El Segundo mine

From Global Energy Monitor

El Segundo mine is a surface coal mine, owned and operated by Peabody Energy, producing 5.5 million short tons per annum, near Grants, New Mexico, United States.


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The mine is adjacent to the Lee Ranch mine in northwest New Mexico. It produces about 6 million tons of coal annually and serves a 19-year, 65 million ton supply agreement with Arizona Public Service Company’s Cholla Power Plant near Joseph City, Arizona.[1]

In November 2015 Bowie Resources agreed to pay US$358 million to Peabody Energy for the Twentymile Mine outside Steamboat Springs and the El Segundo mine and Lee Ranch mine in New Mexico. Bowie also will assume about $105 million in related liabilities under the sale.[2]Sale of the mine to Bowie Resources was canceled in 2016[3]

Mine Details

  • MSHA ID:2902257
  • Owner: Peabody Energy
  • Location: Grants, New Mexico, United States
  • Coordinates: 35.661613, -107.861627 (exact)
  • Production: 5,546,491 short tons (2018)
  • Reserves: 74 million tons (Proven and Probable Reserve, 2018) [4]
  • Type of coal: Bituminous
  • Mine type: surface (open pit)
  • Equipment: Dragline, dozer/casting, truck/shovel
  • Number of employees: 100



  1. "Peabody Energy commissions first new coal mine in New Mexico in 20 years", High Beam Research, August 2008.
  2. Dennis Webb, "Struggling Bowie buys 
three mines 
in 2 states
," Sentinel, November 24, 2015
  3. "Peabody Energy Sues Bowie Over Collapse of $358 Million Mine Sale" The Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2016
  4. Mining Data Online, "El Segundo Mine", Mining Data Online website, Accessed May 2020

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