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.
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.
New Elk Mine is located 24 miles (38 km) west of Trinidad, in Colorado, USA. The mine is scheduled to start operations in Spring 2021 and will initially produce approximately 1.6 million tonnes of coal each year, with plans to increase to 2.5 million tonnes in 2023.
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.