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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 2002


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 323 149 31 43 32 56 12
    Surface 112 44 17 15 10 24 2
    Deep 211 105 14 28 22 32 10
    Percent of Total 100.0% 46.1% 9.9% 13.3% 9.9% 17.3% 3.7%
    Short tons produced 31,746,140 - 128,516 1,100,390 2,259,931 14,791,365 13,465,938
    Percent of Total 100.0% 0.0% 0.4% 3.5% 7.1% 46.6% 39.3%
    Number of Employees 4,956 169 221 679 497 2,144 1,246
    Percent of Total 100.0% 3.4% 4.5% 10.0% 7.2% 43.3% 25.1%
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 183,180 3,823 1,059 8,653 14,250 86,671 68,724
    Percent of Total 100.0% 2.1% 0.6% 4.7% 7.8% 47.3% 37.5%
    Hours Worked 11,691,424 180,963 72,509 425,886 3,907,954 4,346,266 2,757,846
    Productivity (tons per hour) 2.72 0.00 1.77 2.58 0.58 3.40 4.88


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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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