Viking Mine

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The Viking Mine is a surface operation in Daviess County, Indiana, owned by Peabody Energy. The mine shipped 1.6 million tons of coal in 2008, which was trucked to a variety of electricity generating and industrial customers. The mine's 130 workers use truck/shovel fleets and dozer push to remove overburden and work two shifts per day, seven days a week year round, mining six different seams of coal. Viking has 8 million tons of assigned recoverable reserves.[1]

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Mine Data

  • Owner: Black Beauty Coal Company
  • Parent company: Peabody Energy
  • Location: south of Montgomery, Daviess County, Indiana
  • GPS coordinates: 38.6107, -87.015495
  • Production: 1.6 million tons (2008)
  • Type of coal: Medium-sulfur
  • Mine type: Surface
  • Equipment: Truck, shovel fleets, bulldozer
  • Number of employees: 130
  • Recoverable Reserves: 8 million tons

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References

  1. "Viking Mine" Peabody Energy Website, October 2009