Committed to being a Safe, Responsible and Contributing Operator and Neighbor.

As part of the region's long history of mining, we will continue to create long-term community benefits through our operations.

Metallurgical coal is a vital ingredient needed to make steel. 70% of steel used today is dependent on coal.

New Elk Mine is a steelmaking coal mine near Trinidad in Las Animas County, Colorado. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Allegiance Coal, we’re committed to the responsible mining of coal required for steel production.

We are building on the region’s long history of mining and are currently hiring for a number of positions. Visit our Careers page for details.

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The health and safety of our team and the nearby community is our priority and we strictly follow all COVID-19 safety protocols and requirements.

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New Elk Coal is located 24 miles (38 km) west of Trinidad, in Colorado, USA. The mine started operations in Spring 2021 and at sustained operations will ship one vessel every two months by the end of 2022.

The mine sits within the Raton Basin, which has been actively mined for nearly 150 years. New Elk Mine itself dates back to 1951, when it first began operations under the name of Allen Mine.

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