Near Scofield, Utah in Carbon County
Rail Loading Point
Background on Mine
The Skyline mines complex is currently producing approximately 5 million tons per year. The complex includes three mines, which produce coal using continuous miners as well as longwall mining methods.
The entire complex involves the development of 6,400 acres of federal and county leases encompassing 270 million tons of total reserves in three major seams.
The mines share common surface facilities, including crushing, loading and conveyor systems, storage silos, offices, maintenance and analytical lab facilities. The train loading facility is a weigh bin flood loading system allowing 10,000 tons to be loaded within two hours.
Skyline produces high grade steam coal, and both oiled and unoiled stoker coal.
Underground/Drift/ Longwall/Room and Pillar
70 million tons
Current Annual Production Capacity
5.5 million tons
Rail Loading Point Storage Capacity
Preload: 30,000 tons in two 15,000 ton silos
350,000 tons total
Loadout Description and/or Configuration
Two 15,000 ton preload silos supply high-speed belts feeding a surge bin, which in turn supplies an over-track flood-loading weigh bin.
Flood loading weigh-bin system
Loading Rate per Hour
6,000 tons, 110-car unit train in two hours.
Load Track Configuration and Capacity
Single-ended 100-car empty track extends from double-ended 100-car load track which parallels the main track. Main track used as a runaround.
Plug. Downgrade coupled load-in-motion with train in buff against locomotive.Train
Maximum Cars Per Train
11,700 Btu/lb., 0.45% Sulphur
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|Hardgrove Grindability Index||48|
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