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    Summary of Buchanan County


      2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
    Production
    Production (short tons) 10,171,912 10,275,160 9,843,277 11,346,123 11,043,687 10,084,364 12,088,985 13,974,830 14,701,024 14,055,640 14,550,698 13,964,187 17,541,828 18,023,460 20,833,536
    Surface 2,581,920 2,229,942 1,531,578 2,042,297 1,642,796 1,292,656 1,084,094 998,230 1,417,257 1,489,897 1,209,263 1,216,646 1,181,384 1,150,616 1,477,556
    Underground 7,598,560 7,921,999 8,311,699 9,303,826 9,400,891 8,791,708 11,004,891 12,976,600 13,283,766 12,565,743 13,341,435 12,747,541 16,360,444 16,872,844 19,355,980
    Cont. Miner 2,459,873 1,355,650 2,971,095 2,522,004 3,648,559 3,599,591 4,613,092 6,166,596 8,328,639 6,933,249 7,694,311 8,103,020 9,315,224 10,163,485 11,385,534
    Longwall 5,142,079 6,566,349 5,340,604 6,781,822 5,752,332 5,192,117 6,359,061 6,801,286 4,887,330 5,630,381 5,181,847 4,579,815 6,765,543 6,244,380 6,915,428
    Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 32,738 8,718 67,797 2,113 465,277 64,706 279,677 464,979 1,055,018
    # Mines 97 92 108 110 117 140 134 143 126 149 169 173 167 191 196
    Employment
    Prod. Workers 1,332 1,206 1,415 1,690 1,468 1,589 1,901 2,250 2,394 2,670 3,260 3,851 3,587 4,018 4,541
    Surface 469 423 428 140 472 181 149 167 193 173 186 147 136 250 211
    Underground 863 783 987 1,218 1,267 1,408 1,752 2,083 2,201 2,497 3,074 3,704 3,451 3,768 4,330
    Worker Hours 2,652,037 2,386,671 2,391,638 3,079,741 2,760,237 2,616,159 3,467,075 4,379,436 814,629 5,149,045 5,667,768 5,100,231 6,634,471 7,207,772 8,007,013
    Prod. Wages (dollars) 68,394,884 61,786,939 58,179,600 68,653,630 60,821,374 52,878,207 70,199,424 86,743,015 91,482,312 98,580,456 82,670,054 95,365,250 105,100,612 112,980,045 124,740,335


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    Notes:
  • "Other" underground mine production may include continuous miner, longwall, or other mining methods.
  • Productivity is in tons per worker hour. Figures rounded (Calculated by VCCER).
  • Note on production wages, 1994: Wages for 19 mines producing 1,001,661 tons were unavailable, and have not been included in these totals.
  • While calculating total number of mines in 1993, mines changing ownership at mid-year have been counted as a single mine.
  • "Producing Mines" includes all mines reporting production greater than zero.
  • N/A indicates Not Available.


  • Source:
  • Virginia DMME, Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA.


  • Published in:
  • Virginia Coal, 2001 and its previous publications, VCCER.



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