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South Hilight Field LBA

Serial Number

WYW-174596

Applicant

ARK LAND COMPANY

Mine Name

Black Thunder Mine

Application Date

October 7, 2005
May 19, 2008 (date split)

Application Tonnage

266 million

Application Acreage

1,976.69 acres

Regional Coal Team Review

  April 19, 2006

Scoping Meeting

 July 24, 2007

Draft EA/Draft EIS

June 26, 2009

Hearing

July 29, 2009

Final EA/Final EIS

 July 30, 2010

Record of Decision Signed

 March 1, 2011

Coal Offered-Amount

1,976.69 acres

222,676,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
9,011

Ash
4.28%

Sulfur
.27%

Moisture
26.71%

NA
%

Strip Ratio
 4.2:1 to bcy/ton

Sale Date

 December 14, 2011

Number of Bidders

1
Arch Coal Co. (Black Thunder Mine)

Bids Received


$300,001,011.66 

$ acre
$151,769.40/acre

$ ton
$1.3476/ton

 
Bid Accepted

Lease Effective

May 1, 2012