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West Elk Mine
Mailing Address:
Mountain Coal Company
West Elk Mine
5174 Highway 133
Somerset, CO 81434
Phone: (970) 929-2200
Physical Address:
1 mile east of Somerset on Hwy 133
Region: Western Bituminous Region
Location: Gunnison County, Colorado
Mine Type: Underground
Equipment: Longwall mining system and continuous miner units
2016 Sales: Total: 4.0 million tons
Predecessor (January 1 to October 1): 2.4 million tons
Successor (October 2 to December 31): 1.6 million tons
Prep Plant: West Elk preparation plant / processing rate of 700 tons per hour
Transportation: Union Pacific rail system

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