Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout - Abandoned

Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout

The Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout is located near a small surface coal mine in Kyrpton, Kentucky.

Constructed in 1975,1 the Krypton surface mine was initially operated by Buchanan Fuel, Inc., with a permit number of 897-6027. Coal would be transferred from the mine to a conveyor which led to a stacking tube. The coal would be dumped down the tube onto an even surface where it was then pushed into a conveyor. Coal would then by analyzed for impurities and moved to a flood-loader. The loader would then funnel the coal into a 100-car siding for the railroad.

The Krypton mine operated until 2002.2 It may reopen in the future under the International Coal Group with a permitting number of 897-8043.3

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