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Kayenta

Some of the reclamation land is used to grow herbs for ceremonial and medicinal use.

Some of the reclamation land is used to grow herbs for ceremonial and medicinal use.

The resultant land is up to 20 times more productive than before. The reservation communities decide to what use they wish the land returned. Most is used for grazing of sheep or cattle.

The resultant land is up to 20 times more productive than before. The reservation communities decide to what use they wish the land returned. Most is used for grazing of sheep or cattle.

Mining at Kayenta begins with the removal and storage of topsoil. After the coal beneath the topsoil is mined, the soil is returned, recontoured, amended, and reseeded.

Mining at Kayenta begins with the removal and storage of topsoil. After the coal beneath the topsoil is mined, the soil is returned, recontoured, amended, and reseeded.

Peabody’s environmental and community practices on Black Mesa are recognized as a world model for sustainability. In addition to numerous other environmental awards, Peabody was honored at the prestigious Energy Globe Awards in Brussels, Belgium.

Peabody’s environmental and community practices on Black Mesa are recognized as a world model for sustainability.

The nearby Black Mesa coal mine suspended operations in 2005. Based on input from the tribes, range was reclaimed for traditional use such as grazing and native plant cultivation.

The nearby Black Mesa coal mine suspended operations in 2005. Based on input from the tribes, range was reclaimed for traditional use such as grazing and native plant cultivation.

A conveyor brings coal from the Kayenta mine to the electric automatic unit railroad where it is transported to the Navajo Generating Station at Page, Arizona.

A conveyor brings coal from the Kayenta mine to the electric automatic unit railroad where it is transported to the Navajo Generating Station at Page, Arizona.

The high-quality, low sulfur coal is sub-bituminous with an average quality of 11,000 Btu. Kayenta produces about 7 to 8 million tons annually. The cumulative economic benefit to the reservation communities is estimated at $3 billion.

The high-quality, low sulfur coal is sub-bituminous with an average quality of 11,000 Btu. Kayenta produces about 7 to 8 million tons annually.

For over 40 years Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company, has mined coal at the Kayenta mine in northern Arizona in central Navajo County.All production is from the Black Mesa area on land leased from the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe.

For over 40 years Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company, has mined coal at the Kayenta mine in northern Arizona in central Navajo County.All production is from the Black M