Yes. Out of all 50 states, Montana ranks first in Reserve Base, a term meaning the sum of coal in measurement and the indicated resource category of reliabilty. Its reserve base in 119 billion tons. Montana is ranked 5th in production of coal, in 2009 it produced 39.5 million tons.
Currently there are six major coal mines in Montana, five of which mine subbituminous coal, one which mines lignite coal. The subbituminous coal mines are in Big Horn, Rosebud, and Musselshell counties. The lignite mine is in Richland County. You can see their exact locations and contact info for the Montana Coal Council here:
The Montana Coal Council is a nonprofit industry association. Their membership includes “all major coal mine operators, holders of Montana coal reserves, those who ship coal, utilities who use coal, and numerous suppliers and businesses directly and indirectly involved in the coal industry” (MCC).
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