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West Elk Mine
Mailing Address:
Mountain Coal Company
West Elk Mine
P.O. Box 591
Somerset, CO 81434
Phone: (970) 929-5015
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
Sales: (2015) 5.1 million tons
Prep Plant: West Elk preparation plant / processing rate of 700 tons per hour
Transportation: Union Pacific rail system

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