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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 2005


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 265 97 31 36 25 52 12
    Surface 109 32 18 16 6 20 5
    Deep 156 65 13 20 19 32 7
    Percent of Total 100.00% 36.60% 11.70% 13.58% 9.43% 19.62% 4.53%
    Short tons produced 26,937,574 0 140,958 967,302 1,757,924 12,993,934 14,365,264
    Percent of Total 100.00% 0.00% 0.52% 3.59% 6.53% 48.24% 53.33%
    Number of Employees 4,764 191 176 471 430 1,906 1,590
    Percent of Total 100.00% 4.01% 3.69% 9.89% 9.03% 40.01% 33.38%
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 208,866 6,111 1,527 10,346 11,311 95,180 84,391
    Percent of Total 100.00% 2.93% 0.73% 4.95% 5.42% 45.57% 40.40%
    Hours Worked 9,469,502 286,535 86,358 585,109 739,561 4,285,869 3,486,070
    Productivity (tons per hour) 2.84 0.00 1.63 1.65 2.38 3.03 4.12


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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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