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 400 million tons of proven and probable reserves in the Illinois Basin. 

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18.3
Million
Tons of coal sold from ILB operations in 2016
35%
Improvement
In Peabody’s global safety rate since 2012
$1.5
Billion
Direct and indirect economic benefits from ILB operations in 2016
1,550
Employees
Working at operations in the ILB in 2016
6,450
Acres
Coal mined lands restored by Peabody globally in 2016

Peabody is the world’s largest private-sector coal company. The company is also a leading voice in advocating for sustainable mining, energy access and clean coal technologies. Peabody serves metallurgical and thermal coal customers in more than 25 countries on five continents.