Beulah Mine is a 9,000-acre surface coal mine complex located 75 miles northwest of Bismarck, North Dakota, owned by Westmoreland Coal Company. The Beulah Mine produces approximately 3.0 million tons of lignite annually from three active pits.
Coal from this operation supplies the adjacent 427 MW Coyote Station, a base-load generation facility that purchases all of its lignite from the Beulah Mine. The current supply agreement runs through May 2016. Dakota Westmoreland also owns and controls a four-mile rail spur that connects the mine and plant to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad’s Stanton line, which it uses to supply the two-unit 75 MW Heskett Station, located 74 miles away.
- MSHA ID: 3200043
- Owner: Dakota Westmoreland Corporation
- Parent company: Westmoreland Coal Company
- Location: Beulah, North Dakota
- GPS coordinates: 47.208724,-101.775112
- Production: 3,000,000 tons
- Type of coal: Lignite
- Mine type: Surface
- Equipment: Draglines
- Number of employees: 157
- Coal Reserves: 47,000,000 tons
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- "Mining: Beulah Mine", Westmoreland Coal Company website, November 2009.