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Coal mining in Routt County

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It is estimated that the new Sage Creek Portal can access an additional 105 million tons of low-sulphur coal. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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Twentymile Mine employees wash their boots after coming out of the mine. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Overalls hang from the ceiling in the locker room at Twentymile Mine. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Coolers sit on the floor at the Twentymile Mine headquarters as miners return from underground. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Old conveyors sit on the Twentymile Mine property that used to be used by the old Eckman Park surface mine. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Twentymile Mine employee Ivan Duarte drives a machine loaded with lumber toward the mine. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Twentymile Mine operates 24 hours per day, 361 days each year about 15 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs. Photo by Matt Stensland

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An entry is drilled at the new Sage Creek Portal. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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A machine is used to spread limestone rock dust onto the walls and ceiling at Twentymile Mine to prevent an explosion. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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Twentymile Coal Co. employees attend a briefing before starting their shifts underground. Twentymile employs about 500 people and another 100 or so who are contracted. Five shifts of miners take turns working at the mine 24 hours per day. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Twentymile Coal Company began construction of the new Sage Creek Portal in 2011. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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An aerial image shows the Twentymile Mine property. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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The shearer on the longwall chews through the face of the coal seam as coal falls onto a conveyor. Twentymile Mine/Courtesy

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