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Crandall Canyon Mine

Active Operation, Permit ACT/015/032

The Crandall Canyon Mine is located in Huntington Canyon on the eastern edge of the Wasatch Plateau Coal Field approximately 16 miles west of Huntington, Utah in Emery County. The permit area encompasses over 5,000 acres with a combination of fee land, and federal and state leases. The mine is entirely within the Manti-LaSal National Forest, and conducts its surface operations on 10 acres of disturbed land.

Historically mining was conducted in the area from November of 1939 to September of 1955, using the room and pillar method. Mining was resumed in 1983 by Genwal Coal Company with production ranging from 100,000 to 230,000 tons per year. In 1989, the mine was purchased by NEICO, and in 1990, IPA purchased a 50% interest. A continuous haulage system was incorporated into the room and pillar mining method in 1991, allowing an increase in production ranging from 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 tons per year. In March 1995, the mine was transferred to Genwal Resources, Inc. which is owned by IPA and Andalex Resources, Inc. A longwall was installed midyear of 1995 and production was just over 2,000,000 tons. A longwall was purchased in 1997 to increase production from 2,500,000 tons to 3,500,000 tons per year. A new loadout facility was also built in 1997 to facilitate the production increase.

The acquisition of additional federal leases in the future will extend the life of the mine, and new portals on the south side of the canyon will be constructed to facilitate access.


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