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Madison County, Illinois

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Abbey Coal Mines
Collinsville, Madison County , Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Abbey Mine No. 1   Abbey Coal & Mining Company   1903 - 1932
  See : Hardscrabble Mine
Annual Coal Report16
New Mines
      The Abbey Coal & Mining company. Collinsville, Madison county, has sunk a shaft at that place to supply local trade.
 
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 34, NE NW SW
This mine was at a depth of 135 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Abbey Mine No. 3   Abbey Coal & Mining Company   1875 - 1886
  The shaft for this mine was sunk in 1875
by Reid & Strain and leased in 1876 to
Abbey Coal & Mining Company.
Abbey Mine No. 3   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1896
Abbey Mine No. 3   T. F. Jolly   1896 - 1897
Abbey Mine No. 3   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1906
[Source - No. 1, Index 2769]
Last production reported was March 31, 1906 (Abandoned)
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Abbey Coal and Mining Co., Colliery No. 3, Collinsville.
      A number of improvements have been made at this shaft during the year. A new hoisting engine, cylinder 14 x 20, has been set up, an entire new head frame erected, and 10 locomotive chutes put up with new platforms. A new engine house has been erected with water tanks, etc., the works having all been covered in with corrugated iron, and two new boilers are now being set up. The capacity of the mine has been considerably increased. The coal is all mined by machinery. The Harrison machines are being used and an average of 7 machines are in operation daily, each machine having a capacity of 65 to 70 tons. The machine miners, loaders, blasters, timbermen, etc., are all paid by the day. There are on an average about 11 men to each machine, including loaders and timbermen. This is the most successful machine mine in the 4th district.
General Manager, W. R. Crandall ; Superintendent, Wm. Fletcher ;
Mine Manager, Peter Greaves.
 
Annual Coal Report5
Improvements
      In Madison county the Consolidated Coal Co. has put in two new boilers at its No. 3 mine, Collinsville; also extended the double track In the mine; the air-courses have been enlarged, which has given increased ventilation
 
Annual Coal report19, 20
Abandoned Mines.
      The Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis, Mo., has abandoned the Abbey No. 3 mine at Collinsville.

Albers Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 35, SE NE SW
A slope mine at a depth of 26 - 60 feet with an average coal seam of 2.3 - 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Albers / West Mine   George Albers   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2787]
No production reported

Alton Brick Coal Mine
Alton Junction2
Alton, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 35, SE NW SE
A slope mine at a depth of 26 - 60 feet with an average coal seam of 2.3 - 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Boals Mine   M. H. Boals & Company   1881 - 1886
Alton Brick Mine   Alton Stoneware & Fire Brick Company   1886 - 1892
[Source - No. 1, Index 6504]
Last production reported was in 1892

Arbuthnot Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 8 West, Section 31, NW SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 52 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Arbuthnot Mine   Arbuthnot Coal Company   Possibly 1930s
[Source - No. 1, Index 6484]
No production reported.
This mine was co-owned by William Conrad 'Con' Arbuthnot and John Henry Cooper.
At some time the partnership was dissolved and the mine was operated by William Conrad 'Con' Arbuthnot.
The mine was situated at the north end of Prairie Street in Bethalto where the road curves to go towards Moro.
Source : Debbi Geer

Ardent Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 25, NE NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 4.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Ruff-Schrameck Mine No. 1   Ruff-Schrameck Coal Company   1943- 1945
Ardent Mine   Ardent Coal Company   1946 - 1948
[Source - No. 1, Index 2824]
Last production reported was in 1948

B & K Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Twp 6 N, R 9 W, Sec. 5, SW SW SE or SW SE SE
Mine Name Operated By Years
B & K Mine   B & K Coal Company   1959
[Source - No. 1, Index 2779]
No production reported.

Backs Coal Mine
Carpenter, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 7 West, Section 5, SW SW SE
A mine at a depth of 125 feet with an average coal seam of 4 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Bachs Mine   F. C. Bachs   Unknown
Backs Mine   William F. Backs   1902 - 1920
[Source - No. 1, Index 2779]
Last production reported was in 1920

Baker Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 72 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Baker Mine   Baker & Company   1885 - 1886
Baker Mine   Baker Brothers   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 3 ]
Annual Coal Report2
Baker & Company --New Shaft - finished sinking on July 1, 1885

Balster & Hamening Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 14, SE SE NE
A mine at a depth of 163 - 170 feet with an average coal seam of 2 - 2¾ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Balsters Mine   Edward Balsters   ?
Balster & Hamening Mine   Balster & Hamening   ?
active in 1922
[Source - No. 1, Index 2794]
No production reported.

Bartlett Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 3, NE SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Bartlett Mine   Bartlett Mining Company   1869 - 1875
[Source - No. 1, Index 6473]
Last production reported was in 1875

Bauer Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 23, NW SE NE
A slope mine at a depth of 16 feet with an average coal seam of 3.6 - 3¾ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Bauer Mine   Henry Bauer   1914 - 1917
[Source - No. 1, Index 2821]
Last production reported was in 1917
Annual Coal Report27
New Mines
      Henry Bauer has opened a mine for local trade at Bethalto, Madison County.

Bethalto Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 6, SW NW SW
This mine was at a depth 61 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Bethalto Mine   Bethalto Coal Company   1935 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 6471]
Last production reported was in 1935.

Big Arch Coal Mine
Alton, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 36, SW SW NE
This mine was at a depth 13 feet with an average coal seam of 2.7 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Big Arch Mine   Big Arch Coal Company   1938 - 1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 2841]
Last production reported was in 1936.

Big Ben Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, NE NE
This mine was a surface / strip mine.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Big Ben Mine   Big Ben Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2834]
No production reported.

Brookside Coal Mine
Troy, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 7 West, Section 9, SE SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 290 - 298 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Brookside Mine   Brookside Coal Company   1881 - 1887
Brookside Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1887 - 1896
Brookside Mine   Joseph Hardin   1896 - 1897
Brookside Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1906
Brookside Mine   Brookside Coal Company   1906 - 1913
[Source - No. 1, Index 2751]
Last production reported was in November 1912
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Brookside Coal Co.
      This mine has been worked very steadily during the year. The ventilation has been improved by removing the fan to the new escapement shaft. A 48 inch Murphy fan is used for ventilation, ladders have been put in the escapement shaft, and the mine at present is in very good order.
Wm. Freaudanan, Sup't; John Evans, Jr., Mine Manager.
 
Annual Coal Report4
Improvements
      In Madison County, the Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis, has made connections between the Troy shaft and Brookside shaft, giving a better means of escapement in case of accident to either shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report11
Escapement Shafts
      The following escapement shaft caved in, owing to the severe winter, and the shaft timbers being a little decayed, but has been reopened: the escapement shaft at the Brookside mine, Troy, Madison county, owned by the Consolidated Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report21
Improvements.
      The Brookside Coal Company has retimbered its shafts and made improvements in the tower.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Abandoned Mines - Madison County :       Brookside Coal Company, Troy.
 
Coal Washing In Illinois, By : F. C. Lincoln; University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 9, October 27, 1913
Published by University of Illinois, Urbana; p 76, 77
      Prior to 1883 - Washery erected at Brookside by Brookside Coal & Coke Co. to wash coal for coking in 6 ovens.
      1886 - The property of the Brookside Coal and Coke Co. was taken over by Consolidated Coal Co. of St. Louis and the washery was not operated again.

Brueggemann Coal Mine
Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brueggeman Mine   Charles Brueggeman   1917 - after 1918
[Source - Nos. 29, 30]
Annual Coal Report29
New and Reopened Mines - Madison County --       Charles Brueggeman, Alton.

Brunton Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 1, NW SW SE
A mine at a depth of 60 - 64 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ - 4¾ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Neunaber Mine   Neunaber   ?
Brunton Mine   P. Brunton   1881 - 1883
  The History of Madison County,
states that David Brunton was operating a mine near Bethalto
in 1882 -- P. Brunton may be an error.
[Source - No. 1, Index 2786]
Last production reported was in 1883

Buck Road Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 4, NW SE NW
Mine Name Operated By Years
Buck Road Mine   Buck Road Coal Company   1940 -1945
[Source - No. 1, Index 6366]
Last production reported was in 1945

Bunker Hill Coal Mine
Collinsville, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 28, NW SE SE
A mine at a depth of 109 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 6½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams & Neuman Mine   Williams & Neuman   1911 - 1912
Bunker Hill Mine   Bunker Hill Coal Company   1912 - 1918
Williams & Sugar Mine   Williams & Sugar   1918 - 1920
Bunker Hill Mine   Bunker Hill Coal & Mining Company   1920 - 1953
idle in 193343
[Source - No. 1, Index 2767] -- L - 4
Last production reported was in March 1953
Annual Coal Report25
Change of Ownership
      Williams & Newman, Collinsville, Madison County, is now Bunker Hill Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report32
Abandoned Mines -- The following mine was not operated and are abandoned permanently or temporarily closed:
      Bunker Hill Coal Company operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report33
New and Reopened Mines --       Bunker Hill Coal Company operated as a shipping mine.
 
Annual Coal Report36
      Bunker Hill Coal Co. operated this year as a shipping mine.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Opened 1921-1929 --       Bunker Hill Coal Company, Edwardsville.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - Idle Mines -- Bunker Hill Coal Company operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report43 - Idle Mines -- Bunker Hill Coal Company
 
Annual Coal Report45 - Changed from Shipping to Local Mine
      Bunker Hill Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison County.

Burns & Challingsworth Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 6 West, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Burns & Challingsworth Mine   Burns & Challingsworth   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 6368]

Burn Well Coal Mine
Collinsville, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 27, SE NE SW
This mine was at a depth of 163 - 165 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Bullock Mine   Bullock Brothers   1899 - 1918
Bullock Mine   Bullock Mining Company   1918 - 1938
Burn Well Mine   Burn Well Coal Company   1938 - 1945
[Source - No. 1, Index 766]
Last production reported was in March 1945
Annual Coal Report48 - Change Of Name -- Bullock Mining Company to Burnwell Coal Company, Madison County.

Buxton Coal Mine
Collinsville, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 26, SE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 180 - 188 feet with an average coal seam of 7½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Independent Mine   Independent Coal Company   1898 - 1901
? Mine   ?   1902 - 1907
Hydraulic Press Brick Mine   Illinois Hydraulic Press Brick Company   1907 - 1908
Independent Mine   Independent Coal Company   1908 - 1911
Hydraulic Press Brick Mine   Hydraulic Press Brick Company   1911 - 1913
Independent Mine   Independent Coal Company   1913 - 1914
Hydraulic Press Brick Mine   Hydraulic Press Brick Company   1914 - 1917
Independent Mine   Independent Coal Company   1917 - 1918
Independent Mine   idle   1918 - 1919
Independent Mine   Independent Coal Company   1919 - 1920
Hydraulic Press Brick Mine   Hydraulic Press Brick Company   1920 - 1930
? Mine   ?   1931 - 1933
Buxton Mine   Buxton Coal Company   1934 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 2760]
Last production reported was in January 1937
Annual Coal Report10
Improvements.       The Hydraulic Pressed Brick Company has commenced mining coal at their shaft. They have hoisted about 5,000 tons. Their return came too late to be placed on the tabulated report. This company has organized a coal company known as the Independent Coal Company, Collinsville. The shaft is located near Cantine.
 
Annual Coal Report11
Escapement Shafts
      The following escapement shaft has been put down : The Hydraulic Press Brick company , known as the Independent Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report21
Change of Name.
      The Hydraulic Press Brick Company's mine of Collinsville which was reported in 1908 as a local mine has now become a shipping mine, and will be known as the Independent Coal Company.

Callam Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 20, NE NE SW
This mine was at a depth 60 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Callam Mine   Graf Nutter Coal Company   active in 1928
[Source - No. 1, Index 6510]

Camp Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 65 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Camp Mine   Henry Camp   pre 1885 - 1887
Camp Mine
    at a depth of 53 feet
  Henry Camp   18947
[Source - No. 2, No. 3 ]
Annual Coal Report3
Mines abandoned during the year (1887) :       Henry Camp, North Alton.

Canavan Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Canavan Mine   Thomas Canavan   1890 - pre 1893
[Source - No. 4]

Cantine Coal Mines
frequently spelled "Canteen"
Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 26, SE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 182 - 190 feet with an average coal seam of 6.3 - 7½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cantine Mine   C. A. Ambrosius & Morrison   1873 - 1883
Cantine Mine   Cantine Coal & Mining Company   1883 - 1886
Cantine Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 1, Index 2759]
Last production reported was in 18871 (Abandoned August 9, 18863)

 
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County
Canteen Coal and Mining Co.
      This mine has been worked very steadily during the year. A new 10 foot fan has been erected at the escapement shaft, worked by wire rope gearing, the power being transmitted by wire rope from the screen engine. Bearing wheels made of wood are set on posts about 30 feet from the ground. The engine is kept running continually for the fan, and when the screens are to be used connection is made by clutch gearing ; a 5/8 tiller rope is used to transmit the power, and the fan gives adequate ventilation for the mine.       George Gerding, Manager.
New Fans
      Canteen Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison county, a St. Louis fan (Ellison's) 10 feet in diameter.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 25, NW SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 185 - 198 feet with an average coal seam of 7 - 8½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cantine Mine No. 2
    Lumaghi Mine No. 2
  Lumaghi Coal Company   Aug. 1900 - 1950
[Source - No. 1, Index 71]
Last production reported was May 20, 1950
Annual Coal Report13
New Mines
      The Lumaghi Coal Co. has put down a new shaft and is at work on the escapement shaft; the mine is located near Collinsville on the Terre Haute & Indianapolis railroad. No coal was taken out during last year, the first coal raised was in August, 1900.
 
Annual Coal Report21
Improvements.
      The Lumaghi Coal Company of Collinsville, Madison county, has installed electric haulage, in its No. 2 mine; the haulage entries have been relaid with 40 pound steel rails; two 13 ton motors have been installed.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company has installed two Goodman motors in its No. 2 mine at Collinsville and has also erected a new pit head at the same mine.
 
Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company has installed a new high-speed fan of the latest type at its No. 2 mine, Cantine, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      Lumaghi Coal Company at the No. 2 mine, at Collinsville, is enlarging the main air course to a minimum of at least 50 square feet, in order to increase the ventilation. Six electric coal mining machines, one Sullivan continuous cutter and five Jeffreys' continuous cutters, have been put in.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company, at Mine No. 2, Collinsville, Madison County, has put in fifteen Jeffery short wall electric mining machines. The coal at this mine is now entirely undercut by electric machines. A 7½-ton Goodman motor was also installed.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company, at No. 2 mine, has installed two 84-inch boilers, 150 H. P. each, 38 6-inch tubes; built a 100-foot stack; reinforced and repaired head frame and installed two storage battery gathering motors.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Co., at mine No. 2, Collinsville, has installed two gathering motors, which are proving to be a success for gathering coal. A washhouse, 25 feet by 50 feet, equipped with lockers, sprays, faucets, and a water heating system, has been built.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company has installed at No. 2 mine, Collinsville, Madison County, two storage battery motors having 300 amperes per hour with 45 cells and 25 plates with each cell, which will improve the haulage problem of this mine. A new 5-foot booster fan has been installed, which will provide adequate ventilation for this mine.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Lumaghi Coal Co. at No. 2 mine has put in one Goodman trolley motor of 13 tons for main line haulage, two O'Brien boilers each of 150 horse- power, a concrete extension of wash house of 50 by 18 feet, new blacksmith shop 40 by 78 feet and one Mancha storage battery motor.
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Annual Coal Report18
Improvements - Madison County
      The Lumaghi Coal Co. of Collinsville has built a large coal washery near their mines at that place.
Coal Washing In Illinois, By : F. C. Lincoln; University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 9, October 27, 1913
Published by University of Illinois, Urbana; p 81 & 85
      1905 - American washery, 140 tons per hour, built for Lumaghi Coal Co. at Cantine, near Collinsville, by American Coal Washer Co.
      1911 - Electric power installed in the American washery built at Cantine in 1905 by the Lumaghi Coal Co.

 
Annual Coal report19
Improvements.
      The Lumaghi Coal Company of Collinsville, Madison county, has made great improvements in its No. 2 and No. 3 mines, grading the underground haulage roads with the intention of putting in motor haulage.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Fires
      The coal washer of the Lumaghi Coal Company was completely destroyed by fire on the morning of January 6, 1913.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 28, NW SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 166 - 192 feet with a coal seam of 7 - 9½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cantine Mine No. 3
    Lumaghi Mine No. 3
  Lumaghi Coal Company   1903 - 1924
Cantine Mine No. 3   idle   1925
Cantine Mine No. 3
    Lumaghi Mine No. 3
  Lumaghi Coal Company   1926 - 1927
[Source - No. 1, Index 439]
Last production reported was June 30, 1927
Annual Coal Report15
New Mines
      The Lumaghi Coal Co., Collinsville, has sunk a new mine at that place. It is known as No. 3. The company contemplate putting up a steel tipple at this mine.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Temporary Suspension of Mines
      Lumaghi Coal Company has closed No. 3 mine at Collinsville, for the purpose of making repairs, such as erecting a new fan which is capable of producing twice the quantity of air produced by the present one; cleaning out air courses, and making preparations to have the present underground workings extended through the old and abandoned workings of a mine known as the Heinz Bluff mine. A new boiler has also been installed.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company, at the No. 3 mine, a 150 H.P. 72-inch boiler, twenty-six 6-inch flues, and one Sullivan fan, guaranteed to produce 70,000 cubic feet at 1 inch water gauge, have been installed.
 
Annual Coal Report29
New and Reopened Mines - Madison County --       Lumaghi Coal Co. No. 3, Collinsville
Improvements
      The Lumaghi Coal Company has installed, at No. 3 mine, a storage battery motor, capacity 320 amperes, 96 volts, speed of 6 miles per hour, length of haulage 3,200 feet. Two self- dumping cages are on the ground and will be put in.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Lumaghi Coal Co. at No. 3 mine automatic self-dumping cages have been installed, doing away with pulling the loaded box onto a platform from the cage; concrete wash house 24 by 50 feet has been built; one Mancha storage battery motor for main haulage has been installed.
 
Annual Coal Report38
Temporarily Closed --       Lumaghi Coal Company mine No. 3, operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Not Operated --       Lumaghi Coal Company No. 3.
 
Annual Coal Report40
Idle Mines --       Lumaghi Coal Company No. 3.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - 49 - Idle Mines -- Lumaghi Coal Co., No. 3. , at Collinsville in Madison County.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 23, SE SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 196 feet with a coal seam of 6 - 8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cantine Mine No. 4   Lumaghi Coal Company   1950 - 1964
[Source - No. 1, Index 842]
Last production reported was March 1964

Carlin Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 6, NW NW SW
A mine at a depth of 55 - 76 feet with an average coal seam of 2 - 6.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Yager Mine   Yager Coal Company   1911 - 1914
Humm Mine   F. Humm   1914 - 1915
Humm Mine   Humm Brothers   19145 - 1916
Humm Mine   Fred Humm   1916 - 1918
Humm Mine   Humm Brothers   1918 - 1920
Jay Mine   Jay Coal Company   1920 - 1923
Jay Mine   idle   1924 - 1925
Carlin Mine   Carlin Coal & Mining Company   1926 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 627]
Last production reported was in 1935
Annual Coal Report36
Change Of Name --       Jay Coal Co. to Carlin Coal Co.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Opened 1921-1929 --       Carlin Coal Company, Bethalto, Madison Co.

Challingsworth Coal Mines
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 23
Mine Name Operated By Years
Challingsworth Mine No. 1   Challingsworth   ?
 
Challingsworth Mine No. 3   Challingsworth   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2804]
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 11
Challingsworth Mine No. 4   Challingsworth   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 6369]

Coalfax Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 6, SW NE NW
A mine at a depth of 72 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ - 4¾ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Ritchie Mine No. 1   John B. Ritchie   1935 - 1936
Midway Mine   Midway Coal Company   1936 - 1937
Midway Mine   idle   1937
Golden Glow Mine   Golden Glow Coal Company
operated by John B. Ritchie
  1938 - 1938
Coalfax Mine   Coalfax Coal Company
operated by John Aljets
  1938 - 1940
Coalfax Mine   Pete & Louis Marin   1941- 1941
Coalfax Mine   Coalfax Coal Company   1942 - 1942
[Source - No. 1, Index 2781]
Last production reported was in 1942

Collinsville Coal Mines
Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 34, NE SE NW
Old Shaft was at - Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 34, NW SW NE
            and was used by the Heintz Bluff Mine as an air shaft.
This mine was at a depth of 150 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 7½ feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Collinsville Mine   Collinsville Coal & Mining Company   1862 - 1881
  According to the History of Madison County, 1882,
this mine was sunk in 1873, by Peter Wonderly
Collinsville Mine   Wonderly & Wonderly   1882
Collinsville Mine   Collinsville Coal & Mining Company   1883 - 1886
Collinsville Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 1, Index 2770]
Last production reported was in 1887
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Collinsville Coal and Mining Co.       This shaft has worked very steadily during the year. A new 10 foot fan has been erected at the escapement shaft, doing away with the furnace, and increasing the ventilation fully one-half. Putting in the fan enables the operator to get coal in parts of the mine where it could not be got while using the old furnace, as the shaft was too shallow to successfully use a furnace.
Jos. Wicklilf, Sup't ; Martin Fulton, Mine Manager.
New Fans
      Collinsville Coal and Mining Co., Collinsville, Madison county, a Brazil fan 10 feet in diameter.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 28, SW SW NW
This mine was at a depth of 94 - 96 feet with an average coal seam of 5¾ - 8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Collinsville Mine   Collinsville Coal Corporation   1924 - 1946
[Source - No. 1, Index 2768]
Last production reported was in 1946
Annual Coal Report36
      Collinsville Coal Corp. operated this year as a shipping mine.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Opened 1921-1929 --       Collinsville Coal Corporation, Collinsville.
 
Annual Coal Report43 - Idle Mines -- Collinsville Coal Corporation operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report45 - Changed from Shipping to Local Mine
      Collinsville Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison County.

Confidence Coal Mine
Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 26
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilborn Mine   Wilborn Mining Company   1870 - 1874
  According to the History of Madison County,
by W. R. Brink & Co., Edwaerdsville, Illinois
The shaft for this mine was sunk in the spring of 1870
by Seybt, Bandileer & Company and leased to
Bartlett Coal & Mining Company, in the fall.
Bartlett Mine   Bartlett Coal & Mining Company   1874 - 1878
Confidence Mine   Seibt & Bandileer   1878 - 1881
Confidence Mine   Confidence Coal & Mining Company   1881 - 1886
Confidence Mine   Consolidated Coal Comapny of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 1, Index 2762]
Last production reported was in 18871 (Abandoned August 8, 18863)
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Confidence Coal Mining Co.
      This is a machine shaft, working on an average 5 Harrison machines. The mine has worked very smoothly during the year. The works are starting up on the double entry system, which will give a better chance to carry the air up to the working face. Part of the escapement shaft has been retimbered.
Jule Weisenberg, Sup't ; Felix Smith, Mine Manager.

Conlin Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 82 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Conlin Mine   Conlin & Company   pre 1885 - 1887
[Source - No. 2, No. 3 ]

Consolidated Coal Mine No. 12
Worden, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 25, SW NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 280 feet with a coal seam of 4½ - 8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Wabash Mine   Wabash Coal Mining Company   1881 - 1884
  According to the History of Madison County,
this mine was opened in 1881.
The Wabash Coal Mining Company was owned by
F. P. Baker & Company of St. Louis.
Ellsworth Mine No. 12   Ellsworth Coal & Mining Company   1884 - 1886
Worden Mine No. 12   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
Worden Mine No. 12   idle   1887
Worden Mine No. 12   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1888 - 1893
Coar & Lenart Mine   Coar & Lenart   1893- 1895
Consolidated Mine No. 12   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1895 - 1896
Worden Mine No. 12   Firman-Coar Coal Company   1896 - 1897
Consolidated Mine No. 12   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1901
[Source - No. 1, Index 2801]
Last production reported was in 1901
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Colliery No. 12, Worden.
      This mine was originally owned by the Wabash Coal Co., and was stopped for want of an escapement shaft. It was bought in April by the Ellsworth Co., who at present are sinking an escapement shaft. A pair of double engines will be put in for hoisting, new boilers, and general improvements will be made to make this a first class colliery.
    Geo. Strebel, Superintendent.
    Sam Beard, Mine Manager.
New Escapement Shafts.
      Ellsworth Coal Co., Worden, Madison county, shaft No. 12, escapement shaft being sunk.

Cooper & Wolf Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County - Twp 5 North, 9 West, Section 1, NE NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 65 - 71 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Spencer Mine   John Spencer   pre 1893 - 1908
Wolf Brothers Mine   Wolf Brothers   1908 - 1909
? Mine   Unknown status of this mine   1910 - 1919
Arbuthnot Mine   W. C. Arbuthnot*   1920 - 1920
Arbuthnot & Cooper Mine   Arbuthnot & Cooper   1920 - 1923
Arbuthnot & Cooper Mine   idle   1924
Cooper & Arhustmate Mine   Cooper & Arhustmate   1924 - 1925
Cooper & Wolf Mine   Cooper & Wolf   1925 - 1925
[Sources - Nos. 1, Index 2788, 5 - 7, 8 - 10, 14 - 17]
*William Conrad 'Con' Arbuthnot
 
Last production reported was in 1925
Annual Coal Report of 18935 shows the spelling as "Spence"
 
Annual Coal Report21
Change of Name.
      The John Spencer mine at Bethalto, Madison county will be operated by the Wolf Bros.

Cortcamp Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
See : Kortcamp Coal Mine

Cowling Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cowling Mine   Thomas Cowling   pre 1890 - pre 1893
[Source - No. 4]

Culp Grove Coal Mine
Alton, Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 23, NE NW NW
This mine was at a depth of 55 - 63 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Culp Grove Mine   Culp Grove Coal Company   1928- 1928
Culp Grove Mine   idle   1929
Culp Grove Mine   Culp Grove Coal Company   1930- 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 2823] -- L - 12
Last production reported was in 1937

DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1

The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 6 West, Section 18, NW SW NE
DeCamp Mine No. 1
Photograph Courtesy of Aaron Ahrens & Lynn Puryear; DeCamp Settlement
DeCamp Coal Mining Co.
DeCamp Fuel Co. Sales Agents
712 Missouri Trust Bldg, St. Louis
Mine Name Operated By Years
DeCamp Mine No. 1   DeCamp Coal & Mining Company   1903 - 1913
[Source - No. 1, Index 770]
Last production reported was in November 1913
Annual Coal Report15
New Mines
      The DeCamp Fuel Co. of St. Louis, Missouri, is sinking a new shaft two miles south of Staunton in Madison county, located on the Wabash railway.
 
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1 Tipple
Photograph Courtesy of Aaron Ahrens & Lynn Puryear; DeCamp Settlement
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1     Tipple

Annual Coal report19
Coal Washing Plants.
      The DeCamp Coal Company of St. Louis, Mo., has built a new washery at its mine near Staunton. The capacity will be about 200 tons an hour.
Coal Washing In Illinois, By : F. C. Lincoln; University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 9, October 27, 1913
Published by University of Illinois, Urbana; p 82 & 86
      1907 - Stewart washery, 50 tons per hour, erected at the mine of the De-Camp Coal Co., De-Camp, near Staunton, under contract for erection and operation with Midland Washery Co. Roberts & Schaefer Co. built the plant and it began operating in August.
      1912 - The Stewart washery erected at DeCamp near Staunton in 1907 and acquired by the Bituminous Coal Washing Co. in 1910 was dismantled in October and moved to Pana for storage on account of a disagreement with the mine owner.

Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The DeCamp Coal Mining Company has installed motor haulage in its mine at DeCamp, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report27
Abandoned or temporarily closed Mines - Madison County :       DeCamp Mining Company, No. 1 mine, Staunton.
Coal Age, October 14, 1911, p. 29
Illinois - Edwardsville
      An attempt to sell the personal property of the De Camp Coal Company was stopped by an injunction. The execution for the sale was issued after 160 miners sued the company for a month's pay. The miners claim wages due to the amount of something like $12,000.
Coal Age, December 20, 1913, Vol. 4, No. 25, p. 954
Illinois - Edwardsville
      The De Camp Coal Mining Co., of De Camp, Ill. has gone into the hands of a receiver, C. W. Huskinson, of Alton, Ill., and old mining man, Having been appointed to take charge of the property. The application was filed by the State and Trust Bank of Highland, Ill., as trustee for the bondholders. The De Camp company is one of the oldest in this field, and at one time was one of the largest wholesale and retail companies in St. Louis.
Coal Age, October 24, 1914, p. 689
Illinois - De Camp
      The De Camp coal mine was recently sold by the master in chancery, Thomas C. Brewster of St. Louis, general manager of the Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. bidding in the property. The latter would not disclose the identity of the purchaser for whom he was acting. Besides the actual coal mine equipment and coal rights to between 250 and 300 acres of land, the purchaser is also to receive 8 four-room cottages, and a two-story building suitable for use as a hotel or a boarding house.
Coal Age, June 26, 1915, Vol. 7, No. 26, p. 1117
Illinois - Staunton
      Plans have been made for wrecking the De Camp mine soon. A force is now engaged in taking out material from underground, after which the top works will be dismantled.
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1 Miners' Houses
Photograph Courtesy of Aaron Ahrens & Lynn Puryear; DeCamp Settlement
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1     Miners' Houses
 
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1 Slag Pile
Photograph Courtesy of Aaron Ahrens & Lynn Puryear; DeCamp Settlement
DeCamp Coal Mine No. 1     Slag Pile & Miners' Houses

For the reconstruction of Decamp Settlement please see :
The DeCamp Settlement - Staunton, Illinois ; The Start of Something Big; Bringing the Past Back to Life

Decoto Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Decoto Mine   A. Decoto   1917
[Source - No. 29]
Annual Coal Report29
New and Reopened Mines - Madison County --       A. Decota, Bethalto

Donk Coal Mines
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 22, NW SW NW
A slope mine at a depth of 133 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Donk Mine No. 1   Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company   1900 - 1921
[Source - No. 1, Index 344]
Last production reported was January 31, 1921 - Abandoned on April 27, 1922
Annual Coal Report11
New Mines in Contemplation
      The Donke Bros. Coal & Coke Co., Belleville, St. Clair county, has started to sink a shaft. The size is 9 x 18 feet in the clear. It is the intention to equip it with all the modern and latest improved machinery, steel top works and electric mining machines, and to place their coal in the market over their own railroad. The shaft is located nearly two miles west of Collinsville, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report12
New Mines
      It was mentioned in the report of this district last year that Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company, of Belleville, had commenced operating a shaft near Collinsville, Madison county. The size of this shaft is 9 x 18 feet, and the depth 135 feet to the top of the coal. It is divided into three compartments as follows: Seven feet ten inches by nine feet being the size of the two main compartments, and a third compartment which is nine feet by fifteen inches. The height of the tipple from the ground to the center of the sheaves is fifty-six feet. For hoisting and handling the coal a first class pair of Litchfield engines is used, 18 x 32 inches, with a seven foot drum. The cages are self-dumping, of the Bond type. The shaker screen makes three grades of coal -- lump, nut, pea or slack, and a track is used for the refuse. The power consists of six seventy-two inch by twenty foot boilers, having eighteen six-inch flues, erected in three batteries. The pumps required are Hooker No. 10 and Cameron No. 12.
      The electrical equipment, which is first class in every particular, consists of a St. Louis Corlis engine 10 x 36 inches, running at a speed of eighty revolutions per minute, belted to a 100 K. W. link belt, a multipolar generator, being 400 amperes at 250 volts; a switchboard of double marble slabs, and all arrangements tor instruments for a duplicate power unit.
      At present there are four mining machines of different types; a Link-Belt, Morgan-Gardner, Jeffrey and Sullivan. The Sullivan is the most successful where the roof is bad, as it requires less room at the face, and the cutting made by it is only five feet deep, while the others cut seven feet.
      The escapement shaft is 8 x 16 feet, in two compartments, a good substantial stairway is built in one, and the other is used for ventilation. The fan is 20feet in diameter, driven by an engine 14 x 18 inches. The quantity of air found passing per minute was 65,000 cubic feet, the speed of the fan being fifty revolutions per minute.
      The buildings are all built of pressed brick, and in such manner as to give the works a handsome appearance, the intention being to make the mine and top works the best in the State. The same company has extended its railroad track to Troy, in Madison county, and commenced operations near that place. The main and escapement shafts have been sunk, and it is intended to equip them after the manner described at the Collinsville mine. The company has commenced to sink the third shaft about two miles south of Troy. These shafts will make the company one of the largest producers of coal in southern Illinois.
 
Annual Coal Report14
Mine Fires
      The Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. had a fire at their No. 1 mine, destroying the tipple and washery; the loss is estimated at over $60,000. The company rebuilt the tipple and resumed work in a very short time, and is now rebuilding the washery.
Coal Washing In Illinois, By : F. C. Lincoln; University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. XI, No. 9, October 27, 1913
Published by University of Illinois, Urbana; p 78, 79
      1898 - Luhrig washery, 50 tons per hour, built for Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. at its Mine No. 1, Donkville, near Collinsville, by Link-Belt Co.
      1899 - The Luhrig washery, erected in 1898 for Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. at Donkville, near Collinsville, was destroyed by fire.
      1902 - Stewart washery, 80 tons per hour erected by Mr. E. A. Stewart for Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. at its No. 1 Mine, Donkville, near Collinsville.

 
Annual Coal Report15
Improvements
      The Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. are making preparations to install electric haulage.
 
Annual Coal Report16
Improvements
      The Donk Bros. Coal & Coke company, Troy, Madison county, has put in two additional electric motors of ten tons each at its Troy mine: also two additional motors at its No. 1 mine near Collinsville.
 
Annual Coal Report24
      I am pleased to report the erection and putting in use of an underground hospital at the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company's No. 1 mine. It is built of concrete throughout, is 7 feet high by 13 x 14 feet. It is steam-heated and has hot and cold water. The temperature is kept at 90°. It is furnished with an operating table, the first aid appliances, with necessary blankets, kept in cupboard conveniently arranged, and is equipped with electric lights. The two stretchers are also kept here. In the two cases in which it has been tested it has fully met the expectations of its promoters. I believe this is the first underground hospital in the State. Mr. Wilson and the Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company certainly deserve great credit for being the forerunners in improving mining conditions in this particular regard.
Donk Mine Underground Hospital

 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      Donk Bros, have repaired and strengthened the tower and re-timbered a portion of the hoisting shaft at the No. 1 mine.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company, mine No. 1, Donkville, a 15-ton motor, which increased the capacity of the mine about 800 tons per day, has been put in.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company has put in a booster fan at No. 1 mine, Collinsville, Madison County, improving the ventilation very satisfactorily.
 
Annual Coal Report32
Abandoned Mines -- The following mine was not operated and are abandoned permanently or temporarily closed:
      Donk Bros.' No. 1, Collinsville
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Donk Bros. Coal Company Nos. 1 and 2, Collinsville.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 11, SE SW NE
A slope mine at a depth of 238 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Donk Mine No. 2   Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company   1900 - 1925
[Source - No. 1, Index 438]
Last production reported was February 1925
Annual Coal Report13
New Mines
      The Donk Bros., Coal & Coke Co. has sunk two more shafts in Madison county, one at Troy, the other at Maryville, three miles northeast of Collinsville. The equipment of these shafts is to be the same as No. 1 at Collinsville. Last year's report gives a description of the plant at the latter mine.
 
Annual Coal report19, 20
Improvements.
      The Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company of St. Louis, ]\Io., have made extensive improvements at their No. 2 mine at Marysville, Madison county. Two new boilers, each 150 horse power, and a generator of 200 K. W. have been installed. Two thirteen-ton motors have been installed. The tracks in the mine have been graded, the bottom taken up and the slate taken down and the tracks laid with forty pound T rails. A separate traveling way for the employees has been constructed, separated from the motor roads; also proper passages, so that all the caging will be done on one side of the shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company has spent about $1.5,000.00 in improving the fifth east entry of the No. 2 mine and have installed a 1,500 H. P. Cochran water heater.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      Donk Bros, at the No. 2 mine, last March, the hub of the sheave wheel broke, which in turn caused the sheave to cant while it was hoisting a load; this allowed the rope to slip out. The rope severed every stay and brace between the uprights and backstays to the engine-house from the shaft, thus practically cutting the headgear in half. The headgear was so badly wrecked that a new headgear was erected after a month's idleness. A 5-foot Booster fan was put in, which greatly benefits that section of the mine. A 15-ton electric motor was also installed.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company, a No. 2 mine, the company has installed three new mining machines, one Jeffrey, one Goodman, and one Sullivan short wall.
 
Annual Coal Report27
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company at No. 2 mine, Maryville, has installed a new engine and dynamo. Thirteen breast and three short wall mining machines have replaced thirty compressed air punchers. An accident which happened May 5, 1915, completely demolished the old engine and a new one was bought and placed on a reenforced concrete foundation.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company, mine No. 2, Maryville, a new crusher, capacity 125 tons per hour, has been installed, the crusher and elevator built on a railroad car, and can be moved from one mine to another. A washhouse, 48 feet by 52 feet equipped with 32 sprays, 147 lockers and 200 hangers, has been built.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company has installed three 5-foot booster fans at No. 2 mine, Maryville, Madison County. This makes six booster fans in this mine.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. has installed six Ironton storage battery motors for gathering at No. 2 mine.
 
Annual Coal Report35
Mines Not Operated --       Donk Bros. Coal Company No. 2.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Donk Bros. Coal Company Nos. 1 and 2, Collinsville.
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The legal description lists this as :    Troy, Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 7 West, Section 9, NW NW NW
A slope mine at a depth of 273 - 287 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Donk Mine No. 3   Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company   1900 - 1922
See : Troy Domestic Mine
[Source - No. 1, Index 644]
Last production reported was February 1953
Annual Coal Report13
New Mines
      The Donk Bros., Coal & Coke Co. has sunk two more shafts in Madison county, one at Troy, the other at Maryville, three miles northeast of Collinsville. The equipment of these shafts is to be the same as No. 1 at Collinsville. Last year's report gives a description of the plant at the latter mine.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements.       Donk Bros. Coal and Coke Company at the No. 3 mine a 5 foot Stine Booster fan, operated by electricity, has been installed and is doing good work. Before this fan was put in the air was very poor.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Company, at No. 3 mine, has put in new concrete pillar under head gear and frame works and placed a brace, 66 feet long, to the tipple to strengthen the head gear. This will put the tipple in good condition.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company, mine No. 3, Troy, installed a new multipole electric generator, nine breast machines and one short machine. This changes this mine from a hand to a machine mine. A run around has been arranged at the bottom of the shaft, which allows all coal to be caged from one side. A new smokestack 75 feet in height and 3 feet 6 inches in diameter, has been erected.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Donk Bros. Coal & Coke Co. has installed one Ironton storage battery motor for gathering at No. 3 mine.
 
Annual Coal Report33
Change of Name --       Donk Brothers No. 3 mine to Troy Coal Company.

Draper Coal Mine
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 26, NE SW NW
This mine was at a depth of 26 - 50 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Draper-Johnson Mine   Draper-Johnson   1932 - 1934
Draper Mine   Draper Coal Company   1935 - 1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 2826]
Last production reported was in 1936

Edwardsville Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 12, SW SE NW
This mine was at a depth of 140 feet with an average coal seam of 5½ - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
East Side Mine   East Side Coal Company   1910 - 1929
East Side Mine   idle   1930
East Side Mine   East Side Coal Company   1931 - 1940
Edwardsville Mine   Edwardsville Coal Company   1940 - 1945
[Source - No. 1, Index 767]
Last production reported was in 1945
Annual Coal Report37
New Mines --       East Side Coal Company, operated as a shipping mine.
 
Annual Coal Report38
Temporarily Closed --       East Side Coal Company operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report40 - Idle Mines --       East Side Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report41 - Idle Mines -- East Side Coal Co., operated as a local mine.

Edwardsville Coal Mine No. 3
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 11, SE SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 216 - 217 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Wolf Brothers Mine   Wolf Brothers Coal & Mining Company   1879 - 1891
Madison Mine No. 3   Madison Coal Company   1891 - 1904
Edwardsville Mine No. 3   Edwardsville Coal Company   1904 - 1910
City Mine No. 3   City Coal Company   1910 - 1911
City Mine No. 3   Herzogg-Gears & Company   1912
City Mine No. 3   City Coal Company   1913 - 1917
Edwardsville Mine No. 3   Edwardsville Coal Company   1917 - 1923
[Source - No. 1, Index 2776]
Last production reported was in April 1923

Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Wolf & Bros. Coal Mine.
      This mine has been opened up during the year with double entries, all single entry work being abandoned, and a new 10 foot Brazil fan has been erected at the escapement shaft. The works are now well ventilated, and the management of the mine is very good.     Otto Wolf, Sup't ; Jos. Schawyer, Manager.
New Fans
      Wolf Bros. Coal Co., Edwardsville, Madison county, a Brazil fan 10 feet in diameter.
 
Annual Coal Report5
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Co. has erected a new fan at its No. 3 colliery, Edwardsville; the fan is 15 feet in diameter; engine geared direct; the air- courses have been greatly enlarged; the air is split at suitable points, which has doubled the ventilation; double track has been put in on both main entries leading from the main shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report6
Improvements.
      The Madison Coal Company has erected a new tower, tipple-house and shaking screen at its No. 3 mine, Edwardsville.
 
Annual Coal Report19
      The Edwardsville Coal Company's mine at Edwardsville, Madison county, has not been in operation since April 1, 1907, but this company will put the mine in operation again September 1, 1907.
 
Annual Coal Report20
Improvements.
      The Edwardsville Coal Company has installed a new box car loader at its Edwardsville mine. Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      The City Coal Company of Edwardsville, has made a decided improvement in the main air course of its mine, which should greatly improve the ventilation. The company has retimbered the escape shaft, and partly retimbered the hoisting shaft, and repaired the boilers. This mine was a year ago considered in poor condition, but is now operated by Herzogg-Gears & Co., and it must be said to their credit that they have improved the condition of the mine to no small degree.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      At the City Coal Company's mine, Edwardsville, the foundation under the air compressor has been changed from brick to re-enforced concrete. A small generator was also installed to light up the surface and pit bottom.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Edwardsville Coal Company, Edwardsville.

Elfgen Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elfgren Mine   B. F. Elfgren   1895 - after 1898
[Source - Nos. 7, 8]
Annual Coal Report of 18968 shows the name as "B. L. Elgin".

Farrell Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Farrell Mine   Herbert Farrell   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 19]

Fern Glen Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, NW NE SE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fern Glen Mine   Fern Glen Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 6592]
No production reported.

Forsythe-Carterville

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Twp. 4 N, R 4 W, Sec. 29, NW corner NW SW NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Young Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1943
  The shaft for this mine was sunk in 1943, but no production was reported.
 
 Unknown status of this mine from 1943 - 1958
 
Forsythe-Carterville Mine   Forsythe-Carterville Coal Company   1958
  In November of 1958 the shaft was pumped out in 7 hours
and a southbound entry of about 8 feet was started to take samples.
No record of any mining of coal.
[Source - No. 1, Index 2771]
No production ever reported.

Fort Russell Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, SE SW NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fort Russell Mine   Fort Russell Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 6531]
No production reported.

Franklin Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, SW NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Franklin Mine   Howard Franklin Coal Company   1931 - 1933
[Source - No. 1, Index 2835]
Last production reported was in 1933

Fredericks Coal Mine
Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fredericks Mine   Fred R. Fredericks   1902 - after1907
[Source - Nos. 15 - 19]
1906 Annual Coal Report18 -- shows the spelling as "Frerichs".

Madison County, Illinois Coal Mines - G - L
Madison County, Illinois Coal Mines - M - Z
Fatalities in Madison County Coal Mines
 
Return to : Madison County, Illinois Coal Mining History
Sources : See : Madison County, Illinois Coal Mines Sources
 

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