Good question, Landon. As we can see by the diagram below that shows coal in the US, Virginia doesn’t really have that much. West Virginia, on the other hand, has a lot of coal.
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About 40 million tons of coal are mined each year in Virginia, and estimates of what is left are about 27.7 billion tons. As the diagram provided by jeffb indicates, neighboring states have more reserves of coal.
Virginia does not produce 40 million tons of coal per year; as the ref cited in the other answer indicates, in its history it has produced up to that much on occasion. Current Virginia coal production is 20 to 25 million tons a year. And estimated recoverable reserves are more like 217 million tons, not 27 billion.
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