The transaction includes an estimated 40.0 million tons of coal reserves in the West Kentucky No. 9 coal seam and the Onton No. 9 mine located near the city of Sebree, Kentucky.

The underground mining complex currently operates three continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques.

An air shaft is currently under construction which would allow the addition of a fourth continuous mining unit should market conditions warrant increased production from the mine.

Alliance Coal is a subsidiary of Alliance Resource, a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major US utilities and industrial users.