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West Antelope LBA

Serial Number

WYW-151643

Applicant

KENNECOTT

Mine Name

Antelope Mine

Application Date 

September 12, 2000

Application Tonnage

292.5 million

Application Acreage

3,500.84 acres

Regional Coal Team Review 

October 25, 2000

Scoping Meeting 

October 10, 2001

Draft EA/Draft EIS 

February 7, 2003

Hearing 

March 4, 2002

Final EA/Final EIS

Final South Powder River Basin  Coal Environmental Impact Statement

Record of Decision Signed  

October 25, 2004

Coal Offered-Amount

2,809.13 acres

194,961,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8,858

Ash
***

Sulfur
.23%

Moisture
***

NA
1.86%

Strip Ratio
3.0 to 1 bcy/ton

Sale Date

November 15, 2004

Number of Bidders

1 - Kennecott

Bids Received

$146,311,000

$52,084.09/acre

$.75/ ton

Bid Accepted - Antelope Mine

Lease Effective

March 1, 2005