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Contura - Powder River Basin coal mines

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Contura 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 likely 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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Table of contents

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

Tables and charts

This report includes 16 images and tables including:


  • Detailed map - North PRB
  • Detailed map - Central PRB
  • Cash costs
  • Production


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Participation
  • Coal seams
  • Cash costs 2017 (US$/short ton)
  • Company average cash costs and margin (US$/short ton)
  • Capital costs (US$ million)
  • Product quality
  • Economic assumptions
  • Marketable reserves (at 01/01/2017)
  • Production: Table 1
  • Mine summary 2017
  • Infrastructure

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