Superior Surface Mine
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Superior Surface Mine is an underground coal mining operation in Logan County, West Virginia, USA.
The map below shows the location of the mine.
The mine was once operated by Alex Energy and owned by Massey Energy, until later bought by Alpha Natural Resources. In June 2012 Alpha said it was permanently closing its Superior Surface Mine, the Hatfield underground mine and the Stirrat prep plant in Logan County. According to the AP: "The decisions are driven by a combination of low demand and low coal prices as consumption of cheap natural gas grows. Alpha spokesperson Ted Pile said new estimates on the number of coal-fired power plants being retired also rose this week, while coal stockpiles are at near-record levels."
The mine is now owned and operated by now Lexington Coal Holdings.
- MSHA ID: 4608838
- Operator: Lexington Coal Holdings
- Controller: Lexington Coal Holdings
- County: Logan, West Virginia, USA
- Coordinates: 37.728562, -81.978927
- Production (short tons): 0.068 million tons (2020)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Mining Method: Surface
- Mine Status: Operating
- Average No. of Employees: 18
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- Vicki Smith, "Alpha set to close 2 W.Va. mines, cut back at others," Associated Press, June 28, 2012.
- "Major U.S. Coal Mines," Energy Information Administration