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North Jacobs Ranch LBA

Serial Number

WYW-146744 

Applicant

JACOBS RANCH COAL COMPANY

Mine Name

Jacobs Ranch Mine

Application Date

October 2, 1998

Application Tonnage

519 million 

Application Acreage

4,821 acres 

Regional Coal Team Review 

October 27, 1999

Scoping Meeting

October 19, 1999

Draft EA/Draft EIS

July 17, 2000

Hearing

January 17, 2001

Final EA/Final EIS

Environmental Impact Statement for
the North Jacobs Ranch Coal Lease Application

Record of Decision Signed 

November 28, 2001 

Coal Offered-Amount

4,982.24 acres537,542,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8,792

Ash
5.46%

Sulfur
.45%

Moisture
27.4%

NA
1.29%

Strip Ratio
3.5 to 1 bcy/ton

Sale Date

January 16, 2002

Number of Bidders

2 Jacobs Ranch Coal Co. & Arch Coal Co.

Bids Received

 $379,504,652

 

$324,007,864.95

$76,171.49 acre 

 

$65,032.57 acre

$.706 ton

 

$.603 ton

Bid Accepted - Jacobs Ranch

Bid Rejected - Black Thunder

Lease Effective

May 1, 2002