Appalachian Highwall Mining, LLC was formed in May 2001, to provide contract highwall mining services to coal mining companies located throughout the Appalachian Coalfields. Charles Marshall, Claude Allen, Terry Marshall and Shaun Allen comprise the ownership of the company and have owned and operated highwall miners for the past five years. Charles Marshall has over 36 years experience in all areas of surface mining.

Appalachian purchased a new Superior Highwall Miner fitted with a low seam profile head that facilitates the mining of seams ranging from 28 to 60 inches. This miner is capable of mining to a horizontal depth of 800 feet and cuts a 9.5 foot rectangular hole.  Further, in a contour surface application, a minimum of only ninety feet of bench space is required to operate.

The miner is mobile and thus, no electrical power is required in order to operate. Although powered by a self contained generator, the machine is controlled via a Siemen's Model 505 computerized (PLC) programmable logic controller with a monitor and touch pad which allows the operator to vary the height of the cutter head to precisely follow the coal seam and produce a more marketable product. The on board Siemen's PLC also monitors machine operation and will alert the operator of any possible malfunctions.

The self-enclosed push beams contain 18 inch augers, which convey the coal to the vertical auger for discharge, thus eliminating dilution of any outside material into the coal seam.

This machine is capable of using interchangeable cutter head modules allowing mining of coal seams ranging from 28 inches to 16 feet.

Appalachian's employees and operators are experienced, dedicated and hard working coal miners that understand the need to mine safely and efficiently at the same time.

For an on site evaluation of your highwall mining requirements, please contact Terry Marshall at (606)-349-1182, office; (606) 793-1182, mobile; via Email at or Claude Allen at (606) 477-7333.

P.O. Box 708    Salyersville, Kentucky 41465    606-349-1182