Coal Creek


Arch Coal Inc.

Mine Contact

Jim Comer (307) 464-2425


Southern Powder River Basin (26 miles northeast of Wright, Wyoming in Campbell County)

Rail Loading Point

Coal Creek Junction, Wyoming

Background on Mine

Coal Creek is situated on one of the richest coal regions of the United States. Coal Creek has a production capacity of 15 million tons per year. The mine has two separate coal seams, ranging from 5 to 30 feet in thickness. Total reserves are in excess of 290 million tons. The first shipment was in May 1982.

Mine Type


Annual Production (2001

Mine is idle.

Current Annual Production Capacity

Mine is idle.

Rail Loading Point Storage Capacity

25,000 tons

Loadout Description and/or Configuration

Unit train, one loop track; two over-the-track silos.

Weighing System

Batch system

System Used to Assure Maximum Loading Per Car

Kanawha Scales: systems batch weigh system.

Loading Rate per Hour

10,000 tons

Storage Recharge Rate

2,500 tons per hour

Load Track Configuration and Capacity

One loop track, can hold three unit trains on track.

Loading Mode

Kanawha batch weighing system

Maximum Cars Per Train

135 cars

Washing Capability


Coal Specifications

Sub-bituminous coal, 8,375 Btu/lb., 0.33% Sulphur

composition analysis (%) 
Moisture 30.0
Ash 5.50
Volatile Matter 28.0-32.5
Fixed Carbon 30.0-34.0
Fusion Temperature of ash (°F) 
Initial Deformation 2,000-2,110
Fluid 2,150-2,250