Arch Coal Inc. has commenced development of a new, world-class longwall mine in Barbour County, West Virginia, USA, that will produce an estimated 3 million tons of premium, High-Vol A coking coal annually for sale into an undersupplied global marketplace. The new mine, Leer South, will be similar in virtually every respect to Arch’s existing Leer longwall mine, and will operate in the same 200-million-ton reserve base as the Leer operation. The Leer mine is widely regarded as one of the lowest-cost, highest-quality and highest-margin coking coal mines in the U.S. coking coal industry, according to Arch Coal.
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