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Number of mines The term 'Number of mines' as it applies to the area of energy can be defined as ' The number of mines, or mines collocated with preparation plants or tipples, located in a particular geographic area (State or region). If a mine is mining coal across two counties within a State, or across two States, then it is counted as two operations. This is done so that EIA can separate production by State and county'.
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