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    Summary of Wise County


      2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
    Production
    Production (short tons) 13,014,518 13,568,442 15,141,643 13,743,083 14,448,371 13,500,806 13,601,975 14,710,873 13,499,199 12,909,524 13,250,135 12,941,463 11,255,908 11,986,626 11,944,025
    Surface 6,090,235 6,207,584 5,758,587 6,424,533 6,686,960 5,645,347 5,230,515 6,156,195 5,863,345 4,927,476 4,876,980 5,088,633 3,972,221 4,766,400 4,428,301
    Underground 6,924,284 7,360,858 9,383,056 7,318,550 7,761,411 7,855,459 8,371,460 8,554,678 7,635,854 7,982,048 8,373,156 7,852,830 7,283,687 7,220,228 7,515,724
    Cont. Miner 6,924,284 7,360,858 9,383,056 7,318,550 7,761,411 7,855,459 8,112,894 8,535,817 7,610,510 7,751,013 7,498,487 6,687,114 6,448,607 6,373,213 6,619,968
    Longwall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25,344 231,035 755,163 1,165,716 835,080 831,424 895,756
    Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 258,566 18,861 0 0 119,505 0 0 15,591 0
    # Mines 85 104 99 108 109 106 106 97 95 89 95 83 89 119 105
    Employment
    Prod. Workers 1,810 1,816 1,801 2,065 1,917 2,095 2,136 2,360 2,014 2,243 2,421 2,396 2,286 2,470 2,537
    Surface 982 810 843 950 783 682 759 703 575 624 618 707 577 760 844
    Underground 828 1,006 958 1,115 1,134 1,413 1,377 1,657 1,439 1,619 1,803 1,689 1,709 1,710 1,693
    Worker Hours 3,761 3,695,868 3,664,169 3,852,976 3,355,357 3,466,384 4,097,994 4,296,994 3,830,620 3,774,069 5,189,239 4,472,773 4,150,007 4,515,082 4,434,554
    Prod. Wages (dollars) 77,880,449 67,561,409 71,316,599 73,754,908 63,719,757 58,196,438 63,012,549 66,759,099 63,055,553 68,002,008 70,881,463 70,257,184 69,918,748 72,120,853 73,486,637


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    Notes:
  • "Other" underground mine production may include continuous miner, longwall, or other mining methods.
  • Productivity is in tons per worker hour. Figures rounded (Calculated by VCCER).
  • Note on production wages, 1994: Wages for 19 mines producing 1,001,661 tons were unavailable, and have not been included in these totals.
  • While calculating total number of mines in 1993, mines changing ownership at mid-year have been counted as a single mine.
  • "Producing Mines" includes all mines reporting production greater than zero.
  • N/A refers to data unavailable from referenced sources at time of last update.


  • Source:
  • Virginia DMME, Division of Mines, Big Stone Gap, Virginia, USA.


  • Published in:
  • Virginia Coal, 2001 and its previous publications, VCCER.



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