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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 1998


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 352 132 51 43 46 68 12
    Surface 100 27 28 16 8 17 4
    Deep 252 105 23 27 38 51 8
    Percent of Total 100.0% 37.5% 14.5% 12.2% 13.1% 19.3% 3.4%
    Short tons produced 34,001,907 - 187,038 951,325 3,308,674 15,888,412 13,666,458
    Percent of Total 100.0% 0.0% 55.0% 2.8% 9.7% 46.7% 40.2%
    Number of Employees 5,802 87 361 495 924 2,569 1,366
    Percent of Total 100.0% 1.5% 6.2% 8.5% 15.9% 44.3% 23.5%
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 190,956 2,058 1,755 5,871 22,270 85,717 73,287
    Percent of Total 100.0% 1.1% 90.0% 3.1% 11.7% 44.9% 38.4%
    Hours Worked 10,506,272 106,098 158,255 410,409 1,289,957 5,420,538 3,121,015
    Productivity (tons per hour) 3.23 0.00 1.18 2.32 2.56 2.93 4.38


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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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