Coal Mining in Illinois



Coal Education

     The majority of the funding for the Coal Education Web Site is provided by the Kentucky Coal Council. In an effort to educate the public, the contents of this site are directed to students, teachers, employees of the coal industry, and the general public to expand their knowledge of coal and the coal industry.

Illinois State Geological Survey

IL Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's Office of Coal Development

     The Illinois Coal Education Program supplies teachers and students with information, resources, activities and education materials that heighten awareness and understanding of the importance of the Illinois coal industry and utilization of coal in Illinois.

National Mining Hall of Fame (Leadville, Colorado)

     Located in the famous 1880's silver mining boomtown of Leadville, Colorado, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum is a monument to the memory of the men and women who pioneered the discovery, development and processing of our nation's natural resources. This web site will provide you with information about the rich heritage and excitement of the American mining industry.