American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ: AREC) is a next generation, socially responsible, supplier of raw materials to the new infrastructure market. The products we produce go to produce steel, alloys, metals and used in the critical elements fields to support global development and socio-economic progress to create a more efficient economic environment.

As a consolidator of distressed mining assets we have focused on developing the high value assets (metallurgical carbon, specialty alloy stoker, recycled metals and critical elements) while reclaiming the thermal coal mines (used for electricity generation).

The company's operations are based in the Central Appalachian basin of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia where premium quality metallurgical products, heavy rare earth oxides and critical elements are located.

The company’s business model is based on running a streamlined, simplified and efficient operating platform to economically deliver products to meet our customers’ demands. By running operations with low or no legacy costs, American Resources Corporation works to maximize margins for our investors while being able to scale its operations to meet the growth of the global infrastructure market.
"American Resources Corporation is utilizes its complete asset base to maximize returns to our investors in the new infrastructure market. The world is changing rapidly and with change is new opportunity to build modern and efficient infrastructure. The key to our success is the operating culture our team embraces that thrives on efficiency, safety 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 provider of metallurgical carbon, PCI, metal sales and critical elements to the overall infrastructure marketplace. As a result, the Company is able to successfully operate and thrive in all market cycles.

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 is the process of expanding its workforce to over 500 company & contractor employees.
our core principles
Low Cost Operator
Safety & Compliance
Growth Oriented Turnaround Team
Our operations
American Resources operates five complexes located primarily within Pike, Perry, Knott, and Letcher Counties in Kentucky and Wyoming County in West Virginia. American Resources focus is on producing metallurgical carbon, PCI and specially alloy metal product from the Central Appalachian Basin (CAPP) as well as metal sales to the electric arc furnace and blast furnace marketplaces.
American Metals
American Metals is an aggregator and processor of used steel and metal products to be recycled and reprocessed into new steel and other metal products. The company has the ability to ship to electric arc furnaces and blast furnaces via rail, barge or truck throughout the United States and internationally.
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American Rare Earth
ARE is located throughout Eastern Kentucky where we analyze, develop and capture rare earth elements and rare earth concentrates for sale and/or further processing. Our region possesses unique deposits that have minimal thorium exposure and separation / collection is completed via an environmental friendly process.
McCoy Elkhorn Coal
MEC is located in Pike County, Kentucky and currently has operating underground mines within the Glamorgan and Alma seams, with additional mines in development in the Alma, Cedar Grove and Pond Creek seams. MEC mines and sells metallurgical carbon, 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 seams, with additional mines in development in the Elkhorn 2 & 3, and Hazard 4 seams. Deane Mining is a PCI complex for the steel industry, and utilizes its 800 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weight loadout on the CSX railroad.
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Knott County Coal
KCC is located primarily in Knott County, Kentucky and will utilize both surface and underground mining methods in the Lower Elkhorn, Elkhorn 2, 3 & 3 Rider, Hazard 4 & 4 Rider, and Amburgey seams.  KCC will mine and sell PCI and industrial product to the infrastructure industry and utilize its 400 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weight loadout on the CSX railroad.
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Perry County Resources
Perry County Resources operates the E4-2 Mine and is located in Hazard, Kentucky and consists of a slope mine able to produce 1.4 million tons of PCI, specially alloy metal and industrial products.  The complex utilizes its 1,300 ton-per-hour preparation plant and batch-weight loadout on the CSX Rail Road.
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Wyoming County Coal
WCC is located in Wyoming County, West Virginia and will utilize surface and underground mining methods with an initial focus on the Gilbert and Eagle seams.  WCC is a mid vol and high vol metallurgical carbon complex with an onsite preparation plant and rail loadout on the Norfolk Southern railroad. The preparation plant is currently undergoing an upgrade to become a premier modern facility and increase the processing capacity to between 500 to 600 ton per hour.
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Latest press releases
American Resources Expands Workforce of Perry County Resources to Restart Complex
October 12, 2020
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American Resources Corporation Unveils Rare Earth Element Subsidiary
October 7, 2020
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