Colowyo Mine

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{{#Badges: CoalSwarm}} Colowyo Mine is a surface mine in Axial, CO, owned by the Colowyo Coal Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto. In its 2009 annual report Rio Tinto states that the "Colowyo Coal Company produces thermal coal in north west Colorado. The company intends to fulfil long term contracts with two power generators located in north west Colorado until 2017, with the intention to cease production in 2018."[1]

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Mine Data

  • Owner: Colowyo Coal Company LP
  • Parent company: Rio Tinto Energy America
  • Location: Axial, Colorado
  • GPS coordinates: 40.040709,-107.883382
  • Production: 5,596,568 short tons
  • Type of coal:
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Equipment: Dragline
  • Number of employees:320

References

  1. Rio Tinto, "Review of Operations", Rio Tinto 2009 Annual Report, 2010.

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