Pat Sollars, Mine Manager
Twentymile Coal Company
29515 Routt County Road #27
Oak Creek, CO 80467
Oak Creek, Colorado, 16 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs in Routt County.
Rail Loading Point
Twentymile's Foidel Creek mine began operation in 1983. A new state-of-the-art longwall system was installed in 1996, and a sophisticated batch-weigh loading system was also completed that year. This union-free mine produces high-Btu, low-sulphur steam and stoker coals for both utility and industrial customers.
80 million tons
Annual Production (2001)
Current Annual Production Capacity
8.5-9.0 million tons
Rail Loading Point Storage Capacity
One million plus tons
Loadout Description and/or Configuration
Batch weigh loadout with open stockpile feed.
Batch weigh bin and coupled-in-motion track scale.
System Used to Assure Maximum Loading per Car
Loading Rate per Hour
5,500 tons, 115-car unit train within three hours.
Load Track Configuration and Capacity
Single-ended loading track with adjacent run-around capable of handling two 115-car trains.
Downgrade coupled load in motion with train in buff against locomotive.
Maximum Cars per Train
Steam Bituminous: 11,350 Btu/lb., 0.50% Sulphur
Stoker Bituminous: 11,400 Btu/lb, 0.41% Sulphur
|Composition analysis (%)|
|Steam Coal as Received:|
|Ultimate Analysis (%)|
|Steam Coal (dry):|
|Fusion Temperature of ash (Â°F)|
|Hardgrove Grindability Index||45||46|
|Sizing||2"x0"||1 1/4" x 1/4"|