Coal Mining in Illinois
 

Mine #4 Reclamation

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

Before work
 
Before reclamation

Before reclamation
 
After tree removal

After tree removal
 
 
Undisturbed pile and start of borrow pit

Undisturbed pile and start of borrow pit

 

 
After tree removal

After tree removal

 

 
Shaft

Shaft
 
Shaft

Shaft

 

 
Shaft

Shaft
 
 
 

Shaft

Shaft

 
Filling shaft

Filling shaft
 
Borrow pit looking east - six foot cut

Borrow pit looking east - six foot cut
 
Borrow pit looking west

Borrow pit looking west
 
Borrow soil left - mine refuse right

Borrow soil left - mine refuse right
 
Borrow area excavation site

Borrow area excavation site
 
Borrow pit

Borrow pit
 
Borrow pile

Borrow pile
 
Lime pile

Lime pile
 
Sheepsfoot compactor

Sheepsfoot compactor
 
Finish grade on north half

Finish grade on north half
 
Top soil application

Top soil application
 
Ag lime incorporation

Ag lime incorporation
 
Seeding with air seeder

Seeding with air seeder
 
Finish grade

Finish grade
 
Ag lime incorporation site

Ag lime incorporation site
 
Seeded and mulched

Seeded and mulched


All photos and captions courtesy of Pete Kodat