Wildcat Hills Mine
The Wildcat Hills Mine is an underground operation located in Saline County, Illinois. This drift mine opened in March of 2006, accessing the Illinois No. 6 seam through a final pit of the company’s Cottage Grove surface mine. The mine sold 1.5 million tons of coal to electricity generating customers in 2012. The mine has approximately 27 million tons of recoverable reserves remaining.
Wildcat Hills Mine currently consists of two fishtail supersections, with a workforce of approximately 200 employees.
Raw coal is transported by truck to the Willow Lake Preparation Plant for processing before being shipped primarily by barge down the Ohio River to a variety of industrial and utility plants.