Summary by County, 1997


Total Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Tazewell Wise
Total production (thousand short tons) 35,837 14,420 3,058 1,471 1,133 1,705 14,049
Surface 8,907 1,201 1,212 237 236 0 6,020
Underground 26,929 13,219 1,845 1,234 897 1,705 8,029
Total number of mines 191 74 23 9 10 17 58
Number of surface mines 43 7 9 4 3 0 20
Number of underground mines 148 67 14 5 7 17 38


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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 4, Coal Industry Annual, 1997, EIA.