Utah coal reserves going up for possible sale

Utah coal reserves going up for possible sale

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The federal government is looking at selling more than 40 million tons of high-quality coal reserves in central Utah.

A notice in the Federal Register says the Bureau of Land Management will take public comments Aug. 13 on the fair market value of the Dry Canyon coal reserves, three miles northeast of Helper.

UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Ohio-based Murray Energy Corp., submitted an application for the coal lease.

The reserve is located next to the company's Aberdeen mine.

The BLM says the coal seams on the Dry Canyon tract range from six to 10 feet in thickness.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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