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Aracoma Complex

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusActive
Commodities
  • Coal (metallurgical)
Mining Method
  • Continuous
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SnapshotAracoma Complex has four active underground mines: Davy Branch Deep Mine, the Cedar Grove No. 2 Deep Mine, the Cedar Grove No. 3 Deep Mine, and the Lynn Branch Deep Mine which produce primarily High-Vol. B quality met coal.
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Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Aracoma Coal Company, LLC (operator) 100 % Direct
Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc. 100 % Indirect

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

The Property lies in the Central Appalachian Coal basin in the Appalachian Plateau physiographic province.

The coal deposits on the Property are Carboniferous in age, being of the Pennsylvanian system.

Seams and zones of economic significance typically range between 24 and 48 inches in thickness, with relatively little structural deformation. Regional structure is typically characterized by gently dipping strata to the northwest at one to four percent, averaging three percent.

Strata on the Property are of the Pennsylvanian-age Kanawha Formation of the Pottsville Series. The rock formations between the coal seams are characterized by large proportions of sandstone interspersed with shale units.

Seams with remaining reserve or resource potential include, in stratigraphically ascending order the: No. 2 Gas, Alma, Lower Cedar Grove, Upper Cedar Grove Chilton and Upper Chilton.

The generalized stratigraphic columnar section demonstrates the vertical relationship of the principal coal seams and rock formations on the Property.

The coal seams reach the highest structural elevations along the southeastern margin of the Property, generally dipping toward the northwest. The upper seams of interest are situated above drainage and are accessible via outcrop, the deeper No. 2 Gas seam is below drainage where slope and shaft access are required. The rock formations between the coal seams are characterized by large portions of sandstone with shale units interspersed throughout.

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityUnits2022202120202019
Coal (metallurgical) k tons  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe1,775
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

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Production Costs

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Financials

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Personnel

Mine Management

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