Lively Grove Coal Mine

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Lively Grove Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Marissa, Illinois, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Lively Grove Coal Mine Marissa, Illinois, United States 38.280355, -89.659076 (exact)

The map below shows the exact location of the coal mine:

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Project Details

Table 2: Project status

Status Status Detail Opening Year Closing Year
Operating 2011

Table 3: Operation details

Note: The asterisk (*) signifies that the value is a GEM estimated figure.
Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
6.089023706[1] 2023[1] Underground 214 373* 373[1]

Table 4: Coal resources and destination

Total Reserves (Mt) Year of Total Reserves Recorded Total Resources (Mt) Coalfield Coal Type Coal Grade Primary Consumer/ Destination
Illinois Basin Bituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Prairie State Generating Co Prairie State Generating Company USA

Note: The above section was automatically generated and is based on data from the GEM April 2024 Global Coal Mine Tracker dataset.


Lively Grove Mine is an underground mine, operated by Prairie State Generating Company, LLC, and owed by nine public power agencies, producing 6.3 million short tons per annum, near Marissa, Washington County, Illinois, United States.

The mine is part of the $4 billion Prairie State Energy Campus near Marissa in Washington County, Illinois. The first 800-megawatt unit was slated for commercial operation in late 2011, and the second in the summer of 2012. Digging at the mine was expected to commence in 2011.[2] The original permit was issued to Peabody Energy.[3]

  • MSHA ID: 1103193
  • Sponsor: Prairie State Generating Company, LLC
  • Parent Company: 9 public power agencies (American Municipal Power, Inc,(23.26%); Illinois Municipal Electric Agency; Indiana Municipal Power Agency; Kenutkcy Municipal Power Agency; Missour Publi Utility Alliance; Northern Illinis Municipal Power Agency; Prairie Power, Inc; Southern Illinois Power Cooperative; Wabash Power Valley Alliance)[4]
  • Location: Washington County, Illinois, United States
  • Coordinates: 38.280355,-89.659076
  • Status Operating
  • Production Capacity: 6,331,873 (short tons, 2018).
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: Bituminous (low-sulfur)
  • Mine Size: 214
  • Mine Type: Underground
  • Start Year: 2011
  • Number of employees:
  • Source of Financing:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 13 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. "New Illinois Mines Could Boost State’s Production" Coal Age, March 24, 2011.
  3. "New Mine Developments Signal a Future that Shines Bright" Conveyor: A Newsletter for Peabody Energy Employees and Stakeholders 4.1, 2006.
  4. Prairie State Energy Campus, Ownership, Company Website, accessed, July 6, 2020