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Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

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Jurisdiction: Coal Mining

List of Companies


Beulah Mine

Location:
East and west of ND Highway 49, three miles south of Beulah, Mercer and Oliver Counties
Established:
1963; expanded to its present capability in late 1970s
Owner/Operator:
Dakota Westmoreland Corporation (a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal Company)
Approximate Tons Mined Per Year
3,000,000
Customers:
  • Coyote Station (mine-mouth facility)
  • Heskett Station, Mandan (coal is shipped by rail to this facility)
Remarks:
The Beulah Mine was formerly owned and operated by the Knife River Corporation. In May of 2001 Knife River sold the mine to Dakota Westmoreland. The Beulah Mine also sells oil-treated stoker coal to smaller retail customers.
Mine Office:
Dakota Westmoreland Corporation
Beulah Mine
PO Box 39
Beulah ND 58523-0039
701.873.4333
Home Office:
Westmoreland Coal Company
9540 Maroon Circle
Englewood CO 80112
303.922.6463
Website: http://westmoreland.com

Center Mine

Location:
South of Center, south of ND Highway 25, Oliver County
Established:
1970
Owner/Operator:
BNI Coal, Ltd. (a subsidiary of ALLETE, formerly Minnesota Power and Light)
Approximate Tons Mined Per Year
4,000,000
Customers:
  • Minnkota Power Cooperative (mine-mouth facility)
  • Center Coal Company (mine-mouth facility)
Remarks:
The Center Coal Company crushes the lignite it receives from BNI and then re-sells oil-treated stoker coal and lump coal to smaller retail customers.
Mine Office:
BNI Coal, Ltd.
Center Mine
2360 35th Ave SW
Center ND 58530-9499
701.794.8734
Home Office:
BNI Coal, Ltd.
1637 Burnt Boat Drive
PO Box 897
Bismarck ND 58502-0897
701.222.8828
Website: http://www.bnicoal.com

Falkirk Mine

Location:
Directly south of Underwood, east and west of US Highway 83, McLean County
Established:
1977
Owner/Operator:
Falkirk Mining Company (a subsidiary of The North American Coal Corporation)
Approximate Tons Mined Per Year
7,000,000
Customer:
Great River Energy's Coal Power Creek (mine-mouth facility)
Mine Office:
Falkirk Mining Company
PO Box 1087
Underwood ND 58576-1087
701.442.5751
Website: http://www.nacoal.com/operations/falkirk.html

Freedom Mine

Location:
North of Beulah and Hazen, Mercer County
Established:
1978
Owner/Operator:
Coteau Properties Company (a subsidiary of The North American Coal Corporation)
Approximate Tons Mined Per Year:
14,000,000
Customers:
  • Dakota Gasification Company (mine-mouth facility)
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Antelope Valley Power Station, Stanton (mine-mouth facility)
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative's Leland Olds Power Station, Stanton (coal is shipped by rail to this facility)
Mine Office:
Freedom Mine
204 County Road 15
Beulah ND 58523
701.873.2281
Website: http://www.nacoal.com/operations/coteau.html

Page/Perkins.Thompkins Mine *(Leonardite Mine)

Location:
Between Reeder and Gascoyne, south US Highway 12, Bowman County
Established:
1950s
Owner/Operator:
American Colloid Company
Tons Mined Per Year:
70,000
Remarks:
The leonardite is trucked to American Colloid's processing plant located south of US Highway 12 between Reeder and Gascoyne. The leonardite is crushed, dried and then shipped for processing into soil amendments and use in other products.
Home Office:
American Colloid Company
HCR 69 Box 135
Belle Fourche SD 57717
307.896.3305
Mine Office:
American Colloid Company
PO Box 158Highway 12
Reeder ND 58649-0158
701.275.8201

Stony Creek Mine *(Leonardite Mine)

Location:
3 miles east of Williston, Williams County
Established:
2008
Owner/Operator:
Leonardite Products, LLC
Approximate Tons Mined Per Year:
15,000
Customer:
The leonardite is crushed, dried and shipped out for processing into soil amendments and use in other products.
Home Office:
Leonardite Products, Inc.
501 East Broadway
Williston ND 58801
701.572.7659
Website: http://www.leonarditeproducts.com

* Leonardite is an oxidized form of lignite, high in humic and fulvic acids. It burns poorly or not at all and is not mined for use as a fuel.

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