 8,529,955
Foidel Creek Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[2] Underground Colorado 8,290,117
Kayenta Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[2] Surface Arizona 7,982,584
Falkirk Mine North American Coal Corporation[8] Surface North Dakota 7,788,852
Absaloka Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Montana 7,704,556
Cumberland Mine Foundation Coal[6] Underground Pennsylvania 7,264,244
Century Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Ohio 7,141,934
Galatia Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Illinois 7,009,160
Decker Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Montana 6,984,546
San Juan Mine 1 BHP Billiton[11] Underground New Mexico 6,898,040
West Elk Mine Arch Coal[3] Underground Colorado 6,874,101
Jewett Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Texas 6,779,166
Sufco Mine Arch Coal[3] Underground Utah 6,711,925
Loveridge Number 22 Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground West Virginia 6,642,339
Robinson Run No 95 Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground West Virginia 6,502,004
Beckville Strip Mine Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][13] Surface Texas 6,172,298
Emerald Mine No 1 Foundation Coal[6] Underground Pennsylvania 5,674,111
Colowyo Mine Rio Tinto Group[14] Surface Colorado 5,596,568
Bowie No 2 Mine Bowie Resources[1] Underground Colorado 5,480,569
Lee Ranch Coal Company Peabody Energy Corporation[2] Surface New Mexico 5,358,749
Dry Fork Mine Western Fuels Association[15] Surface Wyoming 5,303,516
Kemmerer Mine Chevron Corporation[16] Surface Wyoming 5,190,147
Twilight MTR Surface Mine Massey Energy[17] Surface West Virginia 5,164,718
Blacksville Number 2 Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 5,150,114
Wyodak Mine Black Hills Corporation[18] Surface Wyoming 5,049,231
Elk Creek Mine Oxbow Corporation[19] Underground Colorado 4,823,662
Cardinal Mine Alliance Resource Partners[20] Underground Kentucky 4,650,696
Dotiki Mine Alliance Resource Partners[20] Underground Kentucky 4,597,010
Powhatan No. 6 Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Ohio 4,594,616
West Ridge Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Utah 4,254,863
South Hallsville No 1 Mine North American Coal Corporation[9] Surface Texas 4,153,485
Hobet 21 Surface Mine Patriot Coal[21] Surface West Virginia 4,145,752
Three Oaks Mine Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][13] Surface Texas 4,120,619
Oak Hill Strip Mine Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][13] Surface Texas 4,108,562
Federal No. 2 Mine Patriot Coal[21] Underground West Virginia 4,020,116

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Major U.S. Coal Mines, 2007. Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy (September 2008). Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Peabody Coal Operations. Peabody Energy website. Peabody Energy Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Arch Coal: Our Mines. Arch Coal website. Arch Coal. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  4. Cordero Rojo Coal Mine, WY, USA. mining-technology.com. SPG Media Limited. Retrieved on 2009-04-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Rio Tinto Energy America website. Rio Tinto Group (2009). Retrieved on 2009-04-16.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Foundation Coal Operations Overview. Foundation Coal website. Foundation Coal. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  7. Kiewit Projects - Mining. Kiewit website. Kiewit Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  8. 8.0 8.1 North American Coal Operations. North American Coal website. North American Coal Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Westmoreland Coal Company: Coal. Westmoreland Coal website. Westmoreland Coal Company. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 CONSOL Energy: Map of Mines. CONSOL Energy website. CONSOL Energy. Retrieved on 2009-04-20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 New Mexico Coal. BHP Billiton web site. BHP Billiton. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Murray Energy Corporation: Coal Operations. Murray Energy website. Murray Energy Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 About Luminant. Luminant webstie. Luminant. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  14. Rio Tinto: What We Produce - North America. Rio Tinto Group website. Rio Tinto Group. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  15. Western Fuels Association: Our Mine Operations. Western Fuels website. Western Fuels Association. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  16. Chevron: Our Businesses - Mining. Chevron website. Chevron Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  17. Massey Energy: Mining Locations. Massey Energy website. Massey Energy Company. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  18. Wyodak Resources Development Home Page. Wyodak website. Black Hills Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  19. About Oxbow: U.S. Locations. Oxbow website. Oxbow Corporation. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  20. 20.0 20.1 Alliance Resource Parters: Mines and Faciliites. Alliance Resource Partners website. Alliance Resource Partners LP. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Patriot Coal: Operations. Patriot Coal website. Patriot Coal. Retrieved on 2009-04-21.

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