Summary by County, 1998


Total Buchanan Dickenson Lee Russell Tazewell Wise
Total production (thousand short tons) 33,747 12,477 3,242 1,225 1,224 1,807 13,662
Surface 8,535 1,537 971 169 415 - 5,335
Underground 25,212 10,941 2,271 1,057 809 1,807 8,327
Total number of mines 173 64 22 7 8 12 59
Number of surface mines 46 9 8 2 2 - 24
Number of underground mines 127 55 14 5 6 12 35


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Note:
  • 1 surface mine in Allegheny County produced 109 thousand short tons.
  • 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, 1998, EIA.