Coal Operations

Kentucky River Properties holdings in the Central Appalachian Coal Basin are located primarily in the southeastern Kentucky counties of Perry, Knott, Letcher, Leslie, Breathitt, Clay and Harlan Counties.

Our properties currently consist of more than 300,000 acres of mineral or fee properties, containing a resource base of nearly 500 million tons of potentially recoverable coal. Our reserves can be mined by both the surface and underground mining methods. Typical coal seams in the basin include multiple seams of high quality Central App coal with average Btu content of 12,500.

KRP leases out it’s mineral holdings to coal production companies on a royalty basis. KRP maintains areas for potential development and seeks to expand operations into these areas.

Highwall Miner Operation on Sassafras Creek