Black Oak Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Black Oak Mine is a Patriot Coal mine in Boone County, WV. Patriot Coal said the mine should hit an annual rate of 500,000 tons of coal by mid-2011. Patriot started production at the Black Oak mine in September 2010. The company was aiming to replace metallurgical grade coal lost when its Harris 1 Mine closed in June 2010. Patriot's CEO said Black Oak will help Patriot take advantage of the booming demand for metallurgical coal from Asian steelmakers.[1]

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Mine Data

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  • Controller: Patriot Coal
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  • County: Boone
  • State: WV
  • Latitude: 37.97
  • Longitude: -120.27
  • 2011 Production (short tons): 500,000 tons (projected)
  • Coal Type: Metallurgical
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  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees:

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