Spring Creek

Big Horn County, MT


Spring Creek Mine began coal shipments in 1980 with a permitted mining capacity of 36 million tons per year. Current mining involves a single coal seam 80-feet thick. Mining is carried out primarily by dragline operations, with truck/shovel operations utilized to move coal. Spring Creek has been consistently exporting coal to Asia since 2002.

Spring Creek Mine Key Facts

Type of Coal: 9,350 Btu Thermal Coal

Type of Mine: Surface

Typical Annual Production: 10-15 million tons annually

Storage capacity (processed): 30,000 tons

Rail Service: BNSF

Rail Loading Point: NERCO Junction, MT

Rail Loading Capabilities: 1.5 mile Full loop, 4 rail sidings, 5 unit-train capacity


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