Summary by County, 2003


Total Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Tazewell Wise
Total production (thousand short tons) 31,596 10,813 2,735 574 556 1,294 15,625
Surface 10,371 2,551 674 206 488 247 6,205
Underground 21,225 8,262 2,061 368 68 1,047 9,420
Total number of mines 123 34 21 3 4 7 54
Number of surface mines 44 13 7 1 3 1 19
Number of underground mines 79 21 14 2 1 6 35


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Note:
  • Production figures exclude silt, culm, refuse, bank, slurry dam, and dredge operations.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components because of independent rounding.


  • Source:
  • Table 2, Coal Annual Report 2003, EIA