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  • Arch Coal, Inc. | About Us

    Arch Coal (ACI) is the second largest U.S. coal producer. Through our national network of mines, we contribute 16% of America's annual coal supply. We strive to operate the world's safest and most responsible low-sulfur, clean coal mines.

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  • The Mine Wars | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

    At the dawn of the 20th century, coal was the fuel that powered the nation. Yet few Americans thought much about the men who blasted the black rock from underground and hauled it to the surface. The Mine Wars tells the overlooked story of the miners in the mountains of southern West Virginia ...

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  • Coal | fossil fuel | Britannica.com

    Coal: Coal, solid, usually brown or black, carbon-rich material that most often occurs in stratified sedimentary deposits. It is one of the most important of the primary fossil fuels.

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  • Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands - The ...

    Aug 05, 2017 · Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands. A business-friendly secretary of the interior has moved to invigorate a struggling industry, reversing Obama-era restrictions to help create "wealth and jobs."

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  • Operations | Foresight Energy

    Foresight Energy's three billion tons of coal reserves located in central and southern Illinois are primarily contained in three large contiguous blocks supporting four active mining complexes.

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  • Google Earth Engine

    Meet Earth Engine. Google Earth Engine combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

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  • ALEC Corporations - SourceWatch

    ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line.

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  • Illinois-Mines - Mining Artifacts

    Coal has been mined in 73 counties of Illinois. More than 4,500 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810; fewer than 50 are currently active.The first recorded discovery of coal in North America was in Illinois by Marquette and Joliet.

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  • Production - Murray Energy Corporation

    We operate twelve (12) active mines at eleven (11) mining complexes located in three (3) of the major high Btu, coal producing regions in the United States— Northern Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Uintah Basin in Utah.

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  • The Ledger - Illinois State Comptroller

    GENERAL REVENUE - 0001 Cash Transactions. Here you can find detailed information relating to each of the State's active funds. PRINTER FRIENDLY

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  • Glossary - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Energy Information Administration - EIA - Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government

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  • Western Bat Species – WBWG

    Eumops perotis, a member of the Family Molossidae, has a disjunct distribution, with two subspecies confined to South America. The subspecies that occurs in North America, E. p. californicus, ranges from central Mexico across the southwestern United States (parts of California, southern Nevada, Arizona, southern New Mexico and western Texas).

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  • Illinois - Quarries and Beyond Home

    Chicago Architectural Tours, Windy City Road Warrior Tours, presented by Dave Clark.(The tours relate to Chicago history, architecture, transportation, and the historical Illinois quarry industry – Joliet or Lemont Limestone or Marble.)

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  • Mining accident - Wikipedia

    A mining accident is an accident that occurs during the process of mining minerals.Thousands of miners die from mining accidents each year, especially from underground coal mining, although hard rock mining is not immune from accidents.

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  • US Diamond Mines - Diamond Mining in the United States

    Crater of Diamonds - The Active U.S. Mine. Although millions of carats of diamonds are consumed each year in the United States, very few diamonds are domestically produced.

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  • eng_geol_subsidence_coal_diag - ukgeohazards.info

    Subsidence Index | Coal Mining Index | Diagnostic Characteristics | Geographic Occurrence | Investigation & Mitigation | Key Contacts & Expert Advice | Photo Gallery | Essential References & Further Reading | Definitions & Glossary |

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  • Corporate Overview - Murray Energy Corporation

    Company overview of Murray Energy Corporation, the largest privately owned coal company in the United States, founded in 1988 by Robert E. Murray.

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  • Coal Mining in Powder River - Coal Diver

    Information about coal mines in Powder River, mine production, accidents, violations, maps, photos, news, documents

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  • History of coal mining - Wikipedia

    Early coal extraction was small-scale, the coal lying either on the surface, or very close to it. Typical methods for extraction included drift mining and bell pits.As well as drift mines, small scale shaft mining was used.

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  • Facts About Gold - Live Science

    A century ago a lucky gold miner might find a nugget as big as an apple. That gold is gone. Now mines squeeze precious flecks from deposits that look to the naked eye to be just plain old rock.

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