Rend Lake Mine


Consolidation Coal Company

Mine Contact

Joe Wetzel, (618) 625-2041


Sesser, Illinois

Rail Loading Point

Rend Lake Mine, Illinois

Background on Mine

Opened in 1968. Acquired by Consolidation Coal Company in November 1986.

Mine Type


Recoverable Reserves

Approximately 52 million tons (as of January 1990)

Current Annual Production Capacity

3.2 million tons

Rail Loading Point Storage Capacity

Two raw coal silos (25,500 tons capacity total). Three clean coal silos (37,000 tons capacity total).

Loadout Description and/or Configuration

Conveyor belt to holding bin, then flood load from holding bin.

Weighing System

Track scale–in motion

Loading Rate per Hour

2,500 tons

Load Track Configuration and Capacity

Loop track–130-car capacity

Maximum Cars Per Train

130 cars

Coal Specifications

Bituminous coal

Composition Analysis

Confidential–contact Keith Bellan at (708) 394-8854 if you require information regarding coal specifications.