Prosperity Mine

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Prosperity Mine is an underground coal operation in Petersburg, Indiana, operated by Five Star Mining, Inc. and owned by Vectren. The mine is within 50 miles of 13 southwestern Indiana coal-fired generation facilities, such as Vectren's A. B. Brown Generating Station and F. B. Culley Generating Station in Posey and Warrick counties.[1]

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Permit Violation

In 2009 Five Star Mining, Inc. agreed to pay a $75,000 penalty for depositing, without a permit, about 4,200 cubic yards of dredged material into forested wetlands next to Conger Creek in 2005. The Creek flows into the White River.[2]

Mine Data

  • MSHA ID: 1202249
  • Operator: Five Star Mining Inc
  • Controller: Donald Blankenberger, Vectren
  • Union:
  • County: Pike
  • State: IN
  • Latitude: 38.5
  • Longitude: -87.4
  • 2007 Production (short tons): 2,623,781
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Mining Method: Underground
  • Mine Status: Active
  • Average No. of Employees: 355

Contact Information

Five Star Mining, Inc.
6594 W State Rd. 56
Petersburg, IN 47567
Phone: (812)354-2401
Fax: (812)354-2492

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External Resources

Map: http://www.infomine.com/index/properties/PROSPERITY_COAL_MINE.html

References

  1. "Vectren Fuels to Open New Mines in Southwestern Indiana, Create 425 Jobs" Inside Indiana Business, April 20, 2006
  2. "EPA News Releases: Five Star Mining fined for filling in wetlands near Petersburg" EPA Website, January 29, 2009