The Coal Fields™ provides data on the locations and status of coal leases on public land. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grants individuals and companies coal mining rights on public land. The Coal Fields™ is a source to see where these coal leases are and have been.
The Coal Fields™ is your definitive source for the status and ownership of coal mining leases.
- 1,939 Total Leases
- 49 Pending Leases
- 1,407 Closed Leases
- 14 Expired Leases
- 109 Cancelled Leases
- 5 Relinquished Leases
A Shifting Landscape
New leases are being filed, auctioned, or resold through private sales. While leases change hands, become active or closed, or have new actions filed, we are updating our records to make this information available to everyone. To be alerted whenever one of these updates is released, join our mailing list.
We are changing too. The Coal Fields™ is constantly updating and refining content to make it easier to access and add new, useful features for our users. Have an idea of what you would like to see or explore business opportunities? Contact us!
Energy resources for everyone
The BLM also leases land for a wide variety of other energy types. We share information on public oil and gas drilling leases through The Drillings™.
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Coal Lease News From The Coal Fields™
Learn more about the Bureau of Land Management, Public Land Survey System, and coal leases.
Understanding Lease Ownership
We receive lots of emails from people who find their name or a relative’s name on our site and want to know if this means they have some right to the land listed under that name.
Understanding BLM Administrative Areas
Whether it is filing a lease or researching one, the administering BLM office is going to be the definitive source.
Understanding Location Data
Lease handled by the Bureau of Land Management are not mapped by latitude and longitude, instead, these leases harken back to the Public Land Survey System.
A “township” can refer to two different things. Both are part of the PLSS measurement system but have different uses.