Border of West Virginia and Virginia
Development mining will occur in the thinner Pocahontas No. 3 seam and advance to a point where that seam underlies the thicker Pocahontas No. 4 seam, separated by approximately 65 feet. We plan to drive a slope into the Pocahontas No. 4 seam, which will become the primary production seam.
The Berwind coal reserve is presently mining the Pocahontas No. 3 coal seam and produced approximately 6,000 clean tons in 2017 and expects to produce approximately 90,000 clean tons in 2018. We estimate that the mine life for the Berwind mine is more than 20 years for multiple sections.