Coal Mining in Illinois
 

Mine #3 Reclamation

 
Mine Reclamation Home Mine #3 Reclamation Mine #4 Reclamation Mine #5 Reclamation "K" Mine Reclamation
 

Top of spoil pile looking south after tree removal.

Top of spoil pile looking south after tree removal.
 

Looking north after initial cut.

Looking north after initial cut.

 

Looking southeast from top of spoil pile.

Looking southeast from top of spoil pile.

 
 

Looking northeast from top of spoil pile.

Looking northeast from top of spoil pile.

 

Looking west - note train.

Looking west - note train.

 

Looking southwest.

Looking southwest

 

Looking northwest

Looking northwest

 
Looking south

Looking south
 
Refuse variability

Refuse variability
 
Finish grade

Finish grade
 
South end borrow area

South end borrow area
 
Finish grading

Finish grading
 
   
Mulching


Mulching

 

   

All photos and captions courtesy of Pete Kodat