Coal Creek Mine

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Coal Creek Mine is a surface coal mine, operated by Thunder Basin Coal Company, a subsidiary of Arch Coal, producing 7.9 million short tons per annum, near Gillette, in Campbell County, Wyoming, United States.


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In June 2011 Blocked by a landowner, the Bureau of Land Management denied a request to lease 63.3 million tons of coal. The BLM's decision delivered a blow to the expansion of of the mine. It was the first time the BLM nixed a coal-mining application in Wyoming.[1]

Mine Details

  • MSHA ID: 4801215
  • Start Year:
  • Owner: Thunder Basin Coal Company LLC
  • Parent Company: Arch Coal
  • Location: Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming, United States
  • GPS Coordinates: 43.948918, -105.291763
  • Reserves 83.64 million tonnes (Proven and Probable, 2019) [2]
  • Production (short tons): 7,987,838 (2018)
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Mining Method: Surface
  • Equipment:
  • Number of Employees: 134
  • Mine Status: Operating

Articles and resources

Related articles


  1. "Blocked by landowner, BLM nixes Powder River Basin coal lease" Jeremy Fugleberg, Casper-Star Tribune, June 10, 2011.
  2. Mining Data Solutions, "Coal Creek Mine", Mining Data Online, Accessed May 2021

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