Bear Run Mine

Quick Facts

MINE TYPE

Surface

LOCATION

Sullivan County, Ind.

COAL TYPE

Thermal

MINING METHOD

Dragline, dozer/casting, truck/shovel

Did You Know?

  • Bear Run Mine began production in 2010 and is the largest surface mine in the eastern United States.

  • Bear Run has 240 million tons of provable and probable reserves.

  • The mine serves industrial facilities and customers that provide power for millions of residents in Indiana, and customers of electric co-ops and utilities beyond the region.

More Info

7.4
Million
Tons of coal sold from the Bear Run Mine in 2016
35%
Improvement
In Peabody’s global safety rate since 2012
$600
Million
Direct and indirect economic benefits from the mine in 2016
535
Employees
Working at the Bear Run Mine 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.