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Hamilton #1 Mine

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Coal (thermal)
Mining Method
  • Longwall
  • Continuous
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ShapshotThe Hamilton mine is an underground longwall mining operation producing medium/high-sulfur coal.

Hamilton has approximately 23,000 underground acres and 1,300 surface acres permitted. The mine property is controlled through both fee ownership and leases of the coal.

Owners

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CompanyInterestOwnership
Alliance Resource Partners L.P. 100 % Indirect
Hamilton County Coal LLC (operator) 100 % Direct
Hamilton County Coal, LLC. owns and operates the Gibson South Mine. Hamilton County Coal, LLC is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners L.P.

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Deposit type

  • Sedimentary

Summary:

Hamilton extracts coal from the Herrin seam. The seam lies between 900 and 1100 feet deep and dips gently to the east/southeast. The seam varies in thickness over the reserve area from 5 feet to 9 feet. On a 1.60 float, dry basis, the Herrin seam averages 8.0% ash, 2.8% sulfur, and 13,420 btu/lb. The Herrin seam mineral deposit type (coal rank) is a high volatile bituminous B/C coal.

The Springfield seam underlies the Herrin seam by approximately 100 feet. This seam is extensively mined throughout the Illinois basin. On a 1.60 float, dry basis, the Springfield seam averages 8.1% ash, 1.7% sulfur, and 13,700 btu/lb. The Springfield seam mineral deposit type (coal rank) is a high volatile bituminous B/C coal.

The primary coal-bearing strata is of Carboniferous age in the Pennsylvanian system.

The geologic model developed to characterize the resource/reserve is a bedded sedimentary deposit model. This is generally described as a continuous, non-complex, typical cyclothem sequence that follows a bedded sedimentary sequence. The geology, including coal thickness and extent has been and continues to be verified by an extensive drilling program.

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Comminution

Crushers and Mills

Milling equipment has not been reported.

Processing

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Production

CommodityUnits202320222021202020192018201720162015
Coal (thermal) Mt  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe5.45.75.52.75.3
All production numbers are expressed as clean coal.

Operational metrics

Metrics2023202220212020201920182017
Hourly processing capacity  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe2,000 tons2,000 tons2,000 tons
Coal tonnes mined  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe12,383 k tons12,852 k tons12,132 k tons
Tonnes processed  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe  ....  Subscribe12,331,648 tons12,887,668 tons

Production Costs

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Financials

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Personnel

Mine Management

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