Sugar Camp Mine

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The Sugar Camp mine complex consists of the MC #1 mine and Viking mine, operated separately by M-Class Mining LLC and Viking Mine LLC, subsidiaries of Foresight Energy in Macedonia, Illinois, United States. The operations report their public data under the MC#1 name and produce 14.4 million short tons per annum.


The map below shows the location of the mine, near Macedonia, in Franklin County, Illinois.

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Mine Data

  • Owner: M-Class Mining LLC, Viking Mine LLC
  • Parent company: Foresight Energy[1]
  • Location: Macedonia, Franklin county, Illinois, United States
  • GPS coordinates: 38.027862, -88.766115
  • Production (short tons): 14,460,951 (2018)[2]
  • Recoverable reserves: 1,309.9 million tons[1]
  • Type of coal: Bituminous
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Equipment: 2 Longwall systems with two continuous miner units
  • Number of employees: 411[3]
  • Mine Status: Operating
  • Start Year:2012
  • MSHA ID: 1103189


Sugar Camp No. 1 Mine is an underground mine near the villages of Akin and Macedonia, in Franklin County, Illinois. The mine is operated by M-Class Mining LLC and Viking Mine LLC, both subsidiaries of Foresight Energy. They both run their own longwall operation on the site.[1] Both longwall mines share common surface infrastructure but maintain separate access points for mine personnel and equipment. The first longwall operation, M Class #1 Mine started in the first quarter of 2012 and the 2nd opeation of Viking Energy at the end of the second quarter of 2014.[1] This complex is also known as MC#1 Mine, that name is used in the EIA 923 database for both longwall operations.


In November 2013, a 36-year-old miner was killed in an accident at the mine.[4] In December 2015, a 20-year-old miner was killed in an accident at the mine.[5]

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  • John Lippert and Mario Parker, "New King Coal," Bloomberg Markets Magazine, October 12, 2010