Utah Coal Production, 1948

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Summary Given On Coal Mined During Year 1948

(Helper Journal, March 3, 1949)

Based on figures compiled from reports issued by federal mine inspectors, 23 mines in Carbon and Emery counties produce approximately 30,126 tons of coal per working day and employ some 4,220 men to do the job.

According to the compiled figures, the Horse canyon mine of the Geneva Steel company has the highest employment and the highest production rate of any of the other 22 mines. The Emery county mine employs some 769 men and produces 5500 tons of coal per working day.

The next highest producer is the Hiawatha Nos. 1 and 2 mines of the United States Fuel company which produce 4,756 tons of coal per day with an average employment of 588 miners.

The following is an itemized account of the mines, their daily production and men employed:

Company Mine County Daily Tons Employees
Geneva Steel Horse canyon Emery 5500 769
United States Fuel Hiawatha Carbon 4756 588
Independent Coal and Coke Kenilworth Carbon 3800 550
Utah Fuel Castle Gate Carbon 2317 366
Kaiser Sunnyside Carbon 2200 250
Utah Fuel Sunnyside Carbon 1824 322
Lion Coal Wattis Carbon 1,800 165
Geneva Steel Columbia Carbon 1614 309
Utah Fuel Clear Creek Carbon 1100 131
Spring Canyon Coal Mines Nos. 1 and 4 Carbon 1050 190
Liberty Fuel Latuda Carbon 1000 94
Royal Coal Royal Carbon 800 148
Peerless Sales Peerless Carbon 550 88
Hi-Heat Coal Rains Carbon 500 111
American Fuel Huntington canyon Emery 300 21
McGowan Coal Consumers Carbon 200 14
  Browning mine Emery 200 19
Pacific Coal Maple Creek Carbon 150 24
Western Coal Mutual Carbon 120 18
Vulcan Fuel Rains Carbon 100 10
Carbon Coal Scofield Carbon 90 9
Hardscrabble Coal Helper Carbon 80 14

These figures were taken from the latest [in 1948] federal mine inspector's reports which list the safety measures under the federal mine code complied with by the respective mines, recommendations for further safety measures, and the number of men employed and the daily production tonnage.