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Coal Maps & Data


This page contains links to maps, Google Earth files, GIS datasets, and publications describing the locations of coal resources and mining activity in Wyoming.

Summary Report

Wyomings Coal Resources
Download the 2015 Wyoming's Coal Resources Summary Report.


Maps

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Coal Map of Wyoming
Download the 2011 WSGS Coal Map of Wyoming.

WY Coal MinesWyoming Active Coal Mining Map
View Wyoming coal mines, power plants, and coal resources in Google Earth.

View or Purchase
The Coal Map of Wyoming and other WSGS coal publications can be viewed or purchased online.

1951 USGS Map 1951 USGS Coal Fields Map
Download the USGS 1951 Coal Fields Map of Wyoming.


Data

GIS iconGIS Data
Downloadable GIS coal and coalbed methane datasets available from WSGS.

Excel iconQuarterly Coal Production
Download an Excel file containing Wyoming's quarterly coal mine production and employment according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (Last update: first quarter, 2018).

Excel iconWY National Coal Resources Data System Stratigraphic Data
Download an Excel file containing the Wyoming NCRDS stratigraphic data entered since 2013.

Coal Mining Diagrams

Surface Mine Surface mining
Surface mining
Download a diagram showing surface mining methods used by coal mines today. Illustration by James Rodgers.



Underground Mine Underground mining
Underground mining
Download a diagram showing underground coal mining showing a long wall operation. Illustration by James Rodgers.

Click here for additional resources list

Consensus Revenue Estimating Group
http://eadiv.state.wy.us/creg/

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality
http://deq.wyoming.gov/

Wyoming Mining Association
http://www.wyomingmining.org/

Wyoming Mines Inspection and Safety
http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/workers/mines/

U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://www.eia.gov/

U.S. Geological Survey
http://www.usgs.gov/

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
http://www.osmre.gov/

Mineral Information Institute
http://www.mineralseducationcoalition.org/

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en.html

University of Wyoming, School of Energy Resources
http://www.uwyo.edu/ser/

Contact:
Kelsey Kehoe (307) 766-2286 Ext. 233