Here are the five largest coal mines by production in the US, according to GlobalData’s mining database.
1. North Antelope Rochelle Mine
The North Antelope Rochelle Mine is a surface mine located in Wyoming. It is owned by Peabody Energy and produced an estimated 59.965 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2040.
2. Black Thunder Mine
Located in Wyoming, the Black Thunder Mine is owned by Arch Resources. The surface mine produced an estimated 45.53 MTPA of coal in 2020.
3. Antelope Mine
The Antelope Mine is located in Wyoming. It is owned by Navajo Transitional Energy and produced an estimated 21.15 MTPA of coal in 2020. The mine will operate until 2028.
4. Freedom Mine
The Freedom Mine, owned by Nacco Industries, is a surface mine located in North Dakota. The mine produced an estimated 12.349 MTPA of coal in 2020.
5. MC#1 Mine
Owned by ACNR Holdings, the MC#1 Mine is an underground mine located in Illinois. It produced an estimated 11.701 MTPA of coal in 2020.
Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.