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Oak Mesa Exploration Drilling Program Status Update

MERSET – Oxbow Mining, LLC (OMLLC) began its exploration drilling of the Oak Mesa project area late in 2012. This drilling continued through the winter and into the summer of 2013. OMLLC recently completed Phase 1 of the projected drilling plan, completing 24 of the 43 projected drillholes. Currently OMLLC is analyzing the data and will use the remainder of the year to perform further analysis, construct a geologic model and design phase 2 of its exploration drilling program, which is … Continue reading

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Coal mine proposal faces slew of hurdles

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel By Gary Harmon May 16, 2011 If everything were to work as Oxbow Mining could hope, the 360 miners would dredge out the last of the Elk Creek Mine’s recoverable coal in 2017, then show up the next day in a new mine, one under Oak Mesa north of Hotchkiss. It’s probably too much to ask, but that’s the best-case scenario sketched out by Randy Litwiller, vice president of Oxbow Mining, which owns the Elk Creek Mine and is hoping to explore the size of the coal … 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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