North Antelope/Rochelle Complex


Peabody Group (Powder River Coal Company)

Mine Contact

Greg Dundas (307) 464-4701

Rail Loading Point

NACCO Junction, Wyoming

Background on Mine

The North Antelope loadout began commercial operations in 1983. The mine uses a combination of trucks and shovels and a dragline for overburden removal. Coal is crushed to 2"x0" and sold on a raw basis. Coal seam thickness is 65 feet.

Mine Type


Recoverable Reserves

1,375 million tons

Current Annual Production Capacity

70 million tons

Rail Loading Point Storage Capacity

North Antelope Loadout: 45,000 tons

Loadout Description and/or Configuration

North Antelope Loadout: Loop track with three 15,000-ton silos over track.

Weighing System

Computerized batch weigh bin system

Loading Rate per Hour

6,600 tons

Load Track Configuration and Capacity

Loop track with twelve 12,000-ton unit train capacity

Maximum Cars Per Train

115+ cars

Coal Specifications

Sub-bituminous, 8,800 Btu/lb., 0.21 - 0.24% Sulphur

proximate Analysis (%)
  As Received
Moisture 27.2 - 28.0
Ash 4.5 - 4.7