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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 2000


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 341 138 51 52 24 62 11
    Surface 117 30 35 22 8 17 5
    Deep 224 108 16 30 16 45 6
    Percent of Total 100.0% 40.5% 15.0% 15.2% 7.0% 18.2% 3.2%
    Short tons produced 33,210,226 - 158,839 1,334,718 1,625,925 15,030,270 12,548,743
    Percent of Total 100.0% 0.0% 0.48% 4.0% 4.9% 45.3% 37.8%
    Number of Employees 4,926 107 302 643 361 2,060 1,442
    Percent of Total 100.0% 2.2% 6.1% 13.1% 7.3% 41.8% 29.3%
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 176,091 2,315 2,621 9,970 8,363 80,862 3,834
    Percent of Total 100.0% 1.3% 1.5% 5.7% 4.7% 45.9% 2.2%
    Hours Worked 8,815,705 98,459 80,979 576,029 590,860 4,189,613 3,321,849
    Productivity (tons per hour) 3.77 0.00 1.96 2.32 2.75 3.59 3.78


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    Note:
  • Tables are a result of VCCER analysis. Totals may differ slightly from those listed elsewhere in this web site due to different data parameters and methods of obtaining information. Total average productivity is extrapolated by dividing total short tons produced by total hours at all mines producing coal.
  • "0" (Zero) production category represents licensed mines that produced no coal for the year.
  • Totals may not equal sum of components because of internal rounding.


  • Source:
  • Original data provided by Virginia DMME, Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA.

  • Published in:
  • "Virginia Coal, 1999," VCCER.
  • VA DMME
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