Black Butte/Leucite Hills Mine

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Black Butte/Leucite Hills Mine is a surface coal mine located 38 miles east of Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. The mine produces sub-bituminous coal. The mine is operated by Black Butte Coal Company, a joint venture by Level III/Anadarko. Coal is transported to MidAmerican Energy/Berkshire Hathaway's Jim Bridger Steam Plant.[1]

In November 2011 Ambre Energy said it bought a 50 percent interest in the Black Butte mine.[2]

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Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 4801180
  • Operator: Black Butte Coal Company
  • Controller: Kiewit Peter Sons' Inc; Andarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Union:
  • County: Sweetwater
  • State: WY
  • Latitude: 41.62
  • Longitude: -108.67
  • 2007 Production (short tons): 3,655,146
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 170

Contact Details

Black Butte Coal Company
101 Black Buttes Road
Point of Rocks, WY 82942
Phone: (307) 382-6200

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References

  1. "Fatal Powered Haulage Accident" Mine Safety and Health Administration Website, July 29, 2000
  2. "Australian company buys stake in coal mines" Matt Gouras, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, November 25, 2011.