White Flame Surface Mine
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White Flame Surface Mine is a surface coal mining operation in Mingo County, West Virginia, United States.
The map below shows the location of the mine.
2012 Mine closing
On September 18, 2012, Alpha said it was immediately closing eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, cutting production by 16 million tons. They are a mix of deep and surface mines, all non-union operations. To meet the production cut the company said it will use a combination of mine and equipment idlings, production curtailments, and "mining out reserves" through early 2013. Alpha plans to shift its operations away from thermal coal used in domestic power generation to concentrate on metallurgical coal used in steelmaking overseas. Altogether, the firm idled four mines in West Virginia, three in Virginia, and one in Pennsylvania:
- MSHA ID: 4608632
- Operator: Lexington Coal Company
- Controller: Lexington Coal Holdings
- Location: Mingo, West Virginia, United States
- Coorindates: 37.690131, -82.144800
- Production (short tons): 0.077923 million tons (2020)
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Mining Method: Surface
- Mine Status: Active
- Average No. of Employees: 92
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- Vicki Smith, "Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all," Sep. 18, 2012.
- Mannix Porterfield, "Alpha to close four W.Va. mines," Register-Herald Reporter, September 19, 2012.
- "Major U.S. Coal Mines," Energy Information Administration