Freedom coal mine

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The Freedom Mine is a coal mine, operated by Coteau Properties Company, owned by North American Coal, producing 14.1 million short tons per annum, in Beulah, North Dakota, United States.

Location

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Background

The Freedom Mine is operated by the Coteau Properties Company (a subsidiary of The North American Coal Corporation, Dallas, TX), Beulah, North Dakota. The mine supplies lignite to the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, Antelope Valley Station and Leland Olds Station.[1]

Freedom mine is the largest lignite mine in the United States, operating two 120-cubic-yard draglines and a fleet of 200-ton overburden trucks.[2]

Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 3200595
  • Operator: Coteau Properties Company
  • Controller: North American Coal
  • Location: Beulah, North Dakota
  • GPS coordinates: 47.398117,-101.777687
  • Production (short tons): 14,183,313 (2018)[3]
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mining Type: Surface
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Number of employees: 400+

Articles and resources

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References

  1. North Dakota’s Freedom Mine: The largest lignite mine in the United States, Lignite Energy Council, 31 July 2017.
  2. Lignite Energy Council, " The Coteau Properties Company's Freedom Mine", Lignite Energy Council website, accessed May 2009.
  3. "EIA table 9 2019" EIA.gov accessed June 2020

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