Coal Mining in Illinois
 

Mine #4 Reclamation

 
Mine Reclamation Home Mine #3 Reclamation Mine #4 Reclamation Mine #5 Reclamation "K" Mine Reclamation
 
Before reclamation looking east

Before reclamation looking east
 
Before

Before
 
Completed and seeded

Completed and seeded
 
 

East side of gob pile looking southeast

East side of gob pile looking southeast

 

South of pile looking west

South of pile looking west

 
Top of pile looking at Route 53

Top of pile looking at Route 53
 

North of pile

North of pile

 
Top of pile looking at Route 53

Top of pile looking at Route 53
 
East before any work

East before any work
 
Different strata of materials

Different strata of materials
 
Junk removal from mine shaft

Junk removal from mine shaft
 
Junk removal from mine shaft

Junk removal from mine shaft
 
Junk removal from mine shaft

Junk removal from mine shaft
 
Working on shaft

Working on shaft
 
Installing mine marker

Installing mine marker
 
Mine monument

Mine monument
 
Before reclamation

Before reclamation
 
Looking west at start of reclamation on top

Looking west at start of reclamation on top
 
Looking west at start of reclamation on top

Looking west at start of reclamation on top
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 


Dragging in seed
 
Top dressing with soil

Top dressing with soil
 
Preparation for seeding

Preparation for seeding
 
"K" Mine

"K" Mine
 
New culvert

New culvert
     
"K" Mine completed

"K" Mine completed


All photos and captions courtesy of Pete Kodat