Blue Creek Coal Mine

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Blue Creek Coal Mine is a proposed coal mine in Whitson, Alabama, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Blue Creek Coal Mine Whitson, Alabama, United States 33.589224, -87.4418327 (approximate)

The map below shows the approximate location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Project Type Opening Year Closing Year
Proposed Construction New 2025 (planned)

Table 3: Operation details

Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
0.843681771 Underground 457 350[1]

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
68.2[2] Bituminous Met

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Warrior Met Warrior Met USA

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Blue Creek mine is a proposed U.S. surface coal mine, set to produce 4.3 million short tons, near Whitson, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States.[3]
  • Operator:
  • Owner: Warrior Met Coal
  • Location: near Whitson, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States
  • GPS Coordinates: 33.589224, -87.4418327
  • Production Capacity: 4.3 million tonnes per year
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves: 103 million tonnes[4]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (Metallurgical)
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Depth:1,500-2,000 ft[5]
  • Mine Type: Longwall
  • Start Year: 2025
  • Development Costs: $600 million[6]

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  3. $500 million coal mine announced for Tuscaloosa County,, Feb. 20, 2020
  4. Blue Creek Coking Coal Project, NS Energy Business, accessed June 2021
  5. Blue Creek Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed November 2020
  6. Sean Ross, Alabama's Warrior Met Coal Announces Historic Blue Creek Mine Development, Yellow Hammer News, February 19, 2020