Remining no. 3

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Remining no. 3 or Remining # 3 is a surface mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.[1]


The map below shows the location of Mingo County, where the mine is situated.

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In December 2011, Rhino Resource Partners LP, a metallurgical and thermal coal producer, announced that the development in its new Remining 3 surface mine at its Tug River complex was nearing completion, with a projected production of 375 thousand tons a year.[2] The mine started operating in the first quarter of 2012 through its subsidiary CAM Mining LLC, and produced 143 thousand tons in 2013 while employing 8 workers.[1]

In June 2015, the company filed a workers layoff/closure report with Kentucky's Office of Employment and Training and issued WARN notices to its workers at several of its mines including Remining 3. In the report, it said that CAM mining was was idling its operations due to adverse market conditions.[3] The MSHA database indicates that, Remining 3's slowed down and stopped production during late 2015, early 2016 but the mine became fully operational once again in the last quarter of 2016.[1]

David Zatezalo, the president of Rhino Resource Partners, became President Trump's pick to run MSHA after his retirement in 2014. During his tenure, Rhino had a series of mine health and safety violations.[4]

In 2020, Rhino Resource Partners declared bankruptcy[4], and the mine was acquired by the Appalachian Resource Company LLC, which operates it through its subsidiary Appalachian Resource West Virginia, LLC.[1]

In 2020 the mine produced 140 thousand tons and had 36 employees. This was a stark decline from its 2019 production, which stood at almost half a million tons with over 70 employees.[1]

Mine Details

  • Operator: Appalachian Resource West Virginia, LLC
  • Owner: Appalachian Resource Company LLC
  • Location: Mingo County, West Virginia
  • Coordinates: 37.722117, -82.147095 (Approximate)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production: 140,414 tons
  • Total Reserves:
  • Number of employees: 36
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mine Type: Surface
  • Start Year: 2012
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 U.S. department of labor, MSHA, Mine Data Retrieval System, accessed June 24, 2021
  2. "Rhino Resource Partners Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial and Operating Results". PR Newswire. March 1, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  3. Rhino CAM Mining LLC (June 2, 2015) Worker Layoff/Closure Report . Office of Employment and Training. Report.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Patterson, Brittany (June 27, 2020). "Coal Company Rhino Resource Partners Files for Bankruptcy". 100 Days in Appalachia. Retrieved June 24, 2021.

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