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    Data by Mine Size (short tons produced), 1999


      State Total 0 1 - 9,999 10,000 - 49,999 50,000 - 99,999 100,000 - 499,999 Over 500,000
    Number of Mines 361 160 38 49 37 65 12
    Surface 106 38 19 16 8 22 3
    Deep 255 122 19 33 29 43 9
    Percent of Total 100.0% 34.3% 10.5% 13.6% 10.2% 18.0% 3.3%
    Short tons produced 32,253,994 - 151,378 1,245,477 2,774,336 15,354,784 12,728,019
    Percent of Total 100.0% 0.0% 0.47% 3.9% 8.6% 47.6% 39.5%
    Number of Employees 5,456 117 234 748 798 2,268 1,291
    Percent of Total 100.0% 2.1% 4.3% 13.7% 14.6% 41.6% 23.7%
    Wages (thousands of dollars) 165,138 2,988 1,382 8,585 15,104 74,947 62,132
    Percent of Total 100.0% 1.8% 0.8% 5.2% 9.1% 45.4% 37.6%
    Hours Worked 9,001,147 139,827 81,451 616,062 1,026,521 4,376,167 2,761,389
    Productivity (tons per hour) 3.58 0.00 1.86 2.02 2.70 3.51 4.61


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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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