Where are the richest deposits of coal in America?

yosh
Asked Nov 18, 2009
Edited Nov 19, 2009
I think that would be Wyoming.

Twenty-seven states produce coal. The major coal-producing states are (in descending order as of 2000, with annual production in thousands of short tons):

- Wyoming (338,900).
- West Virginia (158,257)
- Kentucky (130,688)
- Pennsylvania (74,619)
- Texas (49,498)
- Montana (38,352)
- Illinois (33,444)
- Virginia (32,834)
- North Dakota (31,270)
- Colorado (29,137) (see Coal mining in Colorado)
- Indiana (27,965)
- New Mexico (27,323)
- Utah (26,656)
- Ohio (22,269)
- Alabama (19,324)
- Arizona (13,111)

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining_in_the_United_States
Ryan
Answered Nov 18, 2009

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