American Resources Corporation is a diversified energy company focused on the extraction, processing, transportation and of selling specialty coal qualities serving the metallurgical, industrial, pulverized coal injection (PCI), and premium thermal coal markets. The company is primarily focused on the Central Appalachian coal basin of eastern Kentucky.

The company’s business model is to capitalize on the changing coal markets to redefine how to create efficient coal mining operations to thrive and prosper in an industry that has less scale and production. By adjusting its operations to fit the market, American Resources Corporation is able to be flexible and dynamic to adjust rapidly to expanding and contracting coal markets.
"American Resources Corporation is not just another commodity-based company; we are building the next generation of mining companies utilizing strict discipline of performance, productivity and safety. The key to our success is the operating culture our team embraces that thrives on efficiency and accountability, enabling the company to capitalize on all market cycles."
MARK C. JENSEN
Chief executive officer & chairman of The board
As a key component to its operating strategy, American Resources Corporation places a high importance on being a diversified, low-cost coal producer. As a result, the Company is able to successfully operate in markets of both low coal prices, where competitors have typically struggled, and in markets of expanding coal prices.

The Company is a growth-oriented business targeting both organic growth and acquisition opportunities of both stable operations and turn around projects with a high return on capital. The company currently has over 300 company & contractor employees.
our core principles
Low Cost Operator
Safety & Compliance
Growth Oriented Turnaround Team
Our operations
American Resources operates three coal mining complexes located primarily within Pike, Knott, and Letcher counties, Kentucky, with an additional mining operation located in Sullivan and Greene counties, Indiana. American Resources mines and sells metallurgical, industrial, pulverized coal injection (PCI), and premium thermal coals from the Central Appalachian Basin (CAPP).
McCoy Elkhorn Coal
McCoy Elkhorn Coal is located in Pike County, Kentucky and currently has two operating underground mines within the Glamorgan and Alma coal seams, with additional mines in development in the Alma, Cedar Grove and Pond Creek coal seams. McCoy Elkhorn mines and sells metallurgical coal, and utilizes its two state-of-the-art processing facilities with a combined capacity of 1,300 tons-per-hour, and batch-weight loadouts on the CSX railroad.
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Deane Mining
Deane Mining is located in Letcher County, Kentucky and utilizes both surface and underground mining methods primarily in the Elkhorn 3, Hazard 4, and Hazard 4 Rider coal seams, with additional mines in development in the Elkhorn 2, Elkhorn 3, and Hazard 4 coal seams. Deane Mining produces and sells PCI, industrial, and high-grade thermal coals, and utilizes its 800 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weight loadout on the CSX railroad.
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Knott County Coal
Knott County Coal is located primarily in Knott County, Kentucky and will utilize both surface and underground mining methods in the Lower Elkhorn, Elkhorn 2, Elkhorn 3, Elkhorn 3 Rider, Hazard 4, Hazard 4 Rider, and Amburgey coal seams.  Knott County Coal will mine and sell PCI, industrial, and high-grade thermal coals, and utilize its 400 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weightloadout on the CSX railroad.
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Gold Star Mine
ERC Mining Indiana Corporation operates the Gold Star Mine and is located in Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana and consists of a box-cut underground mine accessing approximately 54.9 million tons of high-grade, low sulfur coal within the Indiana IV and Indiana III coal seams.  The Gold Star Mine utilizes its 170 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weight loadout on the Indiana Rail Road.
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Latest press releases
American Resources Corporation Records Record Revenue for August 2018
September 10, 2018
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American Resources Corporation Secures Coal Processing and Transloading Agreement
August 2, 2018
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