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Thundercloud LBA

Serial Number

WYW-136458

Applicant

KERR-MCGEE COAL CORPORATION

Mine Name

Jacob's Ranch Mine

Application Date

April 14, 1995

Application Tonnage

427 million

Application Acreage

3,396 acres

Regional Coal Team Review 

April 23, 1996

Scoping Meeting

June 27, 1996

Draft EA/Draft EIS

August 1997

Hearing

October 8, 1997

Final EA/Final EIS

Final EIS for the Powder River Coal Lease Application (WYW16142) &
Thundercloud Coal Lease Application (WYW136458)

Record of Decision Signed

July 30, 1998

Coal Offered-Amount

3,545.503 acres412,000,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb 8,810

Ash
4.48

Sulfur
.34%

Moisture
 
27.93%

NA
1.45%

Strip Ratio
2.57 to 1 bcy/ton

Sale Date

October 1, 1998

Number of Bidders

2 - Jacobs Ranch Coal & Black Thunder

Bids Received

$124,113,546
 $158,000,008.50
$35,001/acre
$44,557.245/acre
$.3012/ton
$.3835/ton

Bid Rejected - Jacobs Ranch Coal
Bid Accepted - Black Thunder

Lease Effective

January 1999