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Jackson County, Illinois

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Strip (Surface) Coal Mines
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Coal in Jackson County, Illinois Underground Coal Mines Fatalities Sources
 

Admiral Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 1 West, Section 17, NE NE NE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 40 to 54 feet with an average coal seam of 8 to 10 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Admiral Coal Mine   Down State Coal Company   1948 - 1951
The last production was reported in 1951.
[Source - No. 1, 2492]

Ajax Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 18, NW SE SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 7 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ajax Coal Mine   Ajax Coal Company, Inc.   1967 - 1968

The last production was reported in March 1968
[Source - No. 1, 2441]

Arrowhead Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 26, NW SW SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 25 to 32 feet with an average coal seam of 3 to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Arrowhead Coal Mine No. 2   Arrowhead Coal Company   1978 - 1979
[Source - No. 1, 982]
The last production was reported in December 1979.

Ava Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 22, SW SW
A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 2 to 5.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ava Coal Mine   Morgan Company   1948 - 1949
Ava Coal Mine   Gorham Construction Company   1949
Ava Coal Mine   Beveridge & Kloth   1950
[Source - No. 1, 2465]
The last production was reported in 1950.

B. & K. Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 4 West, Section 8, NE NE NE
A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 12 feet with an average coal seam of 3.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
B. & K. Coal Mine   B. & K. Coal Company   1963
The last production was reported in 1963.
[Source - No. 1, 2477]

Belle Rive Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 3, W½ SE
A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 18 to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 47 feet in thickness.
& A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Como Coal Mine   C. & M. Coal Company   1956 -1958
Idle   Idle   1959 -1962
Belle Rive Coal Mine No. 2   Belle Rive Mining Company   1963
The last production was reported in 1963.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 2447]

Big Muddy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Murphysboro
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Red Ring Coal Mine   Red Ring Coal Company   1949
Heikel Coal Mine   Heikel High Carbon Coal Company   1950 - 1951
Big Muddy Coal Mine   Big Muddy Coal Company   1951
[Source - No. 1, Index # 4602]

Black Dot Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 1 West, Section 16, NW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 24 to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 4¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Dot Coal Mine No. 2   Farley Brothers Coal Company   1957 -1964
The last production was reported in July 1964.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 874]

Black Servant Coal Mine
Truax-Traer Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County -
      Tipple - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 18, SW NE SW
      Pit (1923 - 1927) - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 18, SE NW SW
      Pit (1928 - 1936) - Township 8 South, 1 West, Section 18, SE NW SW
      Pit - Township 7 South, 2 West, Sections 13, 23 & 35
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 27 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Servant Coal Mine   Black Servant Coal Company   1923 - 1927
Black Servant Coal Mine
Truax-Traer Coal Mine No. 1
  Truax-Traer Coal Company   1928 - 1935
The last production was reported in June 1935.
[Source - No. 1, 419]
1928 Annual Report 37
Change of Name -- Black Servant Coal Co. to Traux-Traer Coal Co.

Burning Star Coal Mines
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Burning Star Surface Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County -
      Tipple - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 36, SW SE SW
      Pit - Township 8 South, 1 West, Sections 17 & 18
      Pit - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 36, SE SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 17 to 38 feet with an average coal seam of 5 to 7 feet in thickness
      & a Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 50 to 70 feet with an average coal seam of 3 to 3½ feet in thickness
Mine Name Operated By Years
Forsyth Coal Mine   Forsyth Coal Company   1925 - 1927
Burning Star Surface Coal Mine   Truax-Traer Coal Company   1928 - 1966
The last production was reported in June 1966.
[Source - No. 1, 684]
1925 Annual Report 34
New Mines. -- Forsythe Coal Company, DeSoto, Jackson County.
 
1928 Annual Report 37
Change of Name -- Forsythe Coal Co., to Traux-Traer Coal Co.
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Burning Star Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County -
A Strip (surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burning Star Coal Mine No. 1   Central Mining Company   1994
[Source - No. 1]
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Burning Star Coal Mine No. 5
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County -       Pit - Township 8 South, 1 East, Section 6, NW
      Pit - Township 8 South, 1 West, Sections 1, 11, 12
      Pit - Township 7 South, 1 West, Sections 21, 22, 24, 28, 33, 34
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 5 to 10 feet in thickness.
&in 1978 & 1979 - A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 75 to 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burning Star Coal Mine No. 5   Consolidation Coal Company   1976 - 1989
The last production was reported in 1989.
[Source - No. 1, 967]

Cooksey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 9 South, 1 West, Section 36, SW NE SE
A Strip (surface) Mine with an average coal seam of 4 to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cooksey Coal Mine No. 1   Joe Cooksey Coal Company   1949 - 1954
This mine was idle in 1951
The last production was reported in 1954.
[Source - No. 1, 4226]

Creek Paum Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Sections 10, 11 & 13-15
A Strip (surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Creek Paum Coal Mine   Knight Hawk Coal, LLC   1998 - ?
[Source - No. 1, 1023]

Day Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 9 South, 1 West, Section 36, SW SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 15 feet with an average coal seam of 7½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Day Coal Mine   Joe Day Coal Company   1950
The last production was reported in 1950.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 4438]

De Soto Coal Mine
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De Soto Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 1 West, Section 8, NE NE SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
De Soto Coal Mine   De Soto Coal Company.   1939
This mine may have been operated by Guy Martin.
The last production was reported in 1939.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 2483]
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De Soto Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 1 West, Section 17, NW SE
A Strip (surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
De Soto Coal Mine No. 3   Three States Trucking, Inc.   1976
The mine may have later been purchased by SIMCO, but no production was reported under that name.
The last production was reported in July 1976.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 957]

Elk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 8, SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4.2 to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elk Coal Mine   Elk Coal Company   1972 - 1973
Elk Coal Mine   Central States Mining Company   1974 - 1977

The last production was reported in November 1977
[Source - No. 1, 942]

Elkville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 19, E½ NE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 70 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elkville Coal Mine   S Coal Company   2004 - 2009 (still active)
[Source - No. 1, 1037]

Fabco Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 2 West, Section 1
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 53 to 70 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ to 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fabco Coal Mine   Fabco, Inc.   1964 - 1965
The last production was reported in October 1965
[Source - No. 1, 2491]

Imhoff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 8 South, 3 West, Section 26, SE NW NE
A Strip (surface) Mine with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Imhoff Coal Mine   Imhoff Coal Company   1933

[Source - No. 1, 4243]

Joliana Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 4, NW NW NE
     & Perry County - Township 6 South, Range 2 West, Section 33, SW SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 35 to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Joliana Coal Mine   C. & M., Inc.   1948
Joliana Coal Mine   R. P. M., Inc.   1949 - 1950
[Source - No. 1, Index 3174]

Katler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 8, SE NW SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Big Muddy Coal Mine No. 2   Big Muddy Coal Company   1966
Main Line Coal Mine No. 2   Main Line Coal Company   1966 - 1968
Katler Coal Mine No. 2   Katler Coal Company   1968

The last production was reported in July 1968
[Source - No. 1, 2442]

Main Line Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 3, N½ of NW SE & NE SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
& A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 57 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Main Line Coal Mine No. 3   Main Line Coal Corporation   1966 - 1968

The last production was reported in 1968
[Source - No. 1, 6598]

Morgan Coal Mines
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Morgan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 22, SW SW SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 5.67 to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Morgan Coal Mine   Morgan Coal Company   1929
[Source - No. 1, 2448]
The last production was reported in 1929.
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Morgan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 22, SE NE SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 6 to 10 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Morgan Coal Mine   Jesse R. Morgan & Son   1951 - 1955
Morgan Coal Mine   idle   1956 - 1957
Morgan Coal Mine   Morgan Brothers Coal Company   1958
Morgan Coal Mine   idle   1959 - 1960
Morgan Coal Mine   Clifford Morgan Coal Company   1961 - 1965
[Source - No. 1, 708]
The last production was reported in 1965.

Oraville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 6 South, 4 West, Section 22, SE SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 5 to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Oraville Coal Mine No. 2   Three States Trucking, Inc.   1975 - 1976
Oraville Coal Mine No. 2   Southern Illinois Minerals   1977
[Source - No. 1, 956]
The last production was reported in 1977.

R & N Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 18, NW SE SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
R & N Coal Mine No. 2   New Gallatin Coal Company   1967 - 1968

The last production was reported in March 1968
[Source - No. 1, 2439]

Razorback Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 36, NE SW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 6 to 8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Razorback Coal Mine   Illini Energy Resources   1997 - 2000

The last production was reported in 2000
[Source - No. 1, 1020]

Red Ring Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 9 South, 1 West, Section 36, SW SE
A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 25 to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 5 to 7½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Red Ring Coal Mine No. 1   Red Ring Coal Company   1955
The last production was reported in 1955.
[Source - No. 1, Index # 4240]

Richerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 4 West, Section 9, E½ NE NW
A Strip (surface) Mine. at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ to 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blumenstock Coal Mine   Ed Blumenstock Coal Company   1955 - 1959
Egbert Coal Mine   Egbert Coal Company   1960 - 1962
Richerson Coal Mine   Richerson Coal Company   1963
This mine was idle in 1962.
The last production was reported in June 1963.
[Source - No. 1, 2478]

Royal Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 1 West, Section 8, S½ SW NW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 20 to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 6 to 7 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Royal Coal Mine   Royal Mining Company   1969 - 1971

The last production was reported in May 1971
[Source - No. 1, 892]

Sand Hill Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 35, SW NW NW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sand Hill Coal Mine   Sand Hill Coal Company   1957
[Source - No. 1, 2473]
The last production was reported in 1957.

Sato Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 3 West, Section 14, SW SE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 30 to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sato Coal Mine No. 5   Southern Illinois Minerals   1977
[Source - No. 1, 959]
The last production was reported in 1977.

Tab Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 9 South, 1 West, Section 36, SW SE & NE
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 20 to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3.3 to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tab Coal Mine No. 1   Tab Mining Company, Inc.   1967 - 1972
The last production was reported in December 1972
[Source - No. 1, 891]

Vergennes Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 8, N½ NW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 30 to 35 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Vergennes Coal Mine No. 4   Three States Trucking, Inc.   1976
VergennesCoal Mine No. 4   Southern Illinois Minerals   1977
The last production was reported in March 1977.
[Source - No. 1, 958]

Wills Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Jackson County - Township 7 South, 2 West, Section 4, SE NW NW
A Strip (surface) Mine at a depth of 24 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wills Coal Mine   Fred J. Wills Coal Company   1936 -1941
The last production was reported in 1941.
[Source - No. 1, 642]

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