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Contura - Powder River Basin coal mines


Contura - Powder River Basin coal mines

Report summary

Alpha operates two truck and shovel surface mines in the Powder River Basin - Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte. Belle Ayr is currently mining north near the highway and progressing to the Belle Ayr North LBA tract.  Mining will loop around this pit in preparation for the eventual lease of Belle Ayr West.  Eagle Butte operates three pits currently; one truck and shovel pit in each of the East and West reserves and a dozer push pit in the northern section of the East reserves.

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Affected by the global economy, shale gas and emission targets, the coal industry has encountered a number of challenges and uncertainties. Factors such as overcapacity, weakening demand and falling prices have resulted in a period of price deflation, with individual companies forced to consolidate and rationalise non-core assets.

This Thermal Coal Mine report includes detailed analyses of the location, ownership, reserves, geology, production, infrastructure, capital and operating costs of this mine.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Belle Ayr
    • Eagle Butte
  • Production
    • Production
  • Operations
    • Belle Ayr
    • Eagle Butte
  • Infrastructure
    • Belle Ayr
    • Eagle Butte
  • Costs
  • Sales contracts
  • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map - North PRB
    • Detailed map - Central PRB
  • Participation
    • Participation
  • Geology
    • Coal seams
  • Reserves and resources
    • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2016)
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production
  • Operations
    • Mine summary 2016
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Cash costs 2016 (US$/short ton)
    • Company average cash costs and margin (US$/short ton)
    • Cash costs
    • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Sales contracts
    • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions
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