Mine Index 1044   Peabody Midwest Mining,   Wildcat Hills Cottage Grove Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Gallatin unlocated, Saline unlocated
County: Gallatin
Quadrangle: Ridgway
County Coal Data: Gallatin
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
MSHA ID: 1103017

Mine Index Number: 1044

Company Name: Peabody Midwest Mining
Mine Name: Wildcat Hills Cottage Grove Mine
Start Date: 2000 End Date: 2019
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 4,042 in Herrin Coal, 317 in Briar Hill Coal, 487 in Springfield Coal
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Pit (Herrin) Gallatin 9S 7E 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 14
Pit (Herrin) Gallatin 9S 8E 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 17
Pit (Briar Hill) Gallatin 9S 7E 11, 14
Pit (Springfield) Gallatin 9S 7E 11, 14, 15, 22, 23


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville The Danville Coal is mined only in the northern portions of the northernmost pits. Surface
AllenbyThe Allenby Coal was said to have been mined in 2003, and again 2006-2011. The Allenby Coal is commonly found in channel deposits, so it is unclear which pits this coal was mined in. 2.0 Surface
Herrin 3.7 Surface
Briar Hill Surface
Springfield The Springfield Coal is mined in the southernmost pit, and in portions of the northern pits, south of the underground mines in the Springfield Coal. Surface

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Black Beauty Coal Company Wildcat Hills Cottage Grove 2000-2009 4,347,151The 2000-2005 production is included in the totals for Wildcat Hills Eagle Valley mine (mine index 1022).
Peabody Midwest Mining Wildcat Hills Cottage Grove 2010-2019 12,250,083
Total Production: 16,597,234

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
NAIP digital ortho-photo quadrangle 2019 1:6000 1:6000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
National Agriculture Imagery Program map, digital ortho-photo quadrangle map - Mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images