Proposed Bulldog Mine
Duplicating Carlisle’s High-Efficiency, Low-Cost Model
Sunrise Coal is developing a new coal mine in Vermilion County, Illinois (near the Village of Allerton), which is estimated to begin production in 2015/2016.
Northern Illinois University’s (NIU) economic impact study projects that this mine will bring:
Currently at the Bulldog Mine
Four hundred acres have been purchased for surface facilities and more than 19,500 acres have been leased for mining. Many of these leased acres have
yet to receive any exploratory drilling; thus, we expect the reserve to grow. The formal permit application was submitted to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in June 2012, and Sunrise expects approval in 2015/2016. Plans for this project are based on a non-subsidence design using the room and pillar approach
to extracting coal.