La Plata Competitive Coal Lease
Westmoreland San Juan Mining LLC et al.
La Plata Competitive Coal Lease is a 1,964.15-acre authorized coal lease in San Juan, New Mexico owned by Westmoreland San Juan Mining LLC.
Ownership and use of this lease is overseen by the Bureau of Land Management's Farmington Field Office under the serial number NMNM 0315559. The last action for this lease occurred on August 1, 2023. Information on the lease was last updated on October 1, 2019.
This Nonreg Competitive Coal Lease by Application falls under U.S. Code Title 30 Mineral Lands and Mining; Section 181; Statute 041; Page 0438. Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. An Act to Promote the Mining of Coal, Phosphate, Oil, Oil Shale, Gas, and Sodium on the Public Domain.. (1920-02-25)
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** The lease central point is based on an average of the lease's bounding box(es) and does not necessarily fall on the claim itself.
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