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Coal mining in Routt County

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

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King Coal: The underground economic engine that is Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co.

Most never will go 1,500 feet underground and tour Colorado’s most productive coal mine, located just 15 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. For that matter, most of the 20,000-plus people who call Routt County home probably give little thought to the mine or its local significance.


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