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Belle Ayr North LBA

Serial Number

WYW-161248 

Applicant

RAG

Mine Name

Belle Ayr Mine

Application Date

July 6, 2004

Application Tonnage

200 million

Application Acreage

1,579 acres 

Regional Coal Team Review

April 27, 2005 

Scoping Meeting

April 11, 2007 

Draft EA/Draft EIS

 October 24, 2008

Hearing

 November 19, 2008

Final EA/Final EIS

August 20, 2009

Record of Decision Signed

 July 30, 2010

Coal Offered-Amount

1671.03 acres

221,734,800 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8542

Ash
4.92% 

Sulfur
.34% 

 

NA

Strip Ratio
4.2:1 to bcy/ton

Sale Date

 July 13, 2011

Number of Bidders

2
Alpha Wyoming Land Company
BTU Western Resources Inc

Bids Received

$173,396,613.60 - Alpha 
(Belle Ayr Mine)


210,648,060 -BTU (Caballo Mine)

$103,766.30/ acre





$126,058.80/acre

$ .782/ton-Alpha(Belle Ayr Mine)



$.95/ton-BTU (Caballo Mine)

Alpha(Belle Ayr Mine), Bid
Rejected


BTU (Caballo
Mine), Bid
Accepted

Lease Effective

November 1, 2011 


 
Last updated: 06-13-2012