Oxbow Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

The Oxbow Lignite Surface Mine was an open-pit mine near Coushatta, Louisiana, operated by Red River Mining Company.


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Mine Details

  • MSHA ID: 1601164
  • Start Year:
  • Operator: Red River Mining Company
  • Controller: SWEPCO, Dolet Hills Lignite Company, Cleco
  • Location: Coushatta, Louisiana
  • GPS Coordinates: 31.977794, -93.369549
  • Production (short tons): 504,008 (2007)
  • Coal Type: Lignite
  • Mining Method: Open-pit
  • Equipment:
  • Average No. of Employees: 40
  • Union:
  • Mine Status: Merged into Dolet Hills Mine operation


The Oxbow mine fuels the Dolet Hills Power Station, owned by AEP's SWEPCO and Cleco Power, along with Northeast Texas Electric Cooperative and Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA).[1]

Sale of the mine

As of 2009, half of the lignite reserves at the mine are owned by AEP's SWEPCO and subsidiary Dolet Hills Lignite Company, and the other half by Cleco.[2]

Oxbow Permit Boundries

A publix notice of the US army corps of Engineers shows the boundries of the Oxbow Mine permit.[3]

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