Another 16 Dal-Tex workers transferred to other company mines or retired.
Before those changes, the mine employed about 350 people.
Starting Friday, Arch Coal plans to eliminate another 235 jobs over the next six weeks. About 25 workers will be transferred.
The other 210 will be laid off.
"We will be attempting to find positions for as many of those folks as possible," said Arch Coal spokesman Deck Slone.
About 55 workers at the mine will remain on the job for at least a year, performing shutdown duties and reclamation work, Slone said.
In court documents filed last month, Arch Coal lawyers said the Dal-Tex shutdown would cost Logan County 250 jobs.
Press releases and other public statements, however, have said 400 workers will lose their jobs when the mine closes.
Slone said the 250-job number "was probably just an estimate, and was very conservative to avoid getting into a numbers game."
"Clearly, the actual numbers of jobs that will be lost, if you include contract employees, will be larger than that," Slone said.
For example, Slone said, Arch Coal contractors estimate about 115 of their employees have or will have lost their jobs because of the mine closure.
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