Cottage Grove Mine

Quick Facts

MINE TYPE

Surface

LOCATION

Gallatin and Saline counties in Illinois

COAL TYPE

Thermal

MINING METHOD

Dozer/casting, truck/shovel

Did You Know?

  • The Arclar Complex began production in 1997, and the Cottage Grove Pit opened in 2000.

  • As a three-time winner of the President’s Award, Cottage Grove achieved the best safety performance for Peabody surface mines in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

More Info

300,000
Tons
Coal sold from the Cottage Grove Mine in 2016
35%
Improvement
In Peabody’s global safety rate since 2012
$40
Million
Direct and indirect economic benefits from the mine in 2016
30
Employees
Working at the Cottage Grove Mine in 2017
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.