POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT #1 TO FORM S-3ASR
 

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 29, 2006
Registration No. 333-136108
 
 
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to
Form S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
 
Peabody Energy Corporation
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware   13-4004153
(State or Other jurisdiction of   (I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)   Identification Number)
701 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400

(Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number,
Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)
 
SEE TABLE OF ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS
 
Jeffery L. Klinger, Esq.
Peabody Energy Corporation
701 Market Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400

(Name, Address, Including Zip Code, and Telephone Number,
Including Area Code, of Agent for Service)
 
With a Copy to:
Risë B. Norman, Esq.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10017
 
     Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale of the Securities to the public: From time to time after the registration statement becomes effective.
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TABLE OF ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS
             
            Address, Including Zip Code,
    State or Other       and Telephone Number,
    Jurisdiction of   IRS Employer   Including Area Code, of
Exact Name of Registrant   Incorporation or   Identification   Registrant's Principal
as Specified in its Charter   Organization   Number   Executive Offices
Affinity Mining Company
  West Virginia   25-1207512   202 Laidley Tower
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
American Land Development, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405570   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
American Land Holdings of Illinois, LLC
  Delaware   43-1898527   701 Market Street
Suite 974
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
American Land Holdings of Indiana, LLC
  Delaware   20-2514299   701 Market Street
Suite 737
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
American Land Holdings of Kentucky, LLC
  Delaware   20-0766113   701 Market Street
Suite 719
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Appalachia Mine Services, LLC
  Delaware   20-1680233   202 Laidley Tower
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Arclar Company, LLC
  Indiana   31-1566354   420 Long Lane Road
Equality, IL 62934
(618) 273-4314
 
           
Arid Operations Inc.
  Delaware   84-1199578   14062 Denver West Parkway
Suite 110
Golden, CO 80401-3301
(760) 337-5552
 
           
Beaver Dam Coal Company
  Delaware   61-0129825   701 Market Street
Suite 725
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Big Ridge, Inc.
  Illinois   37-1126950   420 Long Lane Road
Equality, IL 62934
(618) 273-4314
 
           
Big Sky Coal Company
  Delaware   81-0476071   P.O. Box 97
Colstrip, MT 59323
(406) 748-5750
 
           
Black Beauty Coal Company
  Indiana   35-1799736   P.O. Box 312
Evansville, IN 47702
(812) 424-9000
 
           
Black Beauty Equipment Company
  Indiana   35-1975683   7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 434-8500
 
           
Black Beauty Holding Company, LLC
  Delaware   73-1663373   701 Market Street
Suite 703
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Black Beauty Resources, LLC
  Indiana   35-1471083   7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 434-8500
 
           
Black Hills Mining Company, LLC
  Illinois   32-0049741   701 Market Street,
Suite 779
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Black Stallion Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-0657792   701 Market Street,
Suite 778
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Black Walnut Coal Company
  Delaware   68-0541705   701 Market Street
Suite 777
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Bluegrass Mine Services, LLC
  Delaware   43-1540253   701 Market Street
Suite 710
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
BTU Empire Corporation
  Delaware   74-1869420   701 Market Street
Suite 733
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
BTU Western Resources, Inc.
  Delaware   20-1019486   701 Market Street
Suite 735
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400

 


 

             
Caballo Coal Company
  Delaware   83-0309633   1013 Boxelder
Caller Box 3037
Gillette, WY 82717
(307) 687-6900
 
           
Central States Coal Reserves of Illinois, LLC
  Delaware   43-1869432   701 Market Street
Suite 973
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Central States Coal Reserves of Indiana, LLC
  Delaware   20-3960696   701 Market Street
Suite 983
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Central States Coal Reserves of Kentucky, LLC
  Delaware   20-3960681   701 Market Street
Suite 962
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Charles Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   04-2698757   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Cleaton Coal Company
  Delaware   43-1887526   701 Market Street
Suite 705
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Coal Properties, LLC
  Delaware   04-2702708   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Coal Reserve Holding Limited Liability Company No. 1
  Delaware   43-1922737   701 Market Street
Suite 960
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Coal Reserve Holding Limited Liability Company No. 2
  Delaware   43-1922735   701 Market Street
Suite 961
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
COALSALES, LLC
  Delaware   20-1759740   701 Market Street
Suite 831
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
COALSALES II, LLC
  Delaware   43-1610419   701 Market Street
Suite 830
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
COALTRADE International, LLC
  Delaware   20-1435716   701 Market Street
Suite 836
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
COALTRADE, LLC
  Delaware   43-1666743   701 Market Street
Suite 835
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Colony Bay Coal Company
  West Virginia   55-0604613   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Colorado Coal Resources, LLC
  Delaware   20-2561644   701 Market Street
Suite 832
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Colorado Yampa Coal Company
  Delaware   95-3761211   701 Market Street
Suite 732
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Cook Mountain Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   55-0732291   202 Laidley Tower
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Cottonwood Land Company
  Delaware   43-1721982   701 Market Street
Suite 972
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Coulterville Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-0217834   701 Market Street
Suite 723
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Cyprus Creek Land Company
  Delaware   73-1625890   701 Market Street
Suite 772
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Cyprus Creek Land Resources, LLC
  Delaware   75-3058264   701 Market Street
Suite 775
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400

 


 

             
Dixon Mining Company, LLC
  Kentucky   62-1872287   435 Davis Mine Road
Sturgis, KY 42459
(270) 333-5002
 
           
Dodge Hill Holding JV, LLC
  Delaware   05-0575436   435 Davis Mine Road
Sturgis, KY 42459
(270) 333-5002
 
           
Dodge Hill Mining Company, LLC
  Kentucky   61-1378899   435 Davis Mine Road
Sturgis, KY 42459
(270) 333-5002
 
           
Dodge Hill of Kentucky, LLC
  Delaware   02-0697247   435 Davis Mine Road
Sturgis, KY 42459
(270) 333-5002
 
           
Dyson Creek Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   43-1898526   701 Market Street
Suite 952
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
EACC Camps, Inc.
  West Virginia   25-0600150   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Eastern Associated Coal, LLC
  West Virginia   25-1125516   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Eastern Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-4099004   701 Market Street
Suite 912
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Eastern Coal Holding Company, Inc.
  Delaware   20-5622045   701 Market Street
Suite 913
St. Louis, Missouri 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
Eastern Royalty Corp.
  Delaware   04-2698759   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Falcon Coal Company
  Indiana   35-2006760   7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 434-8500
 
           
Fort Energy, LLC
  Delaware   20-4623308   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
Gallo Finance Company
  Delaware   43-1823616   701 Market Street
Suite 713
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Gold Fields Chile, LLC
  Delaware   13-3004607   14062 Denver West Parkway
Suite 110
Golden, CO 63102
(303) 271-3600
 
           
Gold Fields Mining, LLC
  Delaware   36-2079582   14062 Denver West Parkway
Suite 110
Golden, CO 63102
(303) 271-3600
 
           
Gold Fields Ortiz, LLC
  Delaware   22-2204381   14062 Denver West Parkway
Suite 110
Denver, CO 80401
(303) 271-3600
 
           
Grand Eagle Mining, Inc.
  Kentucky   61-1250622   19070 Highway 1078 South
Henderson, KY 42420
(502) 546-7926
 
           
Hayden Gulch Terminal, Inc.
  Delaware   86-0719481   701 Market Street
Suite 714
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Highland Mining Company, LLC
  Delaware   43-1869675   701 Market Street
Suite 724
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Highwall Mining Services Company
  Delaware   20-0010659   701 Market Street
Suite 805
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Hillside Mining Company
  West Virginia   55-0695451   202 Laidley Tower
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 340-1830
 
           
HMC Mining, LLC
  Delaware   43-1875853   701 Market Street
Suite 911
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Independence Material Handling, LLC
  Delaware   43-1750064   701 Market Street
Suite 840
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400

 


 

             
Indian Hill Company
  Delaware   20-0066123   701 Market Street
Suite 706
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Interior Holdings, LLC
  Delaware   43-1700075   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
James River Coal Terminal, LLC
  Delaware   55-0643770   701 Market Street,
Suite 702
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Jarrell’s Branch Coal Company
  Delaware   73-1625894   701 Market Street
Suite 774
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Juniper Coal Company
  Delaware   43-1744675   701 Market Street,
Suite 716
St. Louis, MO 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Kanawha River Ventures I, LLC
  West Virginia   20-0089445   P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Kayenta Mobile Home Park, Inc.
  Delaware   86-0773596   P.O. Box 605
Kayenta, AZ 86033
(928) 677-3201
 
           
Logan Fork Coal Company
  Delaware   73-1625895   701 Market Street
Suite 773
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Martinka Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   55-0716084   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 815
Charleston, WV 25324-0004
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Midco Supply and Equipment Corporation
  Illinois   43-6042249   P.O. Box 14542
St. Louis, MO 63178
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Midwest Coal Acquisition Corp.
  Delaware   20-0217640   701 Market Street
Suite 722
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Midwest Coal Reserves of Illinois, LLC
  Delaware   20-3960648   701 Market Street
Suite 964
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Midwest Coal Reserves of Indiana, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405958   701 Market Street
Suite 963
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Midwest Coal Resources, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405619   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Mountain View Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   25-1474206   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324-0004
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Mustang Energy Company, L.L.C.
  Delaware   43-1898532   701 Market Street
Suite 953
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
New Mexico Coal Resources, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405643   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
North Page Coal Corp.
  West Virginia   31-1210133   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25334-0004
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Ohio County Coal Company
  Kentucky   61-1176239   19070 Highway 1078 South
Henderson, KY 42420
(502) 546-9430
 
           
Patriot Coal Company, L.P.
  Delaware   61-1258748   19070 Highway 1078 South
Henderson, KY 42420
(502) 546-9430
 
           
Patriot Midwest Holdings, LLC
  Delaware   20-4370400   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 342-3400
 
           
PDC Partnership Holdings, LLC
  Delaware   20-0480135   701 Market Street,
Suite 709
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody America, Inc.
  Delaware   93-1116066   701 Market Street,
Suite 720
St. Louis, MO 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Archveyor, L.L.C.
  Delaware   43-1898535   701 Market Street
 
          Suite 751

 


 

             
 
          St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Cardinal Gasification, LLC
  Delaware   20-5047955   701 Market Street
Suite 931
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   13-2606920   701 Market Street
Suite 765
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Development Company, LLC
  Delaware   43-1265557   701 Market Street
Suite 970
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Electricity, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405744   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Energy Generation Holding Company
  Delaware   73-1625891   St. Louis, MO 63101
701 Market Street
Suite 930
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Energy Investments, Inc.
  Delaware   68-0541702   701 Market Street
Suite 717
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Energy Solutions, Inc.
  Delaware   43-1753832   701 Market Street,
Suite 845
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-7600
 
           
Peabody Holding Company, LLC
  Delaware   74-2666822   701 Market Street,
Suite 741
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Investments Corp.
  Delaware   20-0480084   701 Market Street
Suite 707
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Natural Gas, LLC
  Delaware   43-1890836   701 Market Street
Suite 740
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Natural Resources Company
  Delaware   51-0332232   701 Market Street,
Suite 708
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody PowerTree Investments, LLC
  Delaware   20-0116980   701 Market Street
Suite 954
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Recreational Lands, L.L.C.
  Delaware   43-1898382   701 Market Street
Suite 920
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Southwestern Coal Company
  Delaware   43-1898372   St. Louis, MO 63101-1826
701 Market Street
Suite 739
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Terminals, LLC
  Delaware   31-1035824   701 Market Street,
Suite 712
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Venezuela Coal Corp.
  Delaware   43-1609813   701 Market Street,
Suite 715
St. Louis, MO 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Venture Fund, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405779   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody-Waterside Development, L.L.C.
  Delaware   75-3098342   701 Market Street
Suite 921
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Peabody Western Coal Company
  Delaware   86-0766626   P.O. Box 605
Kayenta, AZ 86033
(928) 677-3201
 
           
PEC Equipment Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-0217950   701 Market Street
Suite 726
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Pine Ridge Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   55-0737187   202 Laidley Tower
Charleston, WV 25324
(304) 344-0300
 
           
Point Pleasant Dock Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-0117005   701 Market Street
Suite 708
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400

 


 

             
Pond Creek Land Resources, LLC
  Delaware   75-3058253   701 Market Street
Suite 776
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Pond River Land Company
  Delaware   73-1625893   701 Market Street
Suite 771
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Porcupine Production, LLC
  Delaware   43-1898379   701 Market Street
Suite 752
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Porcupine Transportation, LLC
  Delaware   43-1898380   701 Market Street
Suite 753
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Powder River Coal, LLC
  Delaware   43-0996010   1013 East Boxelder
Gillette, WY 82718
(307) 687-6900
 
           
Powder River Resources, LLC
  Delaware   20-3405797   701 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Prairie State Generating Company, LLC
  Delaware   43-1941772   701 Market Street
Suite 781
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Randolph Land Holding Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-2139951   701 Market Street
Suite 782
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Rivers Edge Mining, Inc.
  Delaware   43-1898371   701 Market Street
Suite 910
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Riverview Terminal Company
  Delaware   13-2899722   14062 Denver West Parkway
Suite 110
Golden, CO 80401-3301
(606) 739-5752
 
           
School Creek Coal Company, LLC
  Delaware   20-2902073   701 Market Street
Suite 738
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
School Creek Coal Resources, LLC
  Delaware   20-3585831   701 Market Street
Suite 742
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Seneca Coal Company
  Delaware   84-1273892   Drawer D
Hayden, CO 81639
(970) 276-3707
 
           
Sentry Mining, LLC
  Delaware   43-1540251   701 Market Street,
Suite 701
St. Louis, MO 63101-1826
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Shoshone Coal Corporation
  Delaware   25-1336898   701 Market Street
Suite 734
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Snowberry Land Company
  Delaware   43-1721980   701 Market Street
Suite 971
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Star Lake Energy Company, L.L.C.
  Delaware   43-1898533   701 Market Street
Suite 951
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Sterling Smokeless Coal Company, LLC
  West Virginia   55-0463558   202 Laidley Tower,
P.O. Box 1233
Charleston, WV 25324
(314) 344-0300
 
           
Sugar Camp Properties
  Indiana   35-2130006   7100 Eagle Crest Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47715
(812) 424-9000
 
           
Thoroughbred, L.L.C.
  Delaware   43-1686687   701 Market Street
Suite 815
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Thoroughbred Generating Company, LLC
  Delaware   43-1898534   701 Market Street
Suite 780
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Thoroughbred Mining Company, L.L.C.
  Delaware   73-1625889   701 Market Street
Suite 721
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400

 


 

             
Twentymile Coal Company
  Delaware   95-3811846   701 Market Street
Suite 731
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Union County Coal Company, LLC
  Kentucky   74-3096591   435 Davis Mine Road
Sturgis, KY 42459
(270) 333-5002
 
           
West Roundup Resources, Inc.
  Delaware   20-2561489   701 Market Street
Suite 736
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 342-3400
 
           
Yankeetown Dock, LLC
  Indiana   35-0923438   P.O. Box 159
Newburgh, IN 47629-0159
(812) 853-3387

 


 

EXPLANATORY NOTE
     This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Commission File No. 333-136108) (the “Registration Statement”) of Peabody Energy Corporation and certain of its subsidiaries is being filed for the purpose of adding School Creek Coal Resources, LLC and Eastern Coal Holding Company, Inc. as additional registrants. No changes or additions are being made hereby to the base prospectus that already forms a part of the Registration Statement. Accordingly, such base prospectus is being omitted from this filing.

 


 

PART II
INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution.
     The following table reflects an itemization of all fees and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, incurred or expected to be incurred by Peabody Energy Corporation in connection with the issuance and distribution of the securities being registered hereby. All but the Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee are estimates and remain subject to future contingencies.
         
Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee
  $ (1 )
Legal fees and expenses
    250,000  
Accounting fees and expenses
    100,000  
Trustees’ fees and expenses
    9,000  
Printing and engraving fees
    130,000  
Blue Sky fees and expenses
    15,000  
Miscellaneous expenses
    55,000  
Total
  $    
 
(1)   Deferred in reliance upon Rules 456(b) and 457(r), except for $353,100, which has already been paid with respect to $3,000,000,000 aggregate initial offering price of securities of the Registrants previously registered and remaining unissued under the Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-124749) of the Registrants filed on May 9, 2005. Pursuant to Rule 457(p), such unutilized filing fee paid with respect to Registration Statement No. 333-124749 will be used to offset the registration fee payable with respect to the first $3,000,000,000 aggregate initial offering price of Securities offered with respect to this Registration Statement.
Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
     Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law provides that, among other things, a corporation may indemnify directors and officers as well as other employees and agents of the
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corporation against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection with threatened, pending or completed actions, suits or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation, a “derivative action”), if they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. A similar standard is applicable in the case of derivative actions, except that indemnification only extends to expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of such actions, and the statute requires court approval before there can be any indemnification where the person seeking indemnification has been found liable to the corporation. The statute provides that it is not exclusive of other indemnification that may be granted by a corporation’s by-laws, disinterested director vote, stockholder vote, agreement or otherwise.
     Article Sixth of the registrant’s third amended and restated certificate of incorporation (as amended) and Article IV of the registrant’s amended and restated by-laws requires indemnification to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. The registrant has also obtained officers’ and directors’ liability insurance which insures against liabilities that officers and directors of the registrant, in such capacities, may incur. The registrant’s third amended and restated certificate of incorporation (as amended) requires the advancement of expenses incurred by officers or directors in relation to any action, suit or proceeding.
     Section 102(b)(7) of the Delaware General Corporation Law permits a corporation to provide in its certificate of incorporation that a director of the corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duties as a director, except for liability (i) for any transaction from which the director derives an improper personal benefit, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or that involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (certain illegal distributions) or (iv) for any breach of a director’s duty of loyalty to the company or its stockholders. Article Sixth of the registrant’s third amended and restated certificate of incorporation (as amended) includes such a provision.
     In connection with the registrant’s existing indemnification procedures and policies and the rights provided for by its third amended and restated certificate of incorporation (as amended) and amended and restated by-laws, the registrant has executed indemnification agreements with its directors and certain senior executive officers.
     Pursuant to those agreements, to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of Delaware, the registrant has agreed to indemnify those persons against any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, by reason of the fact that the indemnified person is or was or has agreed to serve at the request of the registrant as a director, officer, employee or agent of the registrant, or while serving as a director or officer of the registrant, is or was serving or has agreed to serve at the request of the registrant as a director, officer, employee or agent (which, for purposes of the indemnification agreements, includes a trustee, partner, manager or a position of similar capacity) of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust, employee benefit plan or other enterprise, or by reason of any action alleged to have been taken or omitted in such capacity. The indemnification provided by these agreements is from and against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by the indemnified person or on his or her behalf in connection with the action, suit or proceeding and any appeal therefrom, but shall only be provided if the indemnified person acted in good faith and in a manner the indemnified person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the registrant, and, with respect to any criminal action, suit or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe the indemnified person’s conduct was unlawful.
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Item 16.
          (a) Exhibits
     
Exhibit    
No.   Description of Exhibit
 
   
1.1**
  Form of Underwriting Agreement (Debt)
 
   
1.2**
  Form of Underwriting Agreement (Equity)
 
   
1.3**
  Form of Underwriting Agreement (Preferred Stock)
 
   
1.4**
  Form of Underwriting Agreement (Units)
 
   
1.5**
  Form of Underwriting Agreement (Warrants)
 
   
4.1
  Rights Agreement, dated as of July 24, 2002, between the Company and EquiServe Trust Company, N.A., as Rights Agent (which includes the form of Certificate of Designations of Series A Junior Preferred Stock of the Company as Exhibit A, the form of Right Certificate as Exhibit B and the Summary of Rights to Purchase Preferred Shares as Exhibit C) (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A, filed on July 24, 2002)
 
   
4.2
  Certificate of Designations of Series A Junior Participating Preferred Stock of the Company, filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware on July 24, 2002 (incorporated herein by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A, filed on July 24, 2002)
 
   
4.3
  Certificate of Adjustment delivered by the Registrant to Equiserve Trust Company, NA., as Rights Agent, on March 29, 2005 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed on March 29, 2005)
 
   
4.4
  Certificate of Adjustment delivered by the Registrant to American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, as Rights Agent, on February 22, 2006 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed on February 22, 2006)
 
   
4.5
  Specimen of stock certificate representing the Registrant’s common stock, $.01 par value (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.13 of the Registrant’s Form S-1/A Registration Statement No. 333-55412, filed on May 1, 2002)
 
   
4.6
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Indenture dated as of March 21, 2003 between the Registrant and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.27 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2003, filed on May 13, 2003)
 
   
4.7
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 First Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 7, 2003 among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 of the Registrant’s Form S-4 Registration Statement No. 333-106208, filed on June 17, 2003)
 
   
4.8
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Second Supplemental Indenture dated as of September 30, 2003 among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.198 of the Registrant’s Form S-3 Registration Statement No. 333-109906, filed on October 22, 2003)
 
   
4.9
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of February 24,

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Exhibit    
No.   Description of Exhibit
 
   
 
  2004, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.211 of the Registrant’s Form S-3/A Registration Statement No. 333-109906, filed on March 4, 2004)
 
   
4.10
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2004, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.57 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, filed on August 6, 2004)
 
   
4.11
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Fifth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 18, 2004, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.9 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, filed on March 16, 2005)
 
   
4.12
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Sixth Supplemental Indenture dated as of January 20, 2005, among Peabody Energy Corporation, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, filed on May 6, 2005)
 
   
4.13
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September 30, 2005, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (as defined therein) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005, filed on November 8, 2005)
 
   
4.14
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 20, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.14 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, filed on March 6, 2006)
   
4.15
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Ninth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 13, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, filed on August 7, 2006)
   
4.16
  6 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2013 Tenth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 30, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, filed on August 7, 2006)
 
   
4.17
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Indenture dated as of March 19, 2004 between the Registrant and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.12 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the Quarter ended March 31, 2004, filed on May 10, 2004)
 
   
4.18
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 First Supplemental Indenture dated as of March 23, 2004 between the Registrant and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by

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Exhibit    
No.   Description of Exhibit
 
   
 
  reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 23, 2004)
 
   
4.19
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of April 22, 2004, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.58 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2004, filed on August 6, 2004)
 
   
4.20
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Third Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 18, 2004, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.13 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, filed on March 16, 2005)
 
   
4.21
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Fourth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 20, 2005, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005, filed on May 6, 2005)
 
   
4.22
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Fifth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of September 30, 2005, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2005, filed on November 8, 2005)
 
   
4.23
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Sixth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of January 20, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.21 of the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, filed on March 6, 2006)
 
   
4.24
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Seventh Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 13, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, filed on August 7, 2006)
 
   
4.25
  5 7/8% Senior Notes Due 2016 Eighth Supplemental Indenture, dated as of June 30, 2006, among the Registrant, the Guaranteeing Subsidiaries (as defined therein), and U.S. Bank National Association, as trustee (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 of the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, filed on August 7, 2006)
 
   
4.26
  Senior Indenture (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.12 of the Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2004, filed on May 10, 2004)
 
   
4.27*
  Form of Subordinated Indenture
 
   
4.28*
  Form of Senior Security
 
   
4.29*
  Form of Subordinated Security (included in Exhibit 4.27)
 
   
4.30**
  Form of Warrant Agreement

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Exhibit    
No.   Description of Exhibit
 
   
4.31**
  Form of preferred stock share certificate
 
   
5*
  Opinion of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
 
   
12*
  Computation in support of ratio of earnings to fixed charges
 
   
23.1*
  Consent of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (included in Exhibit 5)
 
   
23.2*
  Consent of Ernst & Young LLP, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 
   
24*
  Power of Attorney (included on signature pages)
 
25
  Form T-1 statement of eligibility and qualification under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 of U.S. Bank National Association as trustee under the indenture with respect to the senior debt securities (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 25.1 of the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated March 19, 2004)
 
   
26*
  Form T-1 statement of eligibility and qualification under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 of U.S. Bank National Association as trustee under the indenture with respect to the subordinated debt securities
 
*   Previously filed as an exhibit to this Registration Statement
 
**   To be filed by amendment or as an exhibit to a document to be incorporated by reference herein
Item 17. Undertakings.
     The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
  (1)   To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post effective amendment to this registration statement:
  (i)   To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”);
 
  (ii)   To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

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  (iii)   To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;
Provided, however, that paragraphs (1)(i), (1)(ii) and (1)(iii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is a part of the registration statement.
  (2)   That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
  (3)   To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
 
  (4)   That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:
  (i)   Each prospectus filed by a registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and
 
  (ii)   Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5) or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii) or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.
  (5)   That, for the purpose of determining liability of the registrant under the Securities Act to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the undersigned registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means

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      of any of the following communications, the undersigned registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:
  (i)   Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;
 
  (ii)   Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned registrant;
 
  (iii)   The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned registrant; and
  (6)   That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
 
  (7)   Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question of whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
 
  (8)   To file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under Section 305(b)(2) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939.

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri as of September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ENERGY CORPORATION
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
         
Gregory H. Boyce
      (Principal Executive Officer)
 
       
*
Richard A. Navarre
      Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development
 
      (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 
       
*
      Chairman and Director
         
Irl F. Engelhardt
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
B. R. Brown
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
William A. Coley
       

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Signature       Title
 
*
      Director
         
Henry Givens, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
William E. James
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Robert B. Karn III
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Henry E. Lentz
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
William C. Rusnack
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
James R. Schlesinger
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Blanche M. Touhill
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
John F. Turner
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Sandra Van Trease
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Alan H. Washkowitz
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri as of September 29, 2006.
         
  AFFINITY MINING COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President and Director
         
Jiri Nemec
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Gregory H. Boyce
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Richard A. Navarre
       
 
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-12


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    AMERICAN LAND HOLDINGS OF ILLINOIS, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-13


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    AMERICAN LAND HOLDINGS OF INDIANA, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-14


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    AMERICAN LAND HOLDINGS OF KENTUCKY, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Gregory H. Boyce
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-15


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    APPALACHIA MINE SERVICES, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   EASTERN COAL COMPANY, LLC
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Jiri Nemec
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-16


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    ARCLAR COMPANY, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   BLACK BEAUTY COAL COMPANY,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Mark Cavinder
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-17


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  ARID OPERATIONS INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President and Director
         
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Richard A. Navarre
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-18


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  BEAVER DAM COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President and Director
         
James C. Sevem
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
L. Brent Stottlemyre
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Fredrick D. Palmer
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-19


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  BIG RIDGE, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Bryan A. Galli
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Richard A. Navarre
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Fredrick D. Palmer
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
L. Brent Stottlemyre
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-20


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  BIG SKY COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Gregory H. Boyce
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Richard A. Navarre
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Kemal Williamson
       
 
       
*
      Director
         
Mark R. Yingling
       
 
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-21


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    BLACK BEAUTY COAL COMPANY
 
       
 
  By:   BLACK BEAUTY RESOURCES, LLC,
 
      a General Partner
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
 
       
 
  By:   THOROUGHBRED, L.L.C.,
 
      a General Partner
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President — CEO
         
Bryan A. Galli
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-22


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    BLACK BEAUTY EQUIPMENT COMPANY
 
       
 
  By:   BLACK BEAUTY RESOURCES, LLC,
 
      a General Partner
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
 
       
 
  By:   THOROUGHBRED, L.L.C.,
 
      a General Partner
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President — CEO
         
Bryan Galli
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-23


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    BLACK BEAUTY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-24


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    BLACK BEAUTY RESOURCES, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   BLACK BEAUTY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Bryan Galli
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
 
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-25


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    BLACK HILLS MINING COMPANY, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
         
Signature       Title
 
       
*
      President
         
Charles A. Ebetino, Jr.
       
 
       
*
      Vice President and Treasurer
         
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
       
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-26


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    BLACK STALLION COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   BLACK WALNUT COAL COMPANY,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on this 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Mark R. Yingling
  President
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-27


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    BLACK WALNUT COAL COMPANY    
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Mark R. Yingling
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
 Richard A. Navarre
  Director
 
   
*
 
 Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  Director
 
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-28


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    BLUEGRASS MINE SERVICES, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   PEABODY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Bryan A. Galli
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-29


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    BTU EMPIRE CORPORATION    
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Delbert Lobb
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
 Gregory H. Boyce
  Director
 
   
*
 
 Kemal Williamson
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-30


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    BTU WESTERN RESOURCES, INC.    
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Kemal Williamson
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
 Gregory H. Boyce
  Director
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-31


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CABALLO COAL COMPANY    
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Kemal Williamson
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
 Gregory H. Boyce
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-32


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CENTRAL STATES COAL RESERVES OF ILLINOIS, LLC    
 
  By:   PEABODY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-33


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CENTRAL STATES COAL RESERVES OF INDIANA, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CENTRAL STATES COAL RESERVES OF KENTUCKY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CHARLES COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   EASTERN ASSOCIATED COAL, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Jiri Nemec
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CLEATON COAL COMPANY    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Bryan A. Galli
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
 Richard A. Navarre
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COAL PROPERTIES, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   PEABODY COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Jiri Nemec
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COAL RESERVE HOLDING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NO. 1    
 
           
 
  BY:   COTTONWOOD LAND COMPANY,    
 
      its Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
 
           
 
  BY:   CENTRAL STATES COAL RESERVES OF ILLINOIS, LLC,    
 
      its Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Richard A. Navarre
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COAL RESERVE HOLDING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY NO. 2    
 
           
 
  By:   MARTINKA COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      a Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      a Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Richard A. Navarre
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-40


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COALSALES, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
 Richard M. Whiting
  President
 
   
*
 
 Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-41


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COALSALES II, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   COALSALES, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Richard M. Whiting
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COALTRADE INTERNATIONAL, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COALTRADE, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Stephen L. Miller
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COLONY BAY COAL COMPANY    
 
           
 
  BY:   CHARLES COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      a General Partner    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
 
           
 
  BY:   EASTERN ASSOCIATED COAL, LLC,    
 
      a General Partner    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COLORADO COAL RESOURCES, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Charles A. Burggraf
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  COLORADO YAMPA COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Charles A. Burggraf
  President and Director 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Gregory H. Boyce
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COOK MOUNTAIN COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   EASTERN COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President and Director 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  COTTONWOOD LAND COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President and Director 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    COULTERVILLE COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   MIDWEST COAL ACQUISITION CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  CYPRUS CREEK LAND COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President and Director 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
     
*
 
James C. Sevem
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    CYPRUS CREEK LAND RESOURCES, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-52


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    DIXON MINING COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   DODGE HILL HOLDING JV, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Kenneth E. Allen
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    DODGE HILL HOLDING JV, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   INDIAN HILL COMPANY,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    DODGE HILL MINING COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   DODGE HILL OF KENTUCKY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    DODGE HILL OF KENTUCKY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   DODGE HILL HOLDING JV, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    DYSON CREEK COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Kenneth E. Allen
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-57


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  EACC CAMPS, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President and Director 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Gregory H. Boyce
  Director 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-58


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    EASTERN ASSOCIATED COAL, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   COAL PROPERTIES, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-59


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    EASTERN COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-60


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    EASTERN COAL HOLDING COMPANY, INC.    
 
           
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
POWER OF ATTORNEY
     KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each of the undersigned directors and/or officers whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Gregory H. Boyce, Richard A. Navarre, Jeffery L. Klinger and Joseph W. Bean, or any one of them, his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and does hereby grant unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
/s/ JIRI NEMEC     
Jiri Nemec
  President 
 
           
/s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.     
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President, Treasurer and Director
 
           
/s/ JOHN F. QUINN, JR.     
 
John F. Quinn, Jr.
  Director

II-61


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  EASTERN ROYALTY CORP.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
  President 
James C. Sevem    
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Gregory H. Boyce
  Director 
     
*
 
Gary W. Halstead
  Director 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
     
*
 
Richard D. Robison
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-62


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    FALCON COAL COMPANY    
 
           
 
  By:   BLACK BEAUTY RESOURCES, LLC,    
 
      a General Partner    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
 
           
 
  By:   THOROUGHBRED, L.L.C.,    
 
      a General Partner    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-63


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    FORT ENERGY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY VENTURE FUND, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  President 
     
*.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-64


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  GALLO FINANCE COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Robert C. Hammond
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-65


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    GOLD FIELDS CHILE, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   GOLD FIELDS MINING, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-66


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    GOLD FIELDS MINING, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      President    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-67


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    GOLD FIELDS ORTIZ, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   GOLD FIELDS MINING, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-68


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  GRAND EAGLE MINING, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Bryan A. Galli
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-69


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  HAYDEN GULCH TERMINAL, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Robert C. Hammond
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-70


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  HILLSIDE MINING COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Gregory H. Boyce
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-71


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  HIGHWALL MINING SERVICES COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-72


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    HIGHLAND MINING COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   INTERIOR HOLDINGS, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-73


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    HMC MINING, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Gary W. Halstead
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-74


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    INDEPENDENCE MATERIAL HANDLING, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-75


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  INDIAN HILL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Charles A. Ebetino, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Bryan A. Galli
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
L. Brent Stottlemyre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-76


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    INTERIOR HOLDINGS, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   EASTERN COAL COMPANY, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Gregory H. Boyce
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-77


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    JAMES RIVER COAL TERMINAL, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   PEABODY TERMINALS, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
Vice President and Treasurer
   
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Richard M. Whiting
   
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-78


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  JARRELL’S BRANCH COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Fredrick D. Palmer
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-79


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  JUNIPER COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard A. Navarre
   
 
   
*
  Director
 
Richard D. Robison
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-80


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    KANAWHA RIVER VENTURES I, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   SNOWBERRY LAND COMPANY,    
 
      its Managing Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*   President
 
Jiri Nemec
   
     
*   Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-81


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    KAYENTA MOBILE HOME PARK, INC.    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*   President and Director
 
Robert C. Hammond
   
     
*   Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
     
*   Director
 
Richard M. Whiting
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-82


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    LOGAN FORK COAL COMPANY    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*   President and Director
 
Jiri Nemec
   
     
*   Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
     
*   Director
 
Fredrick D. Palmer
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-83


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    MARTINKA COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   COAL PROPERTIES, LLC,
its Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*   President
 
Jiri Nemec
   
     
*   Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
 
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-84


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    MIDCO SUPPLY AND EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  Director 
     
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean
 
  Attorney-in-fact

II-85


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    MIDWEST COAL ACQUISITION CORP.
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
  President and Director 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.    
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
     
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean
 
  Attorney-in-fact

II-86


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    MIDWEST COAL RESERVES OF
ILLINOIS, LLC
 
       
 
  BY:   AMERICAN LAND HOLDINGS OF
ILLINOIS, LLC,
its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean
 
  Attorney-in-fact

II-87


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    MIDWEST COAL RESERVES OF
INDIANA, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND HOLDINGS OF
INDIANA, LLC,
its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
     
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President 
     
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
     
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean
 
  Attorney-in-fact

II-88


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-89


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    MOUNTAIN VIEW COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   COAL PROPERTIES, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-90


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    MUSTANG ENERGY COMPANY, L.L.C.
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY ELECTRICITY, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-91


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    NEW MEXICO COAL RESOURCES, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
Kemal Williamson
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-192


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    NORTH PAGE COAL CORP.    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
Gregory H. Boyce
  Director
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-193


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    OHIO COUNTY COAL COMPANY    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-94


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PATRIOT COAL COMPANY, L.P.    
 
           
 
  BY:   PATRIOT MIDWEST HOLDINGS, LLC,    
 
      a Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
             
    BY:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC,    
 
      a Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-95


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PATRIOT MIDWEST HOLDINGS, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC, its
Sole Member
   
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Bryan A. Galli
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-96


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PDC PARTNERSHIP HOLDINGS, LLC    
 
           
 
  BY:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  President
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-97


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY AMERICA, INC.    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President and Director
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
Joseph W. Bean
   
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-98


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ARCHVEYOR, L.L.C.
 
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
    its Sole Member   
         
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
  President
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-99


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY CARDINAL GASIFICATION, LLC
 
 
  By:   PEABODY ELECTRICITY, LLC,    
    its Sole Member   
         
     
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Rick A. Bowen
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-100


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY COAL COMPANY, LLC

BY: INTERIOR HOLDINGS, LLC,
its Sole Member
 
         
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Jiri Nemec
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-101


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC
 
 
  By:   PEABODY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC,    
    its Sole Member   
         
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.  
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-102


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ELECTRICITY, LLC
 
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
    its Sole Member   
         
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ENERGY GENERATION
HOLDING COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Rick A. Bowen
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
 
   
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  Director 
 
   
*
 
Jacob Williams
  Director 
 
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ENERGY INVESTMENTS, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Dianna K. Tickner
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
 
   
*
 
James C. Sevem
  Director 
 
   
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Richard M. Whiting
  President and Director 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
 
   
*
 
Richard A. Navarre
  Director 
 
   
*
 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
  Director 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY HOLDING COMPANY, LLC

BY: PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,
its Sole Member  
 
         
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
*
 
Gregory H. Boyce
  President 
 
   
*
 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
  Vice President and Treasurer 
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President and Director 
Gregory H. Boyce
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Director
Richard A. Navarre
   
 
   
*
 
  Director
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY NATURAL GAS, LLC
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
   
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-109


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY NATURAL RESOURCES COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
 
   
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Director 
Robert C. Hammond
   
 
   
*
 
  Director 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-110


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY POWERTREE INVESTMENTS, LLC
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY VENTURE FUND, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
   
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President 
Fredrick D. Palmer
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-111


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY RECREATIONAL LANDS, L.L.C.
 
           
 
  BY:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
   
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President 
Kenneth E. Allen
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-112


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY SOUTHWESTERN COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Director 
G. Brad Brown
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-113


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY TERMINALS, LLC
 
           
 
  BY:   EASTERN COAL COMPANY, LLC,    
 
      is Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
   
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President 
Richard M. Whiting
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-114


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY VENEZUELA COAL CORP.
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President and Director 
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Director 
Richard A. Navarre
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-115


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY VENTURE FUND, LLC
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
   
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President 
Rick A. Bowen
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-116


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
  PEABODY WESTERN COAL COMPANY
 
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
    Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.   
    Vice President and Treasurer   
 
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
 
  President and Director 
Robert C. Hammond
   
 
   
*
 
  Vice President and Treasurer 
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
 
  Director 
Richard M. Whiting
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN
 
   
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-117


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEABODY-WATERSIDE DEVELOPMENT, L.L.C.    
 
           
 
  By:   AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPMENT, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Terry L. Bethel
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-118


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PEC EQUIPMENT COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS CORP.,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Richard A. Navarre
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-119


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
             
    PINE RIDGE COAL COMPANY, LLC    
 
           
 
  By:   COAL PROPERTIES, LLC,    
 
      its Sole Member    
 
           
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.    
 
           
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.    
 
      Vice President and Treasurer    
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-120


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    POINT PLEASANT DOCK COMPANY, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   MIDWEST COAL RESOURCES, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-121


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    POND CREEK LAND RESOURCES, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY COAL COMPANY, LLC,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Jiri Nemec
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

II-122


 

SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    POND RIVER LAND COMPANY
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President and Director
     
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Director
     
Richard A. Navarre
   
 
   
*
  Director
     
James C. Sevem
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    PORCUPINE PRODUCTION, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS, CORP.,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean    
 
  Attorney-in-fact    

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SIGNATURES
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized in the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri on September 29, 2006.
         
    PORCUPINE TRANSPORTATION, LLC
 
       
 
  By:   PEABODY INVESTMENTS, CORP.,
 
      its Sole Member
 
       
 
  By:   /s/ WALTER L. HAWKINS, JR.
 
       
 
      Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
 
      Vice President and Treasurer
     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed on the 29th day of September, 2006 by the following persons in the capacities indicated:
     
Signature   Title
 
   
*
  President
     
Roger B. Walcott, Jr.
   
 
   
*
  Vice President and Treasurer
     
Walter L. Hawkins, Jr.
   
         
*By:
  /s/ JOSEPH W. BEAN    
 
       
 
  Joseph W. Bean