Blackhawk Mining announced Wednesday the purchase of six Patriot Coal mining complexes in central and southern West Virginia has been finalized.
The buy-outs include Patriot’s Panther, Rocklick, Wells, Kanawha Eagle, Paint Creek and Midland Trail mining operations.
The announcement followed a federal bankruptcy judge’s decision earlier this month to approve a reorganization plan that allowed Patriot to sell a majority of their operating assets to Blackhawk.
The company plans to resume production immediately at the purchased mines to remain committed to its customers in a timely manner, according to a news release.
Patriot, based in Scott Depot, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May.
Blackhawk is a privately owned coal mining and marketing company headquartered in Lexington, Ky.