Knife River Coal Mine & Bucket Site

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Location: Beulah. Scenic overlook located 5km south of Beulah.
Open: All year Mon-Fri after appointment, 24-hour notice required. [2005]
Classification:  Coal Mine (underground lignite mine)
Light: n/a.
Guided tours:  
Address: Knife River, Beulah, Tel: +1-701-873-4333.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:59:03 $


1917first ton of coal produced by Beulah Coal Company in underground mining.
1945MDU Resources Group, Inc. acquired Knife River.
1950underground mining discontinued, lignite production increased dramatically by larger surface mining equipment.
1950smine at Gascoyne, North Dakota, puchsed and a third operation near Sidney, Montana, opened.
1970sBeulah and Gascoyne mines expanded.
2001Knife River sold its coal mining operations.


Knife River Coal Mine was one of the largest underground mines in North Dakota. Between 1917 and 1950 over 10 million tons of coal were mined.

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