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Twentymile coal mine, seen here in an aerial photo, in western Routt County has received approval from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to resume longwall production. Twentymile stopped using its longwall mining machinery in early April after encountering “unforeseen geologic conditions.”

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Twentymile Mine cleared to resume longwall mining

Mine gets federal approval to continue operations

Officials of Peabody Energy confirmed Tuesday that an interim plan was approved to resume longwall production at their Twentymile coal mine. Twentymile stopped using its longwall mining machinery in early April after encountering “unforeseen geologic conditions.”

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