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Longwall coal mine – SUFCO – Utah

Producer of

Steam coal

Location

Central Utah, USA

Ownership

Canyon Fuel Co. LLC (100%)

Geology type

Cretaceous coal measures

Mineral type

Low ash, low-sulphur bituminous coal

Reserve base

52Mt (2005)

Annual production

6.8Mt (2005)

Mining method

Longwall

Processing method

Crushing and screening for truck haulage to rail terminal

Employment

252

Longwall

Joy 7LS-3 shearer

Joy 2-leg face shields, 880t yield capacity

DBT armoured face conveyor

DBT stage loader

MMD 500 coal sizer

Development

Joy continuous miners, shuttle cars and roofbolters

Coal transport

Union Pacific Railroad
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