Elk Creek Mine (WV)

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Elk Creek Mine (WV) is a proposed coal mine in West Virginia, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Elk Creek Mine (WV) West Virginia, United States 37.682504, -81.826425 (exact)

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year

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
1.63293246 Underground 373* *

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
96 Appalachia Bituminous Met

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Ramaco Resources Ramaco Resources USA


Table 6: Project status

* Added capacity of a coal mine refers to the enhancement in the mine's production capabilities beyond its initial production capacity.
Status Status Detail Project Type Project Phase Added Capacity (Mtpa)* Start Year
Proposed Announced Extension 1.08862164

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


Elk Creek Mine (WV) is a metallurgical coal mine in West Virginia, United States. 

In 2022, the company proposed an expansion at the mine.[1] The Elk Creek Mine was located in parts of Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties in West Virginia. It had been owned by CONSOL Energy but closed in the 1990s. Consol sold the idled mine to Ramaco Resources in 2012.[2]

According to Ramaco Resources, "When we acquired the Elk Creek project in 2012, we acquired rail access, permitted impoundment and coal refuse disposal facilities, as well as numerous reclaimed, but permitted, deep mines. The Elk Creek project began production in the fourth quarter of 2016. The project consists of 24 seams that are targeted for production. Ramaco Resources’ Elk Creek produced approximately 529,000 tons of high volatile A/B metallurgical coal in 2017 from two underground continuous miner room-and-pillar operations and one surface contour and highwall miner operation. A third underground continuous miner operation was started in 2018 and production is expected to be approximately 1.8 million tons in 2018."[3]

The mine has 96 million tonnes of recoverable reserves (60 proven, 36 probable), according to Ramaco Resources.[4]

  • Owner: Ramaco Resources
  • Parent:
  • Mine Status: Operating
  • Start year: 2016
  • Current Capacity (MTPA): 1.8 million tonnes per annum (proposed expansion to 3 million tonnes).[1]
  • Recoverable Reserves (MT): 96 million tonnes
  • Proposed Capacity (MTPA):
  • Location: Davin, Logan County, West Virginia
  • Coordinates: 37.682504,-81.826425 (exact)
  • Coal Type: Metallurgical
  • Mining Method: Underground


  1. 1.0 1.1 Projects, IJGlobal, accessed Oct 2022
  2. Jeff Jenkins, "Ramaco Development CEO confident about plan for 2 coal mines," West Virginia Metro News, September 11, 2016
  3. "Elk Creek Mine," Ramaco Resources, accessed August 2019
  4. "FORM 10-K Annual Report," Ramaco Resources, Mar. 19, 2019

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