Bosses at cash-strapped Kellingley Colliery remain “positive” the pit will remain open.
UK Coal is continuing to lobby the government in a bid to save 700 workers at the Weeland Road site.
The company is facing a cash crisis following the closure of its Daw Mill mine in Warwickshire, which was ravaged by a fire earlier this year.
A spokesman for the company said: “We are still in conversation, but the fact that we are still talking is positive.”
Colliery chiefs lost £160m in coal and £135m in closure and equipment costs following the blaze.
The Express launched a petition to save the mine which was presented to communications director Andrew Mackintosh earlier this month. Visit www.ipetitions.com/petition/keep-kellingley-colliery-open/ to sign up.