Blackhawk Mining, LLC was formed in 2010 to acquire and operate idled coal reserves, mines, preparation plant and loading facilities formerly owned by Black Diamond Mining in Floyd County, Kentucky. Blackhawk operates a combination of underground continuous miner sections and contour surface mines with a high wall miner in high quality Elkhorn #1, #2, #3 and Fireclay coal seams. Production is processed through a 900 ton-per-hour preparation plant and 120 car unit train loading facility served by CSXT Railroad at Spurlock, KY.

  • 56,600 acres of minerals controlled in Floyd and Magoffin counties, Kentucky
  • 97 million tons of proven and probable reserves.
  • 25.2 million tons estimated recovery in mnes already in operations.
  • Reserves consist of 13 coal seams of the Pennsylvanian-Age Breathitt formation (formed approx. 300-320 million years ago).
  • High volatilty, low medium sulfur content with pockets of Stoker and PC quality reserves.
  • Permits by Status:
    Issued, Active: 10
    Issued, Inactive: 28
    Pending Approval: 3