Elk Creek Coal Company Preparation Plant

Industrial / West Virginia

The Elk Creek Coal Company Preparation Plant is a former coal preparation plant in Emmett, West Virginia.

Emmett is a former company town owned by the Elk Creek Coal Company, which was later acquired by the Guyan Eagle Coal Company. 1 Much of the town was later demolished to make way for a mountaintop mining site.

The preparation plant was separately owned by the Island Creek Coal Company to process coal that came out of their No. 10 mine. 1 The Consolidated Coal Company (Consol) later purchased it, which became their Elk Creek Preparation Plant, and was active until 1997 when the adjoining coal reserves were exhausted.

  1. DellaMea, Chris. “Misc. Logan Field.” Coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains. 27 Oct. 2005.