HIAWATHA MINE 
 
Permit Number: C0070011 
CARBON County,Utah 
 
Site Summary 
The Hiawatha Mine is currently not producing coal from the underground mine. Coal fines are being recovered from one of the slurry ponds at the present time.

The Hiawatha Mines Complex is located on the east side of the Wasatch Plateau Coal Field, approximately 15 miles southwest of Price, Utah. The permit area encompasses over 12,000 acres and is located south of the Star Point Mines. Federal coal leases as well as fee coal are involved with this mine complex. All underground mining has ceased, the portals are sealed, and reclamation was initiated on the refuse pile and continues. The permit for this mine complex was transferred from the U.S. Fuel Company to Hiawatha Coal Company on December 12, 1997. Presently, a total of 106.5 acres of reclaimed acreage is under consideration for Phase I bond release.
 
 
Site Description 
The Hiawatha Mines Complex is a consolidation of several old mining operations: the King, the Hiawatha, the Blackhawk, and the Mohrland Coal mines which began operating in the early 1900ís. U.S. Fuel Company organized in 1915, and began operating in 1916 when it took over the properties of the Consolidation Fuel Company, all of which were located within the current permit boundary.

Large portions of the permit area have been mined by the room and pillar technique: the King 4 (A and B Seams), the King 5 (B Seam), the King 6 (A and Hiawatha Seams), the King 7 (Hiawatha Seam), and the King 8 (Upper Seam).
 
 
Last Updated: Feb 17 2009 02:56PM 
By: ssteab