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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 1997


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 355 118 55 51 42 76 13
    Surface 91 23 22 17 5 20 4
    Deep 264 95 33 34 37 56 9
    Percent of Total 100.0 33.2 15.5 14.4 11.8 21.4 3.7
    Short tons produced
    36,889,161
    0 184,038 1,475,567 2,931,648 17,570,078 14,727,830
    Percent of Total 100.0 0.0 0.5 4.0 7.9 47.6 39.9
    Number of Employees 6,534 152 382 896 773 2,876 1,455
    Percent of Total 100.0 2.3 5.8 13.7 11.8 44.0 22.3
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 206,297 2,600 2,140 7,820 17,015 102,046 74,676
    Percent for Total 100.0 1.3 1.0 3.8 8.2 49.5 36.2
    Hours Worked 11,491,823 151,822 139,898 628,000 1,204,732 5,911,249 3,456,122
    Productivity (tons per hour) 3.23 0.00 1.32 2.35 2.43 2.97 4.26


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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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