The mine provided coal for Arizona Public Service's Cholla Generating Station at Joseph City, Arizona; Salt River Project's Coronado Generating Station in Saint Johns, Arizona; Tucson Electric Power Company's H. Wilson Sundt Generating Station in Tucson, Arizona; AbitibiBowater's Abitibi Snowflake Power Plant in Snowflake, Arizona; and Arizona Electric Power Cooperative's Apache Generating Station in Benson, Arizona.
In September 2009 Chevron Mining officials announced that operations at the mine would stop altogether by December 2009. Chevron had announced a few years ago that the McKinley lease would be mined out by 2009 or 2010. The Navajo Tribe had comprised 86 percent of the workforce at McKinley Mine.
- Operator: Chevron Mining
- Owner: Chevron
- Location:near Old Mine RD, Window Rock, New Mexico
- GPS coordinates: 35.665943,-108.932533
- Production: 3,644,085 tons (2007)
- Type of coal:
- Mine type: Surface
- Number of employees: 214
Chevron Mining Inc.
116 Inverness Dr.East, Ste. 207
Englewood, Colorado 80112
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- "Coal: Moving Technology Forward", Chevron website, accessed June 2009.
- "McKinley Mine" New Mexico Coal Mines Query, November 2009
- Bill Donovan,"McKinley Mine to cease operations in December" The Navajo Times Online, September 24, 2009
- Deborah Dasch,"The Many Faces of Mining" MiningVoice, accessed November 2009