United States

Lila Canyon Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
StatusInactive / Suspended
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Longwall
  • Continuous
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SnapshotA mine fire at ACNR’s Lila Canyon in September 2022 effectively closed most mining operations for the remainder of the year. Through six months in 2023, Lila Canyon’s production is de minimise.

The Lila Canyon underground coal mine has been idled indefinitely, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
American Consolidated Natural Resources, Inc. 100 % Indirect
Emery County Coal Resources, Inc. (operator) 100 % Direct
The Lila Canyon mine is operated by Emery County Coal Resources, Inc. (ECCR) which is owned by American Consolidated Natural Resources (ACNR).

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

In the Lila Canyon area, there are primarily two coal seams located in the Blackhawk Formation: the Upper Sunnyside and the Lower Sunnyside. The two seams have merged in some places within the Lila Canyon holdings but in most areas are separate. Where separate, only one split is mineable due to the thin separation between the two splits; the separation averages 0 to 30 feet. The Upper Sunnyside seam averages 12.4 feet thick according to estimates in the Lila Canyon Mine R2P2 and in the MRP. The Lower Sunnyside seam is much thinner (0 to 5.7 feet) (BLM 2000). Therefore, the Upper Sunnyside is the seam of interest on this property. The seam is considered to be moderately gassy (i.e., methane) and is excellent quality, at 8% ash, 0.8% sulfur, and in excess of 12,000 British thermal units per pound, as-mined.

Mining Methods

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits2023202220212020201920182017
Coal (thermal) tons  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe3,713,9712,630,6311,629,311
All production numbers are expressed as ROM coal.

Production Costs

Commodity production costs have not been reported.

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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