Surface Mining

Robindale Energy & Associated Companies | Surface Mining

Caring for the Environment

By cleaning up and restoring the land back to approximate original contour (AOC) or landscape, Robindale Energy has helped to reduce the amount of acid mine drainage, thereby cleaning up hundreds of miles of streams and channels. In areas where the land has been restored for a while, streams have become alive again and able to support plant and
fish life.

Now the predominant form of mining in coal beds, Robindale Energy & Associated Companies uses surface mines to remove the soil and rock overlying mineral deposits for the purpose of extracting coal. A Robindale Energy Associated company, Lehigh Anthracite has the largest surface mining permit in the state of Pennsylvania with 7,500 acres. Robindale Energy & Associated Companies mines in the following counties:

  • Clearfield
  • Centre
  • Schuylkill
  • Carbon
  • Indiana
  • Cambria
  • Somerset
  • Westmoreland
  • Allegheny
  • Bedford

Robindale Energy & Associated Companies surface mines over:

  • 4 million tons per year of waste coal
  • 500,000 tons per year or premium mid vol coking coal
  • 400,000 tons per year of premium sized anthracite

Efficiency of the extraction of coal and restoring disturbed land are top priorities, with safety as the primary concern. These are demonstrated through the use of up-to-date mining equipment and state of the art processes.