Kayenta Mine

Quick Facts

MINE TYPE

Surface

LOCATION

Northeast Arizona

COAL TYPE

Thermal

MINING METHOD

Dragline, truck/shovel

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’s Arizona operations have earned numerous awards for industry-leading efforts to reclaim mined lands in a manner that also preserves cultural ways.

More Info

5.8
Million
Tons of coal sold from the Kayenta Mine in 2016
35%
Improvement
In Peabody’s global safety rate since 2012
$430
Million
Direct and indirect economic benefits from the mine in 2016
340
Employees
Working at the Kayenta Mine 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.