Affiliated Companies – Aspen Highwall Mining, LLC
Formed in January of 2008 to contract highwall mine coal for Black Diamond Coal in Floyd County, Kentucky with the #59 machine.
Since 2008, Aspen has mined for IRP which is found in Gilbert, WV and Harold Keene Coal, located in Honaker, VA. In August of 2010, Aspen moved SHM #59 to contract Maple Coal Co. in Fayette and Kanawha counties of West Virginia.
Organized to remove coal by the highwall mining method for various companies.
Companies mined for:
- Black Diamond Mining Company, LLC
- Harold Keene Coal Co, Inc.
- Maple Coal
Operated SHM Machine #59 and auxiliary support equipment leased from affiliated company Contour Highwall Mining, LLC.
Aspen Highwall Mining with the #59 machine set Terex depth record in a 28 inch coal seam of 1030 feet while cutting 33 inches with 98 consecutive holes over 1,000 ft. depth.
Sentinels of Safety Award for Highwall Miner No.59 2008