Warrior 282 LLC gets permit for new Alabama coal mine

The Alabama Surface Mining Commission on Nov. 8 issued a permit to Warrior 282 LLC for the 167-acre Warrior No. 1 strip mine, to be located in Jefferson County.

A geology report that accompanied the permit application shows that targeted for mining are the Lick Creek seam (average of 1 foot of thickness in the permit area), the Jefferson seam (2.3 feet) and the Black Creek seam (1.6 feet). The lowermost seam, the Black Creek, averages about 164 feet underground within the permit area.

There is one permitted deep mine, Pilot Coal Inc.’s Warrior No. 1 mine, within the permit area for this new surface mine. There are also a couple of permitted exploration pits within the permit area or nearby.

The Warrior No. 1 mine was listed in the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration database on Nov. 6, with August Eltz III listed by MSHA as the controlling party for Warrior 282 LLC. This is the only mine currently registered with that agency under that company name. There is a #1 deep mine for Pilot Coal in Jefferson County that is listed by MSHA as abandoned, with last production in 1986.

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