CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia approved a deal to allow Blackjewel to sell its West Virginia mine separately from two Wyoming properties.

The court approved a deal in which Blackjewel, based in Milton, will sell the Pax Surface Mine to Tennessee-based Contura Energy for $1.1 million.

Contura Energy originally sought to buy the mine as well as the Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in Wyoming for $9.7 million.

The Pax Surface Mine has been closed since 2006, while the Wyoming mines shut down in July after Blackjewel declared bankruptcy.