Boone North No. 2 Surface Coal Mine

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Boone North No. 2 Surface Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Ashford, West Virginia, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Boone North No. 2 Surface Coal Mine Ashford, West Virginia, United States 38.173016, -81.712943 (exact)

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

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 2004

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
0.2140955892[1] 2023[1] Surface Open Pit 75* 41[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
Appalachia Bituminous

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
White Forest Resources White Forest Resources USA

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


Boone North No. 2 Surface Mine is a coal mining operation in Boone County, West Virginia, operated by Raven Crest Contracting, a subsidiary of White Forest Resources. Boone North 2 mine was opened in 2004 with Steven R Mullins Excavating Inc a its operator. In 2006, the operator became Raven Crest Contracting, LLC.[2] Raven Crest was acquired by Xinergy in 2010.[3] After declaring bankruptcy, Xinergy was re-structured as White Forest Resources in 2016.[4]

MSHA data indicates that the mine laid off more than half of its workforce in the 2nd quarter of 2019 as it shrank from 65 to 21, and scaled back its average monthly production from 40 thousand tons to 10 thousand tons. In the last quarter of 2019, average employee count went down from 21 to 9, and production further decreased to 5 thousand tons a month. As such, while producing on average half a million tons between 2006 and 2019, in 2020 the mine only produced 20 thousand tons, and employed 21 workers.[2]

Mine Dataa

  • MSHA ID: 4609070
  • Operator: Raven Crest Contracting, LLC
  • Controller: White Forest Resources, Inc
  • Union:
  • Location: Ashford, Boone County, West Virginia
  • Coordinates: 38.173016, -81.712943
  • Production (short tons): 20,368 (2020)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 21


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 13 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. department of labor, MSHA, Mine Data Retrieval System, accessed June 28, 2021
  3. "Xinergy announces completion of acquisition of Raven Crest Mining, LLC". News Wire. Apr 29, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  4. Kuykendall, Taylor (February 12, 2016). "Appalachian coal miner Xinergy emerges from bankruptcy as White Forest Resources". S&P Global Market Intelligence. Retrieved June 28, 2021.

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