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BLM Colorado Coal Data

BLM Colorado administers 49 coal leases encompassing 80,675 acres. In fiscal year 2018, six producing coal mines on public lands in Colorado directly contribute about $784 million per year to Colorado's economy.

BLM Colorado maintains records of coal actions during the year. Click the tabs below to learn more about our coal program.

LBA, LMA, modification and lease sale summary table

Lease by Applications and Lease Modification Applications

These tables show information about each lease by application (LBA) or lease modification application (LMA) BLM Colorado receives. The summaries provide a chronology of each application with information about the public participation process, environmental analyses, hearings, decisions, coal quantity and quality, and the results of the competitive LBA or noncompetitive LMA sale.

The titles below list the mine, company and original date of application.

Lease Modification Applications:

COC-012347501 - Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company, Sept. 25, 2014

COC-54608 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, April 16, 2014

COC-61357 - Elk Creek Mine, Oxbow Mining, Jan. 6, 2014

COC-70615 - Elk Creek Mine, Oxbow Mining, Jan. 14, 2013

COC-75914 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, Aug. 3, 2012

COC-72980 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, April 12, 2012

COC-37210 - Bowie No. 2 Mine, Bowie Resources, July 13, 2011

COC-61209 - Bowie No. 2 Mine, Bowie Resources, July 13, 2011

COC-62920 - King II Mine, GCC Energy, Jan. 3, 2011

COC-61357 - Elk Creek Mine, Oxbow Mining, June 3, 2010

COC-012543901 - McClane Canyon Mine, CAM - Colorado, Dec. 18, 2009

COC-1362 - West Elk Mine, Ark Land Company, Jan. 16, 2009

COC-67232 - West Elk Mine, Ark Land Company, Jan. 16, 2009

Lease by Applications:

COC-78449 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, April 6, 2017

COC-78825 - King II Mine, GCC Energy, Jan. 10, 2018

COC-76716 - Elk Creek Mine, Oxbow Mining, Sept. 12, 2014

COC-75939 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, Nov. 13, 2012

COC-75916 - Bowie No. 2 Mine, Bowie Resources, Oct. 18, 2012

COC-74820 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, March 1, 2011

COC-74813 - Deserado Mine, Blue Mountain Energy, Feb. 11, 2011

COC-74219 - Sage Creek Mine, Sage Creek Holdings, Dec. 10, 2009

COC-72980 - Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, April 8, 2008

COC-71978 - New Elk Mine, New Elk Coal Company, Oct. 12, 2007

COC-70615 - Elk Creek Mine, Oxbow Mining, Sept. 15, 2006

COC-70538 - Book Cliffs Tract, CAM-Colorado, Sept. 12, 2006

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Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski
Public Affairs Specialist
303-239-3671
kshedlowski@blm.gov