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    Average Mine Price by Mining Method (1990-2000)

    Year Nominal Price (Dollars per Short Ton)
    Mine Total Underground Surface
    2000 25.95 26.10 25.61
    1999 26.30 26.73 24.21
    1998 28.69 29.55 26.21
    1997 28.24 29.07 25.74
    1996 28.45 29.46 25.88
    1995 28.47 29.20 26.34
    1994 26.84 27.33 25.33
    1993 26.80 27.26 25.29
    1992 27.55 27.88 26.17
    1991 27.45 27.76 26.12
    1990 28.05 28.39 26.32

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    • This data has been discontinued. Similar Data found in the following data tables:
      Average Open Market Sales Price of Coal by Mine Type
      Average Open Market Sales Price of Coal by County and Number of Mines
      Average Price of Coal Delivered to End Use Sector
    • Average Mine Price is calculated by dividing the total free on board (f.o.b.) mine value of the coal produced by the total production. Excludes silt, culm, refuse bank, slurry dam, and dredge operations. Excludes mines producing less than 10,000 short tons, which are not required to provide these data.
    • Real prices are calculated using implicit Gross Domestic Product deflators * by Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0411.
    • Nominal dollar prices represent average prices in effect during the year in question. Real dollar prices have been calculated by using the implicit price deflator to represent the effects of inflation.


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