Oxbow Mining LLC’s (“OMI”) Elk Creek Mine, located in western Colorado’s beautiful North Fork Valley, produces 5 million tons of high-quality bituminous coal annually. The D-seam coal from this underground mining operation has high BTU content and is low in ash, sulfur and mercury. Elk Creek’s coal is much sought after because it meets all environmental standards and is perfect for power generation needs.
Situated just north of the historic Somerset mine, Elk Creek is expected to produce more than 31 million tons of high quality coal from privately held and federally leased tracts over the next 7 years. That is about 4.5 million tons per year. Elk Creek’s production makes it one of the top five producing underground coal mines in the United States.