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A great, good fortune

Delta County Independent By Hank Lohmeyer September 7, 2011 Natural resource abundance is an advantage that all economies — local and national — covet. There isn’t a single corner of Delta County’s social or economic life that doesn’t benefit directly from the presence of the local coal mines. But Delta County’s great, good fortune of natural resource abundance too often is a blessing that’s taken for granted. Some are saying that now it’s time for the … Continue reading

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Coal exploration announced

Delta County Independent By Pat Sunderland May 11, 2011 Oxbow Carbon, the parent company of Oxbow Mining, plans to explore for federal coal resources in the Oak Mesa area north of Hotchkiss. A 2000 USGS report has shown there is more than 744 million recoverable tons of coal in the North Fork Valley with an estimated value of $28 to $33 billion. “This step in exploration is an opportunity to continue producing clean, low-sulfur, super-compliant Colorado coal,” said Randy Litwiller, … Continue reading

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Oxbow plans to look for more coal

Mountain Valley News By Bob Cox, Mountain Valley News Staff May 11, 2011 Conventional wisdom is that the current coal production in the North Fork Valley has a life of between 10 and 20 years, depending on who is making the estimates. Most of the coal currently is being mined in Gunnison County, but Oxbow Carbon, the parent company of Oxbow Mining would like to change both of those sets of facts. Late last week Oxbow announced that they plan to explore for coal reserves on federal land in the … Continue reading

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Oxbow Announces Exploratory Coal Project in Delta County

May 11, 2011 Findings could extend Oxbow’s operations, economic investments in North Fork Valley Delta County – Oxbow Carbon, the parent company of Oxbow Mining, is pleased to announce a plan to explore for Federal coal resources in the Oak Mesa area. Oak Mesa, north of the Town of Hotchkiss, is a historical mining area with a long rich legacy of coal mining. A 2000 USGS report has shown there is more than 744 million recoverable tons of coal in the North Fork Valley. “This step in … Continue reading

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