New mine grounds Trinidad

New mine grounds Trinidad

Coal mining brings Colorado town back to its legendary past
Brock Denny heads into the Bates Mine to operate a “continuous miner” machine that chews through rock and coal at the New Elk Coal Company’s mine, located near Trinidad. The New Elk Coal mine opened four months ago 30 minutes west of Trinidad, in an area famous for its coal camps and miner history. The mine brings the promise of 500 jobs, business for local hotels, and a new generation of coal miners.
The front end of a continuous miner spares miners a long walk into and out of the mine on a steep grade near Trinidad.
Ben Gladden displays one of the “pucks” miners wear on their helmets so that they can be tracked on this computer screen using GPS while working in the Allen Mine.

New mine grounds Trinidad

Brock Denny heads into the Bates Mine to operate a “continuous miner” machine that chews through rock and coal at the New Elk Coal Company’s mine, located near Trinidad. The New Elk Coal mine opened four months ago 30 minutes west of Trinidad, in an area famous for its coal camps and miner history. The mine brings the promise of 500 jobs, business for local hotels, and a new generation of coal miners.
The front end of a continuous miner spares miners a long walk into and out of the mine on a steep grade near Trinidad.
Ben Gladden displays one of the “pucks” miners wear on their helmets so that they can be tracked on this computer screen using GPS while working in the Allen Mine.
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