Gibson South Mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Gibson South Mine is an underground mine, operated by Gibson County Coal, LLC, a subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, producing 6.9 million short tons per annum, near the city of Princeton in Gibson County, Indiana, United States.

The mine is part of a larger complex, including Gibson North Mine.


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Mine Details

  • MSHA ID: 1202215
  • Start Year:
  • Operator: Gibson County Coal, LLC
  • Parent Company: Alliance Resource Partners
  • Location: Princeton, Gibson County, Indiana
  • GPS Coordinates: 38.306456, -87.698623
  • Production (short tons): 6,996,941 (2018)[1]
  • Coal type: Bituminous (low/medium-sulfur)[2]
  • Mine Type:Underground
  • Mining Method: Continuous mining units; room-and-pillar mining techniques[2]
  • Number of employees:
  • Mineable Reserves: 60.4 million tons (as of 12/31/18)[2]
  • Mine Status: Operating[2]


According to ARLP's website, plans to dig up the coal reserves across the Galatia Channel from the active Gibson Mine (Gibson North) remain open ended and market dependent. Reserve estimates denote 82.7 million tons in the initial reserve field.[3]The website also states that a permit for mining is in process.[4]

The mine is currenly active and producing almost 7 million short tonnes per year (2018).[2]

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  1. "EIA table 9 major coal mines 2018" accessed June 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Illinois Basin", accessed July 2020
  3. "Coal Operations: Gibson County Coal" Alliance Resource Partners Website, November 2009
  4. "Coal Operations: Gibson South Mine" Alliance Resource Partners Website, November 2009