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.


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Beulah, in Mercer county, North Dakota.

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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
  • Mineable Reserve: 444.5 million tonnes (proven and probable)[4]
  • Mining Type: Surface
  • Mine Size: 9000 acres
  • Mine Depth: 50-150 feet[5]
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Number of employees: 454

Articles and resources

Related articles


  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" accessed June 2020
  4. Freedom Mine, Mining Data Solutions, accessed November 2020
  5. State of North Dakota,Where is Coal Found, accessed November 2020

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