Peabody Western Coal Company

Peabody owns four mines in the Southwest: two in Arizona and two in New Mexico. The Kayenta Mine in Arizona and the Lee Ranch Mine in New Mexico are both in operation; The Black Mesa Mine in Arizona suspended operations in 2005, and the El Segundo Mine in New Mexico will begin production in 2008.

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Peabody operates the Kayenta Mine through lease agreements with the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe. The mine mines about 8 million tons of coal annually under complex geologic conditions from multiple seams and splits of seams ranging in thickness from three to 18 feet. Kayenta's coal is shipped to the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz. The Black Mesa Mine, which shipped about 5 million tons of coal annually to the Mohave Generating Station near Laughlin, Nev., suspended operations in 2005 following Mohave's decision to shut down. Peabody Western continues working with the tribes to identify coal-related opportunities that would allow the Black Mesa Mine to resume operations.

Kaytena, AZ Mine

Company Name:
Peabody Western Coal Company
Facility Name:
Black Mesa Complex
Black Mesa
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Application Received:

Public Notice:
Public Notice PDF PDF(1pp, 36KB)

NNEPA Operating Permit Review:

Final Action:

Permit Information

Permit Type:
Title V
Final Permit Information:

Type of Permit Action:

Decription of Proposed Modification:

This permit is for:

Issuance of Title V Operating Permit to Peabody Western Coal

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