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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 1994


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 405 136 55 67 48 81 18
    Surface 98 27 20 17 6 23 5
    Deep 307 109 35 50 42 58 13
    Percent of Total 100.0 33.6 13.6 16.5 11.9 20.0 4.4
    Short tons produced 38,805,087 0 210,146 1,804,742 3,485,044 17,695,489 15,609,666
    Percent of Total 100.0 0.0 0.5 4.7 9.0 45.6 40.2
    Number of Employees 8,314 119 459 1,057 923 2,974 2,782
    Percent of Total 100.0 1.4 5.5 12.7 11.1 35.8 33.5
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 1 245,258 352 2,008 9,658 19,525 90,616 123,099
    Percent for Total 100.0 0.1 0.8 3.9 8.0 36.9 50.2
    Hours Worked 14,813,560 25,446 138,477 810,070 1,974,835 6,799,800 5,064,932
    Productivity (tons per hour) 2.62 0.00 1.52 2.23 1.76 2.60 3.08


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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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