Wild Boar Mine
The Wild Boar Mine is a surface operation located in Lynnville, Ind., and opened in October 2010. In 2012, it produced 2.0 million tons of thermal/steam coal. The mine has approximately 13 million tons of coal reserves remaining.
The mine serves customers that provide power for residents in Southern Indiana, as well as customers of utilities far beyond the region.
Wild Boar has a workforce of more than 100 skilled workers and operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, year-round. The mine uses a combination of trucks and shovel, and tractor push to remove overburden and uncover coal in the Indiana No. 5A and No. 5 seams. The coal is hauled from the pit by truck to the preparation plant for crushing, processing and blending before being transported by train and/or truck to the utilities.