The Buchanan Fuel Krypton Loadout was 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. Coal would be transferred from the mine to a conveyor which led to a stacking tube. The coal would then be dumped down the tube onto an even surface where it was pushed into a conveyor. Coal would be analyzed for impurities and moved to a flood-loader. The loader would funnel the coal into a 100-car siding for the railroad.
The Krypton mine operated until 2002. 2