Frequently Asked Questions
Where is coal mined in Indiana?
The Indiana Coal Field occupies 6,500 square miles of southwestern covering almost 25 counties. The terrain varies from flat to hilly with small, steep-sided slopes. It is along the eastern edge of the spoon shaped Illinois Basin. This is a structural depression that covers parts of three states: Indiana, Kentucky , and Illinois. The coal seam dips about 25 feet per mile to the west, reaching to the middle of the Illinois Basin.
For a look at the Indiana coal region and specific mine visit the Division of Reclamation's Web page.