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Eagle Butte West LBA

Serial Number

WYW-155132

Applicant

 RAG 

Mine Name

Eagle Butte Mine 

Application Date

December 28, 2001 - original
October 16, 2003 - modified

Application Tonnage

approx. 200 million - original
approx. 238 million - modified

Application Acreage

1,642.59 acres - original
1,397.64 acres - modified

Regional Coal Team Review

 May 30, 2002 (Casper) & April 27, 2005 (Gillette)

Scoping Meeting

May 17, 2005 

Draft EA/Draft EIS

 October 20, 2006

Hearing

 November 14, 2006

Final EA/Final EIS

August 22, 2007 

Record of Decision Signed 

October 18, 2007 

Coal Offered-Amount

1,427 acres255, 000,000 tons

Coal Offered-Quality

Btu/lb
8,434

Ash
**%

Sulfur
0.4%

Moisture
**%

NA

Strip Ratio
2.9:1 bcy/ton

Sale Date

February 20, 2008 

Number of Bidders

1 - RAG

Bids Received

$180,540,000.00$126,448.938/acre.708/ton

Bid Accepted - Eagle Butte Mine

Lease Effective

 May 1, 2008