Facts and data for each coal-producing region for 2019The Western coal region includes Alaska,Arizona,Colorado,Montana,New Mexico,North Dakota,Utah,Washington,and Wyoming.About 55% of total U.S. coal production was mined in the Western coal region.Wyoming,the largest coal-producing state in the United States,produced 39% of total U.S. coal production and 72% of the coal mined in the Western coal region.Six of the top ten largest U.S. coal-producing mines were in Wyoming,and all of those mines are surface mines.Surface mines produced 91% of the coal in the Western coal region.
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Where is coal found in the United States?
End of interactive chart. Coal is mainly found in three regions: the Appalachian coal region, the Interior coal region, and the Western coal region (includes the Powder River Basin). ? The two largest coal mines in the United States are the North Antelope Rochelle and Black Thunder mines in Wyoming.
What are the two largest coal mines in the United States?
The two largest coal mines in the United States are the North Antelope Rochelle and Black Thunder mines in Wyoming. Together, the two mines produced 22% of total U.S. coal production in 2019.
Where is coal mined in the Appalachian region?
Underground mines supplied 81% of the coal produced in the Appalachian region. Underground mines in the Appalachian region accounted for 58% of U.S. total underground coal mine production. The Interior coal region includes Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Western Kentucky.
How many coal mines are in the US 2020?
By the end of 2020, the number of producing coal mines in the United States fell to 551 mines, the lowest number since U.S. coal production peaked in 2008. In 2020, 40 coal mines were opened or reactivated, and 151 mines were idled or closed.