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NEARLY 7 MILLION TONS of coal mined annually.

1,600 MEGAWATTS
of power.

PROVIDING
2.5
MILLION

families with electricity every day.

$785
MILLION

in economic activity contributed annually.

$1 BILLION
invested in the Best Available Control Technology (BACT).

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Mine Testing

Information about testing and links to practice tests.

Attention to Detail Test - This test assesses the ability to see differences in small details in figures.

Visual Speed and Accuracy Test - This test requires persons to determine similarities or differences in pairs of numbers.

Verbal Reasoning Test – This test measures the ability to identify relationships and arrive at supportable conclusions.

Numerical Reasoning Test – This test measures the ability to determine relationships or patterns in a series of numbers.

Mechanical Concepts
- Bennett Mechanical Comprehension Test – This test assesses basic comprehension of mechanical principles such as leverage, rotation, momentum, and flow.

Industrial Reading Test – This test assesses the ability to quickly read, understand, and interpret written material.

The “Mine Test battery” is administered at one sitting and lasts about 2 hours.

Practice Test