MC 1 Coal Mine

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MC #1 Coal Mine is an operating coal mine in Macedonia, Illinois, United States.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Mine Name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
MC #1 Coal Mine Macedonia, Illinois, United States 38.0264, -88.7679 (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 2012

Table 3: Operation details

Capacity (Mtpa) Production (Mtpa) Year of Production Mine Type Mining Method Mine Size (km2) Mine Depth (m) Workforce Size
5.254413782[1] 2023[1] Underground 153.6 222 227[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
1179 Illinois Basin Bituminous Thermal

Table 5: Ownership and parent company

Owner Parent Company Headquarters
Foresight Energy Foresight Energy USA

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


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. 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.[2] 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.[2] This complex is also known as MC#1 Mine, that name is used in the EIA 923 database for both longwall operations.

  • Owner: M-Class Mining LLC, Viking Mine LLC
  • Parent company: Foresight Energy[2]
  • Location: Macedonia, Franklin county, Illinois, United States
  • GPS coordinates: 38.027862, -88.766115
  • Production (short tons): 14,460,951 (2018)[3]
  • Recoverable reserves: 1,309.9 million tons[2]
  • Type of coal: Bituminous
  • Mine type: Underground
  • Equipment: 2 Longwall systems with two continuous miner units
  • Number of employees: 411[4]
  • Mine Status: Operating
  • Start Year:2012
  • MSHA ID: 1103189


In November 2013, a 36-year-old miner was killed in an accident at the mine.[5] In December 2015, a 20-year-old miner was killed in an accident at the mine.[6]

External Links

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archived from the original on 13 February 2024. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Operations", accessed June 2019.
  3. "EIA table 9 2019" accessed June 2020
  5. Investigation continues into death of miner crushed by large piece of coal, The Southern Illinoisan, 7 Nov. 2013.
  6. Mine accident takes Marion father's life, The Southern Illinoisan, 9 Dec. 2015.

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