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Illinois Basin Mining

Did You Know?

  • Peabody operates the Bear Run Mine in Indiana, which is the largest coal mine in the eastern United States.

  • In 2016, Peabody’s Illinois Basin operations restored some 2,500 acres of coal mined lands.

  • In total, Peabody has approximately 1.2 billion tons of proven and probable reserves in the Illinois Basin. 


Tons of coal sold from ILB operations in 2019
Successive Year
With a global safety incidence rate below 2.00
Direct and indirect economic benefits from ILB operations in 2019
Working at operations in the ILB in 2020
Coal mined lands restored by Peabody globally in 2019
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Tons sold, economic impact and employee figures include totals from Cottage Grove Mine.

Peabody is the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500, serving power and steel customers in more than 25 countries on six continents. The company offers significant scale, high-quality assets, and diversity in geography and products. Peabody is guided by seven core values: safety, customer focus, leadership, people, excellence, integrity and sustainability.