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Madison County, Illinois

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Glasmeyer Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, SE SW NE
This mine was at a depth of 55 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Glasmeyer Mine   John Glasmeyer*   before 1922
[Source - No. 1, #6554]
*The mine was apparently behind John Glasmeyer's farmstead, but the operator is unknown.

Glen Carbon Coal Mine No. 1

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 17, NE NW NE
This mine was at a depth of 54 - 60 feet with an average coal seam of 6 - 6.8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Glen Carbon Mine No. 1   Glen Carbon Coal Company, Inc.   1932 - 1943
Chapman Mine No. 1   Chapman Coal Company, Inc.   1944 - 1951
Bluff Mine No. 1   Bluff Coal Company, Inc.   1952 - 1955
Glen Carbon Mine No. 1   Glen Carbon Mines, Inc.   1956 - 1958
[Source - No. 1, Index 2757]
Last production reported was in August 1958

Goacher Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 24, NW NW NE
This mine was at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 2 - 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Gerdt Mine   Gerdt Coal Company   1934 - 1940
Goacher Mine   Everett Goacher   1941 - 1941
[Source - No. 1, #2837]
Last production reported was in 1941

Green Coal Mines
Moro, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
E. Green Mine   E. Green   pre 1885 - 1885
[Source - No. 2 ]
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The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 58 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
T. Green Mine   T. Green   pre 1885 - 1885
[Source - No. 2 ]
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The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 42 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Green Mine   Green's Mine   pre 1893 - after 1893
[Source - No. 5 ]

Green & Monahan Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Green & Monahan Mine   Green & Monahan   1886 - pre1893
[Source - No. 3 ]

Hankhaus Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 27, SE SE NE
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Hankhaus Mine   Hankhaus   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2827]
No production reported. -- Henkhaus Mine [Source - No. 1, Index 2817]

Hardscrabble Coal Mine

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 33, NE SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 195 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Abbey Mine No. 1   Abbey Coal Corporation   1903 - 1931
Abbey Mine No. 1   idle   1931- 1932
Hardscrabble Mine   Hardscrabble Coal Company   1933 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 192]
Last production reported was in 1937
Annual Coal Report16
New Mines
      The Abbey Coal & Mining company. Collinsville, Madison county, has sunk a shaft at that place to supply local trade.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The Abbey Coal Corporation has installed a new Rumly & Dollie boiler, 60 inches by 22 feet and 20 6-inch flues. This will put this company in excellent working shape again.
 
Annual Coal Report33
Abandoned Mines --       Abbey Coal Corporation operated as a local mine
 
Annual Coal Report38
Temporarily Closed --       Abbey Coal Corporation operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Not Operated --       Abbey Coal Corporation operated as a local mine.
 
Annual Coal Report45 - Changed from Shipping to Local Mine
      Hardscrabble Coal Co., Collinsville, Madison County,

Harmon Coal Mine
Narmon Coal Mine

Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 9, NW NW NW
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Harmon or Narmon Mine   Harmon or Narmon   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2812]
No production reported.

Harris Coal Mine
New Douglas, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 5 West, Section 16, NE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 410 - 437 feet with an average coal seam of 4 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
New Douglas Mine   New Douglas Coal & Mining Company   1891 - 1892
? Mine   Unknown Status of this mine.   1893 - 1901
Clover Mine   Clover Coal & Mining Company   1902 - 1903
? Mine   ? Abandoned16 - see report notes below   1904
Melf Mine   Melf Brothers   1905 - 1907
Melf Mine   idle   1908
Big Mound Mine   Big Mound Coal Company   1908 - 1910
? Mine   Closed due to not having escapement shaft   1910
?Mine   idle   1911 - 1917
Harris Mine   T. R. Harris   1918 - 1919
[Source - No. 1, Index 2795]
Last production reported was in 1919
Annual Coal Report14
New Mines
      The Clover Coal Co. has reopened a shaft that was sunk 11 years ago; very little coal had been taken out, as the company that sunk the shaft had not sufficient capital to operate it. The mine was abandoned and allowed to fill with water. The parties forming the new company are residents of St. Louis and have organized with a capital stock of $100,000. The water has been taken out of the mine; the company has built a new tipple, put in new engines and boilers, and is almost ready to commence hoisting coal. The shaft is located at New Douglas, Madison county, on the Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railway; its depth is 437 feet, and the thickness of the coal is nearly six feet.
 
Annual Coal Report16
Abandoned Mines
      The mine operated by the Clover Coal & Mining Co., New Douglas, Madison county, has abandoned its mine at that place, owing to the condition of the coal seam. It is not profitable to operate this mine.
 
Annual Coal Report18
      Prospecting has been renewed again at the New Douglas mine in Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report21
Change of Name.
      The Milf Brothers' mine at New Douglas, Madison county, will be known as the Big Mound Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Abandoned Mines
      The Big Mound Coal Company's mine at New Douglas, Madison county, was closed last January by the inspector on account of having no escapement shaft.

Hausman Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 12
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hausman Mine   John Hausman   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 5842]

HCF Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 6, SE NE NW
A slope mine at a depth of 20 -30 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
HCF Mine   HCF Coal Company   ?
active in 1922
[Source - No. 1, Index 2791]
No production reported.

Heintz Bluff Coal Mine
Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 27, NE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 162 feet with an average coal seam of 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Heintz Bluff Mine   J. L. Heintz   1876 - 1Jul1882
Heintz Bluff Mine   Joseph Wickliffe
J. L. Heintz, Superintendent
  1Jul1882 - 1876
Heintz Bluff Mine   Heintz Bluff Coal & Mining Company   1882 - 1886
Heintz Bluff Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1896
Heintz Bluff Mine   J. F. Fletcher   1896 - 1897
Heintz Bluff Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1906
[Source - No. 1, Index 2765]
Last production reported was in 1906

Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Heintz Bluff Coal and Mining Co.       This mine has been worked very successfully during the year, and has been well managed. The works have been opened up on the double entry system. The manager is now putting in machines for mining the coal. A Norwalk compressor and Harrison mining machines will be used. A 10 foot fan will be erected at the escapement shaft, to be run by rope gearing, the power to be transmitted by wire rope from the screen engine, a distance of 700 feet. The hoisting shaft has been partly retimbered during the year.
Howard Wickliff, Sup't ; E. Lindley, Mine Manager.
New Fans
      Heintz Bluff Mines, Collinsville, Madison county, a Brazil fan 10 feet in diameter.
 
Annual Coal Report4
Improvements
      The hoisting shaft at Heintz Bluff has been retimbered and new cages put in.
 
Annual Coal Report5
Improvements
      In Madison county the Consolidated Coal Co., at the Heintz Bluff colliery two new boilers have been put in; 2,100 feet of double track have also been put in, and the air-courses improved; at this colliery the north side of the shaft is ventilated by an auxiliary fan, which, up to this time, has always been in the mine, at the foot of the upcast; the fan has been removed to the surface and put up in an improved manner, which has increased the ventilation.
 
Annual Coal report19, 20
Abandoned Mines.
      The Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis, Mo., has abandoned the Heintz Bluff mine, at Collinsville.

Hendricks Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 9, SE NW NW
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Hendricks Mine   Hendricks   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2811]
No production reported.

Henkhaus Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 14, NW SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 60 - 102 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ - 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Henkhaus Mine   John Henkhaus   1935 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 2817]
Last production reported was in 1937

Henrietta Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 1, NW SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 195 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Henrietta Mine No. 1   Henrietta Coal Company
Penny Coal Company11
  1898 - 1900
Henrietta Mine   idle   1901
Henrietta Mine No. 1  
Henrietta Coal Company
  1902 - 1909
St. Louis & Illinois Mine No. 1   St. Louis & Illinois Coal Company   1909 - 1911
Henrietta Mine   W. S. Walker   1911 - 1914
idle during March 1913
Henrietta Mine No. 1   Cowan & Ottearea   1914 - 1916
Henrietta Mine
Beck-White Mine No. 1
  Beck-White Coal Company   1916 - 1919
Henrietta Mine   idle   1920
New Castle Mine   New Castle Coal Company   1920 - 1925
Henrietta Mine No. 1   Henrietta Coal Company   1926 - 1934
Henrietta Mine   idle   1935 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 284]
Last production reported was in 1934
Annual Coal Report10
New Mines in Contemplation.
      The Henriette Coal Company, Edwardsville, has sunk a new shaft at Edwardsville, on the C, P. & St. L. railroad. The coal was struck at a depth of 18-4 feet 6 inches; the thickness of coal is 7 feet. A nice tipple has been built with all the modern improvements.
 
Annual Coal Report11
Improvements
      The Henrietta Coal Co., now known as the Penny Coal company has put down an escapement shaft and is making preparations to put a fan at the top of the same. The company has also equipped its mine with electric mining machines, installed by the Morgan & Gardner Electric company. The machines are now working at a great disadvantage; the roof, which is soapstone varies in thickness from 6 inches to 2 feet and is very brittle, requiring props to be placed close to the face of the coal.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Change of Corporate Name
      The name of the Henrietta Coal Company of Edwardsville, Madison county, has been changed to the St. Louis and Illinois Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Change in Names
      The St. Louis and Illinois Coal Company's mine at Edwardsville is now being operated by W. S. Walker and known as the Henrietta mine.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Abandoned Mines - Madison County :       W. S. Walker, Edwardsville
 
Annual Coal Report27
Improvements
      The Henrietta Mine of Edwardsville, now owned by Cowan & Ottearen, which has not been in operation since March, 1913, is being improved and operations will be resumed about September 1. So far, only surface buildings are being repaired; smoke stacks, which had been blown down, are placed in position, air shaft retimbered, and tipple erected to hoist the debris that had fallen down the air shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report29
New and Reopened Mines - Madison County --       Beck-White Coal Co. No. 1, Edwardsville
 
Annual Coal Report36
Change Of Name --       New Castle Coal Co. to Henrietta Coal Co.

Herman & Houseman Coal Mine
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, 9 West, Section 11, NE NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Herman & Houseman Mine
H & H Mine
  Herman & Houseman   1903 - 1905
[Sources - No. 1, #2813, Nos. 16, 17]
Last production reported was in 1905

Hill Coal Mine
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, 9 West, Section 14, NW SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 60 - 75 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Challensworth Mine   William Challensworth   1878 - 1894
Challensworth Mine   idle   1895
Challensworth Mine   William Challensworth   1896 - 1897
Challengsworth Mine   Amos Challengworth   1897 - 1889
Hill Mine   Hill Brothers   1890 - 1900
Hill Mine   James M. Hill   1900 - 1910
[Sources - No. 1, #2822, Nos. 3, 18 ]
Last production reported was in 1910

Hillside Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, 8 West, Section 6, NE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 22 - 65 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Hillside Mine   Hillside Coal Company   1933 - 1939
Schoeneweis Mine   Paul Schoeneweis   1940 - 1941
Hillside Mine   Hillside Coal Company   1941 - 1942
[Sources - No. 1, #2780, ]
Last production reported was in 1942

Home Trade Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section10, NE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 135 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ - 6½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Home Trade Mine   Home Trade Coal Company   1898 - 1902
Home Trade Mine   Edwardsville Home Trade Coal Company   1902 - 1904
Home Trade Mine   Home Trade Coal Company   1904 - 1909
Home Trade Mine   Edwardsville Home Trade Coal Company   1909 - 1916
Home Trade Mine
Madison Co. Mining Mine No. 1
  Madison County Mining Company   1916 - 1925
Home Trade Mine   O. L. Winkel   1926 - 1928
Home Trade Mine   Henrietta Coal Company   1928 - 1931
[Source - No. 1, Index 191]
Last production reported was in July 1931
Annual Coal Report10
New Mines in Contemplation.
      The Home Trade Coal Company of Edwardsville has sunk a shaft at Edwardsville, solely for local trade, as it is not located on any railroad.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The Home Trade Coal Company, Edwardsville, has installed shaker screens, an elevator and revolving screens, so as to be able to prepare for market a 6-inch lump, 6-inch egg and No. 1 and No. 2 nut and screenings. The change will enable this company to have on hand at all times an assortment of coal for the local market and also for shipment.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Change of Name - Madison County
      Edwardsville Home Trade Coal Co. to Madison County Mining Co. No. 1
 
Annual Coal Report42 - 49 - Idle Mines -- Henrietta Coal Company, H. T. , Edwardsville, Madison County.

Inkhaus Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section10, NE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 60 - 65 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Inkhaus Mine   J. Inkhaus   1881 - 1883
[Source - No. 1, #2775 ]
Last production reported was in 1883

James Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section12, NE NW NE
This mine was at a depth of 56 - 67 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
James Mine   John James   1895 - 1901
[Source - No. 1, #2793 ]
Last production reported was in 1901
Annual Coal Report8
New Mines
      In Madison county, John James has opened a local mine at Bethalto; a gin pit.
Fires
      On May 4, 1896, about 11 p. m., a fire took place at the bottom of the John James mine, Bethalto, badly burning the timber of the shaft. The fire caught from the furnace at the bottom of the shaft used for ventilating the mine; it was subdued by covering the shaft over with plank and then with dirt to exclude the air; when opened a day or two after, the fire was found to be extinguished and the damage not very great.

Jiddiski & King Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, NE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 18 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Jiddiski & King Mine   Opal - Jiddiski & King   ? - 1929
[Source - No. 1, #2782 ]
Last production reported was in 1928
Probably abandoned during 1928 or 1929.
Various name spellings are considered to probably be the same :
      Jedliski, Jiddiski, Jeduska, Tedliska
 
1928 Annual Coal Report
      Listed production of 141 tons sold to local trade.

Jobe Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 12, SE NE NW
A slope mine at a depth of 46 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Jobe Mine   Jobe   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2792]
No production reported.

Jones Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jones Mine   Edward Jones   1886 - 1886
[Source - No. 3 ]
Annual Coal Report3
Mines abandoned during the year :       Edward Jones, Moro.

Josher Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 8 West, Section 31, SW SW NW
This mine was at a depth of 27 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hausman Mine   Hausman Brothers   1925 - 1925
Hausman Mine   Fred Hausman   1925 - 1926
Josher Mine   Josher Coal Company   1927 - 1928
[Source - No. 1, Index 5594]
Last production reported was in 1928

Kabel Coal Mine
Lauman Coal Mine

Moro, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, NW NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 78 - 90 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ - 6½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Lauman Mine   George F. Lauman   1910 - 1911
Kabel Mine
( Lauman Mine )
  George Kabel   1911 - 1918
[Source - No. 1, Index 6482]
Last production reported was in 1918
Annual Coal Report24
Change in Names
      The George Luman mine, near Moro, Madison County, has been sold to George Kabel, who is operating it under the name of Kabel mine.

Kamp & Miller Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kamp & Miller Mine   Kamp & Miller   1904 - 1905
[Source - No. 17]

Kanter Coal Mines
Madison County, Illinois

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

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kanter Mine   Kanter Brothers   1896 - ?
[Source - No. 8]
Annual Coal Report8
New Mines
      In Madison county, Kanter Bros. have opened a mine about one and one-half miles east of Wan; a gin pit.
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The legal description lists this as :    East Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kanter Mine   Gus Kanter   1897 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 9, 10]

Kelly Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 4, NE NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 110 feet with an average coal seam of 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kelly Mine   John Kelly & Sons   1886 - 1889
[Source - No. 1, Index 2774]
Last production reported was in 1889
Annual Coal Report3
New Mine Opened During the Year:
      John Kelley & Sons, Edwardsville.
 
Annual Coal Report4
Abandoned Mines
      John Kelly & Sons shaft at Edwardsville

Kerns-Donnewald Coal Mine
Worden, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 25, NW SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 264 feet with an average coal seam of 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kerns-Donnewald Mine No. 1   Kerns-Donnewald   1901 - 1922
Kerns-Donnewald Mine   Illinois Power & Light Company   1922 - 1924
[Source - No. 1, Index 453]
Last production reported was in April 1924
Annual Coal Report12
New Mines
      A new shaft is being sunk at Worden, Madison county. When visiting there during the end of the fiscal year, the shaft was down about 170 feet; as the depth of coal from surface is about 300 feet, it is not expected that coal will be hoisted before the beginning of next year. The name of the operator is the Kerens & Donniewald Coal Co. The parties interested reside in St. Louis.
 
Annual Coal Report13
New Mines
      The Kerens & Donniewald Coal Co., at Worden, Madison county, has commenced producing coal, and are now at work on the escapement shaft. The equipment is first-class, Litchfield engines, self-dumping cages, and shaker screens, the latter made by the Duncan Foundry Co. of Alton, have been put in.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The Kerens-Donnawald Coal Company, Worden, has installed two new boilers to replace two old ones. No. 1 boiler has 86 four-inch flues and is 16 feet long. No. 2 has 70 four-inch flues and is 18 feet long. A washhouse 24 feet by 52 feet, equipped with hot and cold water has been built.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Improvements
      The Kerens-Donnewald Coal Company, Worden, Madison County, has erected an up-to-date wash house, 18 by 18 feet, with nine sprays and an abundance of hot and cold water.
 
Annual Coal Report33
Change of Name --       Kerns- Donnerwald Coal Company to Illinois Power and Light Corporation.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Illinois Power and Light Corporation, Worden.

Kittinger Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 36, SE NE SE
This mine was a drift mine with an average coal seam of 2½ feet thick.

      A "Drift" type mine is is an underground mine that is excavated where the coal outcrops in the side of a bluff or the highwall of a surface mine. The mine type for surface mines is "strip" because these mines are more commonly called "strip mines."1
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kittinger Mine   D. M. Kittinger Coal Company   before 1922
[Source - No. 1, #2840]
This mine was abandoned before 1922.

Klondike Coal Mine
Prairietown, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 8, NW NW SW
This mine was at a depth of 209 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Mitchell Mine   Mitchell Brothers   1899 - 1901
Mitchell Mine   James Mitchell   1901 - 1902
Mitchell Mine   John E. Mitchell   1902 - 1903
Klondike Mine   Theodore Schuler *   1903 - 1910
Klondike Mine   idle   1911
Klondike Mine   Hardin & Stregemeier   1912 - 1912
Klondike Mine   Eli Stregemeier   1912 - 1916
Klondike Mine   John Kowalisk   1916 - 1930
Klondike Mine   Klondike Coal Company   1931 - 1940
[Source - No. 1, Index 2797]
Last production reported was in 1940
* Annual Coal Report16 shows the spelling as "Theo. Schmeler".
* Annual Coal Report17 shoes th3ew spelling as "Theo. Schuller".
 
Annual Coal Report24
Change in Names
      The Klondyke mine, near Prairietown, Madison County, has been purchased by Hardin and Stiegmeier. The name of the mine remains unchanged.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Change of Ownership
      Hardin & Stregremeier's mine is now Eli Stregremeier's mine, Worden, Madison County.

Koch Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, SE SE SW
This main shaft was at a depth of 18 feet.
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, SW SE SW
This drift shaft was at a depth of 26 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Koch Mine   Koch   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2831]
No production reported.

Kogel & Mitchell Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 30, SE NW SE
A slope mine at a depth of 75 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kogel & Mitchell Mine   Kogel & Mitchell   1937 - 1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 2830]
Last production reported was in 1937

Kortcamp Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cortcamp Mine   Frank Cortcamp   1897 - 1900
Corcamp Mine   Frank Corcamp   1901
Kortcamp Mine   Frank Kortcamp   1902 - after 1903
[Source - Nos. 11 - 15]
Spelling of name varies from Cortcamp - Corcamp - Kortkamp

Livingston Coal Mine

 
Annual Coal Report27
Damage by Storm
      On June 13, 1915, a severe windstorm struck the smokestacks at the New Livingston Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison County, blowing them upon and demolishing a part of the boiler house. Men were put to work building a fireproof brick structure in the demolished part, and the mine resumed operation July 2, 1915.

Livingston & Mt. Olive Coal Mine No. 1

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 6 West, Section 16
This mine was at a depth of 287 feet with a coal seam of 3 - 7.4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
New Staunton Mine No. 1   New Staunton Coal Company   1905 - 1930
New Staunton Mine No. 1   idle   1931
New Staunton Mine No. 1   New Staunton Coal Company   1932
Livingston & Mt. Olive Mine No. 1   Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Company   1932 - 1964
[Source - No. 1, Index 72]
Last production reported was in January 1964
Annual Coal Report16
New Mines
      Mr. .J. E. Rutledge, president of the Trenton Coal company. Trenton, Clinton county, organized a new company, to be known as the New Staunton Coal company. The new company is sinking two shafts, main and escapement, at Livingstone, Madison county, four miles east of Staunton, Macoupin county. These mines are located on a new railroad built by the Frisco and Big Four railroads. It is the intention of the company to make this mine a large producer; a number of houses have been built and a tract of land has been laid out in lots, so that miners desiring to do so may build their own houses.
 
Annual Coal Report17
New Mines
      The following description is given of the equipment of the mine of the New Staunton Coal Co., located at Livingston, Madison county: The hoisting shaft is 8½ X l7 feet, divided into three compartments, two for hoisting and the other for pipes and electric cable: the depth is 287 feet to the top of the coal: the size of the timbers used for timbering the shaft is 8 x 12 inches. The air shaft is 15 x 9 feet, the air chamber 10 x 9, and the escapement 5 x 9: the timbering is the same as in the main shaft. The hoisting arrangement consists of an engine, two-cylinder. 2 4 x 36 inches, furnished by the Danville Foundry & Machine Co., Danville, III.; the diameter of the drum is 8 feet: the ropes are 1 ½, inches crucible steel, furnished by Leschen & Sons Rope Co.. of St. Louis. Mo. The cages are of the Bonds patent, self-dumping, made by the Ellison Machinery & Foundry Co., of St. Louis. Mo.; the sheave wheels are 8 feet in diameter. The electric equipment consists of a McEwen engine, 16 x 16 inches, driving a 100 K. W. Goodman generator. There are four Brownell boilers, 6 x 18 feet, with 72 4-inch flues, two McDowen pumps. 7 x 5 x l0 inches, and one Cochran heater. 2,000 horse power. The tipple is 75 feet in height, from the ground to the sheave wheel, and is built of wood. The shaker screens are constructed so as to furnish four grades of coal: each track has an 80-foot scale: these scales are placed in a concrete sealed pit, and were furnished by Moser, of St. Louis. All of the coal is dumped into a hopper and weighed in the tipple by automatic scales, also furnished by Moser. The fan providing ventilation in the mine was furnished by the Danville Foundry &: Machine Company. It is 20 feet in diameter and 6 feet wide, is driven by direct connection to an engine, the cylinders of which are 12 x 18 inches. The buildings are all constructed of fire-proof material, excepting the tipple: the engine rooms are built of brick, the boiler rooms, shop, fan house and oil house are constructed of corrugated sheet iron; the powder house is also built of brick. The machine shop, which is very essential at all large mines, is equipped with all the latest machinery, such as lathes, drill press, and pipe machines, and such other machinery necessary for carrying on successfully the work at a large mine.
 
Annual Coal Report18
Improvements - Madison County
      The New Staunton Coal Co. at Livingston has put in electric haulage.
 
Annual Coal report19
Improvements.
      Electric motor haulage has been introduced into the New Staunton Coal Company's mine, Livingston, Madison county, during the year.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The New-Staunton Coal Company at Livingston, Madison county, has erected a Briquette plant for briquetting its fine coal. This plant has a capacity of 250 tons a day of eight hours. The company has installed two new boilers 18 feet by 72 inches, with flues, and has also put in a new shaker screen covering four tracks.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The new Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison County, has built a brick addition, 20 feet by 32 feet, to the power plant and installed one 75 K. W. D. C. generator, built by the Goodman Mfg. Co., Chicago.
 
Annual Coal Report27
Improvements
      The New Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, has put in operation a new double type 13-ton mine locomotive equipped with two 90-horsepower motors, thereby increasing the output of this mine. A new fan engine, which increases the efficiency of the fan 20 per cent, has been installed.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The new Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, has built a washhouse 28 feet by 72 feet and equipped it with lockers and hot and cold water.
 
Annual Coal Report29
Improvements
      The New Staunton Coal Company, Livingston, Madison County, has installed a coal crusher which has a capacity of 500 tons per hour.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      New Staunton Coal Co. has made improvements as follows: One 300-kw. generator and engine, direct current, brick building for the same 30 by 42 feet; tile addition to wash house 20 by 60 feet; one 13-ton Goodman motor for main line trolley haulage; one Mancha storage battery motor for gathering; one storage shed 20 by 40 feet.
 
Annual Coal Report41 - Idle Mines -- New Staunton Coal Co.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - Change Of Name -- New Staunton Coal Company to Livingston-Mt. Olive Coal Company.

Lucking Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Baer Mine   Baer Brothers   1889 - 1891
Lucking Mine   B. F. Lucking   1891- 1900
[Source - No. 1, #6591]

Lumaghi Coal Mine No. 1
Collinsville, Madison County, Illinois

 
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 27, SW SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 160 - 165 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ - 7½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Lumaghi Mine   Dr. Octavius Lumaghi   1869 - 1886
Lumaghi Mine   Consolidated Coal Comapny of St. Louis   1886 - 1Aug1886
Lumaghi Mine   idle   1Aug1886 -1888
Lumaghi Mine   O. Lumaghi Colliery   1889 - 1894
Lumaghi Mine   Lumaghi Brothers Coal Company   1894 - 1895
Lumaghi Mine No. 1   Lumaghi Coal Company   1895 - 1903
[Source - No. 1, Index 2766]
Last production reported was March 17, 1903 (Abandoned)
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Lumaghi's Mine
      This mine has been run only about one-half the time during the year, owing to disputes about the weighing of coal and other matters. The operator put up a scale to weigh the coal as it came out of the shaft, a certain percentage being allowed for slack. The operator claimed the coal would not hold out when hauled off the cars in St. Louis, hence the stopping. A fan will be erected at the escapement shaft to improve the ventilation of the mine.
Jos. Lumaghi, Sup't; Jas. McKernan, Manager.
 
Annual Coal Report9
Improvements - Madison County
      The Lumaghi Coal Co., at Collinsville, is preparing to retimber and equip their escapement shaft, which will improve the ventilating capacity of the mine by enlarging it and removing obstructions.
 
Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
      The following shafts have been retimbered during the last year: The Lumaghi Coal Company's shaft.

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