Western Mining

Did You Know?

  • The Kayenta Mine, located on reservation lands in Northeast Arizona, operates through lease agreements with the Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe to supply coal to the Navajo Generating Station in Page, Ariz.

  • Ninety-nine percent of Kayenta’s workforce is Native American. Wages and benefits for a typical miner are more than 10 times higher than the Navajo Nation per capita income.

  • Peabody has developed a unique cultural plant restoration program to reclaim dozens of plants of tribal significance, including juniper, piñon and sage that are used by local residents for religious ceremonies, medicinal purposes and to make dyes for wool.

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13.7
Million
Tons of coal sold from Western operations in 2016
35%
Improvement
In Peabody’s global safety rate since 2012
$1.1
Billion
Direct and indirect economic benefits from Western operations in 2016
535
Employees
Working in the Western region in 2016
6,450
Acres
Coal mined lands restored by Peabody globally in 2016

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company and a Fortune 500 company. The company is also a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents.