List of 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. Production tonnage for the years 2007 and 2010 is shown in short tons. Data have been compiled by the Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy.[1]

Mine Name Company Mine Type State 2007 2010
Black Thunder Mine Arch Coal[2] Surface Wyoming 000000000086,196,275 0000000000116,225,536
North Antelope Rochelle Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Surface Wyoming 000000000091,523,280 0000000000105,755,685
Cordero Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[4]
Surface Wyoming 000000000040,467,627 000000000038,499,809
Jacobs Ranch Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Wyoming 000000000038,101,560
Antelope Coal Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Wyoming 000000000034,474,682 000000000035,908,216
Caballo Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Surface Wyoming 000000000031,172,396
Belle Ayr Mine Foundation Coal[6] Surface Wyoming 000000000026,608,765
Buckskin Mine Kiewit Corporation[7] Surface Wyoming 000000000025,268,145
Eagle Butte Mine Foundation Coal[6] Surface Wyoming 000000000024,985,991
Rawhide Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Surface Wyoming 000000000017,144,361
Spring Creek Coal Company Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Montana 000000000015,712,091
Freedom Mine North American Coal Corporation[8] Surface North Dakota 000000000014,955,989
Rosebud Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Montana 000000000012,583,084
Enlow Fork Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 000000000011,222,052
Coal Creek Mine Arch Coal[2] Surface Wyoming 000000000010,216,194
Bailey Mine CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 000000000009,827,946
McElroy Mine MURRAY Energy[10] Underground West Virginia 000000000009,667,258
Navajo Mine BHP Billiton[11] Surface New Mexico 000000000008,529,955
Foidel Creek Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Underground Colorado 000000000008,290,117
Kayenta Mine Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Surface Arizona 000000000007,982,584
Falkirk Mine North American Coal Corporation[8] Surface North Dakota 000000000007,788,852
Absaloka Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Montana 000000000007,704,556
Cumberland Mine Foundation Coal[6] Underground Pennsylvania 000000000007,264,244
Century Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Ohio 000000000007,141,934
Galatia Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Illinois 000000000007,009,160
Decker Mine Rio Tinto Energy America
(Rio Tinto Group)[5]
Surface Montana 000000000006,984,546
San Juan Mine 1 BHP Billiton[11] Underground New Mexico 000000000006,898,040
West Elk Mine Arch Coal[2] Underground Colorado 000000000006,874,101
Jewett Mine Westmoreland Coal Company[9] Surface Texas 000000000006,779,166
Sufco Arch Coal[2] Underground Utah 000000000006,711,925
Loveridge No 22 CONSOL Energy[10] Underground West Virginia 000000000006,642,339
Robinson Run No 95 CONSOL Energy[10] Underground[13] West Virginia 000000000006,502,004
Beckville Strip Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][14] Surface Texas 000000000006,172,298
Emerald Mine No 1 Foundation Coal[6] Underground Pennsylvania 000000000005,674,111
Colowyo Mine Rio Tinto Group[15] Surface Colorado 000000000005,596,568
Bowie No 2 Mine Bowie Resources[1] Underground Colorado 000000000005,480,569
Lee Ranch Coal Company Peabody Energy Corporation[3] Surface New Mexico 000000000005,358,749
Dry Fork Mine Western Fuels Association[16] Surface Wyoming 000000000005,303,516
Kemmerer Mine Chevron Corporation[17] Surface Wyoming 000000000005,190,147
Twilight MTR Surface Mine Massey Energy Company[18] Surface West Virginia 000000000005,164,718
Blacksville No 2 CONSOL Energy[10] Underground Pennsylvania 000000000005,150,114
Wyodak Black Hills Corporation[19] Surface Wyoming 000000000005,049,231
Elk Creek Mine Oxbow Corporation[20] Underground Colorado 000000000004,823,662
Cardinal Mine Alliance Resource Partners[21] Underground Kentucky 000000000004,650,696
Dotiki Mine Alliance Resource Partners[21] Underground Kentucky 000000000004,597,010
Powhatan No. 6 Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Ohio 000000000004,594,616
West Ridge Mine Murray Energy Corporation[12] Underground Utah 000000000004,254,863
South Hallsville No 1 Mine North American Coal Corporation[9] Surface Texas 000000000004,153,485
Hobet 21 Surface Mine Patriot Coal[22] Surface West Virginia 000000000004,145,752
Three Oaks Mine Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][14] Surface Texas 000000000004,120,619
Oak Hill Strip Energy Future Holdings Corporation[1][14] Surface Texas 000000000004,108,562
Federal No 2 Patriot Coal[22] Underground West Virginia 000000000004,020,116

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Major U.S. Coal Mines, 2007". Energy Information Administration of the United States Department of Energy. September 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Arch Coal: Our Mines". Arch Coal website. Arch Coal. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Peabody Coal Operations". Peabody Energy website. Peabody Energy Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Cordero Rojo Coal Mine, WY, USA". mining-technology.com. SPG Media Limited. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Rio Tinto Energy America website". Rio Tinto Group. 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Foundation Coal Operations Overview". Foundation Coal website. Foundation Coal. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Kiewit Projects - Mining". Kiewit website. Kiewit Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  8. ^ a b "North American Coal Operations". North American Coal website. North American Coal Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Westmoreland Coal Company: Coal". Westmoreland Coal website. Westmoreland Coal Company. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "CONSOL Energy: Map of Mines". CONSOL Energy website. CONSOL Energy. Retrieved 2009-04-20. 
  11. ^ a b "New Mexico Coal". BHP Billiton web site. BHP Billiton. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  12. ^ a b c d "Murray Energy Corporation: Coal Operations". Murray Energy website. Murray Energy Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  13. ^ National Geographic 221 (5): 37. May 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c "About Luminant". Luminant website. Luminant. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  15. ^ "Rio Tinto: What We Produce - North America". Rio Tinto Group website. Rio Tinto Group. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  16. ^ "Western Fuels Association: Our Mine Operations". Western Fuels website. Western Fuels Association. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  17. ^ "Chevron: Our Businesses - Mining". Chevron website. Chevron Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  18. ^ "Massey Energy: Mining Locations". Massey Energy website. Massey Energy Company. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  19. ^ "Wyodak Resources Development Home Page". Wyodak website. Black Hills Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  20. ^ "About Oxbow: U.S. Locations". Oxbow website. Oxbow Corporation. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  21. ^ a b "Alliance Resource Parters: Mines and Faciliites". Alliance Resource Partners website. Alliance Resource Partners LP. Retrieved 2009-04-21. 
  22. ^ a b "Patriot Coal: Operations". Patriot Coal website. Patriot Coal. Retrieved 2009-04-21.