Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production.
An aerial view of the Black Thunder coal mine, one of the largest coal mines in the world, June 13, 2014. Much of the coal is federally owned and environmentalists question the US governments decision to sell the coal at a time of concern for climate change.
Welcome to the City of Kemmerer Wyoming website! Kemmerer is located in southwest Wyoming and is the County seat for Lincoln County. Kemmerer has over a 100-year history that is steeped in rich stories and journeys including coal mining, railroads, bootlegging and the historic trails.