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Madison Coal Mines
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Glen Carbon, Madison County - Township 4 North, 8 West, Section 26, SW SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 83 feet with an average coal seam of 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Madison Mine No. 1   Madison Coal Company   1890 - 1897
[Source - No. 1, #2778]
Last production reported in 1897
Annual Coal Report6
Fires
      A fire occurred during the night of November 15, 1893, by which the top works at No. 1 mine of the Madison Coal Company were completely destroyed. They have since been rebuilt. A shaking screen has been added to the plant, and platform cages substituted for self- dumping cages.
 
Annual Coal Report7
Safety Appliances
      The Madison Coal Company has placed a Hooker steam pump for the purposes on the surface at mines 1 and 2, Glen Carbon. The mines of this company are all equipped with steam pumps, inclosed hydrants and several sections of hose, each one hundred feet in length.
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The legal description lists this as :    Glen Carbon, Madison County - Twp 4 N, 8 W, Sec. 34, NW SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 85 - 93 feet with an average coal seam of 6½ - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Madison Mine No. 2   Madison Coal Company   1891 - 1931
Madison Mine No. 2   idle   1932 - 1939
[Source - No. 1, #2415]
Last production reported in April 1931
Annual Coal Report7
Safety Appliances
      The Madison Coal Company has placed a Hooker steam pump for the purposes on the surface at mines 1 and 2, Glen Carbon. The mines of this company are all equipped with steam pumps, inclosed hydrants and several sections of hose, each one hundred feet in length.
 
Annual Coal Report9
Improvements - Madison County
      The Madison Coal Company has improved the casing of their fan at No. 2 mine by making it eccentric with expanding chimney, and has changed from belt to cog-wheel gearing. The improvement has greatly increased the efficiency of the fan, the quantity of air passing having increased from 72,000 to 93,000 cubic feet per minute.
 
Annual Coal Report14
Mine Fires
      The tipple of the Madison Coal Co.'s No. 2 mine, Glen Carbon, Madison county, was destroyed by fire but was immediately rebuilt, and the mine was at work in less than 30 days.
 
Annual Coal Report16
Improvements
      The Madison Coal company has sunk a new air shaft at its No, 2 mine, Glen Carbon. This makes three separate openings, which has increased the ventilation to a great extent.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Company, at its Nos. 2 and 4 mines, situated at Glen Carbon, Madison county, has made improvements at these plants, as follows: At the No. 2 mine they built an addition of brick 48 by 60 by 18 feet. This building is to be used as a generator and machine shop. There has been one new 150 K. W. generator of the Goodman type installed, connected to a 19 by 20-inch high speed engine; one 15 K. W. Western Electric generator, connected to the fan engine; two 150 H. P. boilers and two seven and one- half ton Goodman motors put into the mine for haulage.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      Madison Coal Corporation at the No. 2 mine a sump to contain three months water, lined throughout with concrete, has been made, air courses enlarged, haulage roads improved, and installed a Jeffreys' Booster fan, 3 feet 6 inches by 2 feet 3 inches double inlet, with noiseless chain drive operated by a 50 horse power motor. The fan is guaranteed to produce 65,000 cubic feet of air against a 2½inch water gauge. The installation of this fan has made a fine improvement in the ventilation of that part of the mine. Seven thousand dollars has been spent in putting up new buildings and a retaining wall.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Corporation, at the No. 2 mine, the sump and oilhouse have been concreted. The house is a model of neatness -- no waste oil on the ground -- fitted with a fire-proof door. This company has built a pumphouse, a carpenter shop, paint shop and a warehouse on the surface.
      The rescue building at this mine is as fine a building as one could wish for at any mine, with place to keep the apparatus, a smoke chamber and a place to wash. The spirit in which the Madison Coal Corporation has provided the mine rescue apparatus, the helmets, pulmotor, etc., is commendable. At this mine the air courses are being enlarged to conform to a width of 8 x 9, which, when finished, will greatly increase the efficiency of the ventilation. Eight automatic self-opening and closing doors, twenty-five new air compressed Ingersoll mining machines, 1,800 feet of 4-inch pipe for compressed air, 1,000 feet of 6-inch pipe, two 20 H.P. motors, for prop sawing, operated by electric power, for use underground, were put in. A Hooker pump, for fire protection on top, was installed; also an automatic engine stop was fixed on the engine to prevent overwinding, and a pair of King & Rubles safety detaching hooks put in.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Corporation, at No. 2 mine, has installed a direct connection Litchfield engine on solid concrete foundation; enlarged engine- room 12 feet; put in 70 steel "I" beams, on concrete foundation, with steel supports; made new weigh office on top so that the weighman can operate railroad and top scales without leaving his post, and put in new retaining walls along the railroad tracks. The company has also retimbered the escapement shaft throughout and put in a new ladder from top to bottom; increased the air line from compressor to shaft bottom from 8 inches to 12 inches, and overhauled the scales thoroughly and sharpened all bearings. An emergency signal has been placed on the cage, which in case of necessity. by pulling a short lever, starts a buzzing sound in the engine-room and signals the engineer to stop the cage.
      This company is one of the most progressive and is doing all it can for the safety of its men.
 
Annual Coal Report27
Mine Fire
      The roof of the boiler, engine and pump room at the No. 2 mine of the Madison Coal Corporation, Glen Carbon, was destroyed by fire November 8, 1914. The building was repaired and work resumed November 25, 1914.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Corporation, Glen Carbon, has installed self dumping cages to increase hoisting capacity. A washhouse, 50 feet by 30 feet, equipped with 5 sprays, 20 wash bowls, 260 hangers and room for 104 more, 800 gallon hot water tank with steam coil heat, has been built.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Madison County Coal Co. has put in two Sullivan short wall mining machines of 7 feet undercut, changing from a solid mine to a machine mine and increasing its output from 250 tons per day to 400 tons with the same number of men, a big factor in increasing the safety owing to the treacherous roof.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - 49 - Idle Mines -- Madison Coal Corp., No. 2, at Glen Carbon in Madison County.
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The legal description lists this as :    Edwardsville, Madison County
Madison Mine No. 3   (1891 - 1904) -- See : Edwardsville Mine No. 3
[Source - No. 1, #2776]
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Annual Coal Report18
Improvements - Madison County
      The Madison Coal Co. has built a large washery near their mines at Glen Carbon.
Changes in the Names of Coal Companies. - Madison County
      The Madison Coal Co. has changed its name to the Madison Coal Corporation.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      Madison Coal Corporation has furnished for No. 2 and No. 4 mine, a complete set of mine rescue apparatus for each mine, including helmets, oxygen tanks, pulmotors, etc. It is to be hoped that other companies will follow this example, so that in the event they should be wanted, when minutes will be precious, they will be ready for use, and save the time of waiting for the mine rescue party with their equipment from the State rescue stations.
      There is a mine rescue and first aid team, composed of the employees of the Madison Coal Corporation, at Glen Carbon. It is fine to see this spirit of corporation among the operators and employees. The spirit which this company has shown in bringing mines No. 2 and No. 4 to a first-class condition is commendable.
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The legal description lists this as :    Glen Carbon, Madison County - Township 4 North, 8 West, Section 26, SW SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 174 - 180 feet with a coal seam of 3 - 7½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Madison Mine No. 4   Madison Coal Company   1893 - 1905
Madison Mine No. 4   Madison Coal Corporation   1905 - 1913
[Source - No. 1, #285]
Annual Coal Report4
Prospective Mines
      The Madison Coal Co. has sunk a shaft at Peters' Station, on the Toledo, St. Louis, & Kansas City R. R. The shaft is said to be 90 feet deep, coal seam 7 feet thick, equivalent to seam No. 6 of the general section. This is a new coal company and, from report, will operate very extensively in the future in Madison County.
 
Annual Coal Report5
New Mines
      The Madison Coal Co. has finished sinking its new No. 4 mine; this mine is located about one mile east of the village of Glen Carbon, in Madison county, on the line of the St. Louis & Eastern Railroad ; the coal seam has an average of 7½feet, with a strong limestone roof; the seam of coal is well situated for machine-mining: a modern plant is now being erected with a view of a large output.
 
Annual Coal Report6
New Mines
      The Madison Coal Company has opened its No. 4 mine at Glen Carbon, Madison county. The shaft is 146 feet deep; the workings are laid off in sections by driving entries parallel to the main entries; the surface plant consists of the usual mine buildings: four boilers; Litchfield double hoisting engine, 18 x 32 inches, drum 6 feet in diameter; shaking screen and a Norwalk air-compressor for operating mining machines; a Stanley entry driving machine was used for eight months in opening up the mine; a Litchfield detaching hook is connected to each cage.
Escapement Shafts
      The Madison Coal Company has sunk an escapement shaft at its No. 4 mine at Glen Carbon.
 
Annual Coal Report10
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Company has erected a new fan at the No. 4 Glen Carbon mine. The diameter of fan is 20 feet, built so that it can be used for either exhaust or discharge.
 
Annual Coal Report22
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Company, at its Nos. 2 and 4 mines, situated at Glen Carbon, Madison county, has made improvements at these plants, as follows: And at the No. 4 mine the company has built a brick addition 24 by 24 by 16 feet, to be used as a generator room. There has been installed two 150 H. P. boilers, one new 150 K. W. generator and one 15 K. W. generator; also two Goodman motors, the same as at the No. 2 mine.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Improvements
      Madison Coal Corporation has made extensive improvements at No. 2 and No. 4 mines. At No. 4 mine a sump lined throughout with concrete, to contain three months' water, has been made, air courses enlarged, haulage roads improved and refuge places made larger.
 
Annual Coal Report25
Improvements
      The Madison Coal Corporation, at No. 4 mine the company has concreted the sump, which, like the one at No. 2, will hold three months supply of water; re-timbered the hoisting shaft; enlarged the air courses; erected four self-opening and closing mine doors and a new warehouse; a mine rescue building installed; 1,500 feet of 6-inch pipe put in; a duplex pump for the boilers; an engine stop and a pair of King & Rubles self-detaching safety hooks put in.
      The King & Rubles safety detaching hook consists of two outer and two inner plates all pivoted on a center pin. At the top end the link with the rope attached is connected. The chains with the cage are attached to a link at the bottom end; the plates are kept in position by a copper pin, which is riveted on both outside plates. This copper pin is below the center pin. A little below the sheave wheel, a catch plate is provided, which has an opening a little larger than the hook. In case of an overwind, two jaws on the middle plates near the bottom of the hook come in contact with the catch plate; this forces the jaws inward. This action shears the copper pin and allows the plates to open so the rope goes out of the hook. The same instant the jaws on the bottom of the hook are forced inward, jaws on the upper part of the same plates are forced outward, and these jaws rest on the catch plate, keeping the cage in position. This safety hook is provided with an automatic lowering arrangement, which consists of an elongated slot just above the center pin; in case of an overwind, the rope is brought back over the sheave connected to this slot; with a spare shackle the rope is then slightly tightened, which causes the jaws, which rest on the catch plate, to close in. The cage is then lowered to the proper landing, where the rope is again fixed in position in its proper place in the hook, ready for the next overwind.
 
Annual Coal Report26
Abandoned Mines - Madison County :       Madison Coal Corporation No. 4, Glen Carbon
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Madison Coal Corporation No. 4, Glen Carbon, Madison Co.

Malloy & Ball Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 100 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Malloy & Ball Mine   Malloy & Ball   1897 - after1902
[Source - Nos. 9 - 14]

McCrea Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 14, SE SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 69 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
McCrea Mine   McCrea Coal Company   pre 1860
[Source - No. 1, Index 2816]
No production reported. - ISGS notes indicate that this mine was abandoned in 1860.

McDonald Coal Mines
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 79 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
McDonald Mine   Alex McDonald, Jr.   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 45 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
McDonald Mine   Sam McDonald   1896 - after 1907
[Source - No. 8 - 19]
Annual Coal Report8
New Mines
      In Madison county, Sam McDonald, has opened a mine about two miles from Moro: a gin pit.

McDonald / Interstate Coal Mine
Worden, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 24, NW SW NE
This mine was at a depth of 275 - 300 feet with an average coal seam of 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
McDonald Mine   Dr. McDonald   1882 - 1886
McDonald Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
McDonald Mine   idle   1888
McDonald Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1887 - 1896
McDonald Mine   Firman Coal   1896 - 1897
McDonald Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1897 - 1900
McDonald Mine   idle   1900 - 1902
McDonald / Interstate Mine   Interstate Coal & Mining Company   1902 - 1909
[Source - No. 1, Index 2799]
Last production reported was in 1909
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - McDonald Coal Co.
      This mine has employed on an average about 25 miners. The works have been opened up on the double entry plan, and since the finishing of the escapement shaft the ventilation is very good. A 10 foot fan is located at the escapement shaft.
D. McDonald, Manager.
 
Annual Coal Report15
New Mines
      The old mine known as McDonald, located one mile north of Worden, Madison county, which was formerly leased by the Consolidated Coal Co, and abandoned five years ago, has been reopened by the Inter-State Coal Co., Worden. All the top works have been rebuilt; the old top works were burned down a few years ago. The company has installed mining machines operated by compressed air. J. B. Rutledge, president of the Trenton Coal Co., Trenton, Clinton county, is also president of this new company.
 
Annual Coal Report18
Improvements - Madison County
      The Interstate Coal Co. at Worden has put in a new engine and cage at their escapement shaft.

McInally Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 30 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
McInally Mine   John McInally   1897 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11 ]
Annual Coal Report9
New Mines - Madison County
      John Mclnally has sunk a small gin shaft for local trade near North Alton; the seam is only about 2 feet 6 inches thick. He employs three or four men.

Meyers Coal Mines
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 48 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Myers & Blue Mine   Myers & Blue   pre 1885 - 1886
H. Meyers Mine   Henry Meyers   1886 - 1890
[Source - No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 ]
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The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County - Township 5 North, 9 West, Section 1, SE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 61 feet with an average coal seam of 4½- 5½feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Meyer Mine   Mrs. Meyers   1878 - 1879
Myers Mine   Michael Myers   1881 - 1885
Meyer Mine   P. Meyer   1885 - 1887
[Source - 1 #2785, No. 2, No. 3]
Last production reported was in 1887
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The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Meyer Mine   Peter Meyer   pre 1893 - after 1893
[Source - No. 5]

 
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois

Mine Name Operated By Years
Meyer Mine   Peter Meyer   1911 - 1917
[Source - Nos. 23, 29]
Annual Coal Report29
Abandoned Mines - Madison County --       Peter Meyers, Bethalto
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The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 65 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Meyers Mine   Perry Meyer   1897 - after 1907
[Source - Nos. 11 - 19]
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The legal description lists this as :    Godfrey / North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Meyer Mine   Oscar Meyer   1903 - 1905
Meyer Mine
Miller Mine
  George H. Miller   1905 - after 1906
[Source - Nos. 16 - 18]
Annual Coal Report16 lists as Oscar Meyer at North Alton
Annual Coal Report17 lists as Oscar Meyers at Godfrey
Annual Coal Report18
Changes in the Names of Coal Companies. - Madison County
      The Oscar Meyers mine at North Alton is now operated by George H. Miller.
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Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, 9 West, Section 23, SE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Golike Mine   Harry Golike   1903 - 1905
Meyer Mine   Mish Meyer   1905 - 1906
[Sources - No. 1, #2820, Nos. 16 - 18]
Last production reported was in 1906
Annual Coal Report18
Changes in the Names of Coal Companies. - Madison County
      The Henry Golike mine at Fosterburg is now operated by Mish Meyers.

Millar Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Millar Mine   Henry Millar   pre 1893 - 1893
[Source - No. 5 ]

 
Mitchell Coal Mines
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 93 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Mitchell Mine   James Mitchell   pre 1885 - 1888
Mitchell Mine   James Mitchell's heirs   pre 1888 - 1890
[Source - No. 3, No. 4 ]
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 6 North, 9 West, Section 22, SW NE NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mitchell Mine   William Mitchell Coal Company   1941 - 1941
[Source - No. 1, Index #6505]
No production reported.

Mizer Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 6 North, 8 West, Section 32, SE NW SW
This mine was at a depth of 80 with an average coal seam of 4½feet thick. feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Moro Mine   Moro Coal & Mining Company   1918 - 1921
Mizer Mine   Mizer Coal Company   1921 - 1921
[Source - No. 1, Index #2808]
Last production reported was in August 1921
Annual Coal Report32
Change of Name --       Moro Coal Company is now Mizer Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report33
Abandoned Mines --       The Mizer Coal Company's mine has been closed the past year.
 
Annual Coal Report39
Mines Abandoned 1921-1929 --       Moro Coal Company, Moro.

Molley Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 40 - 80 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Molley Mine   Henry Molley   1886 - pre 1893
Molley Mine   Molley & Black   pre 1893 - 1893
Molley Mine   Thomas Motley6 (? spelling ? )
    at a depth of 20 feet
  1894
[Source - No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 ]

Molloy Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Molloy Mine   J. J. Molloy   1895
[Source - No. 7]
Annual Coal Report8
Abandoned Mines
      In Madison county, the mine of J. J. Maloy has been abandoned.

Moro Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 8 West, Section 31, NE SE SW
This mine was at a depth of 60 - 85 feet with an average coal seam of 4 - 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Kable Mine   Herman Kable   1893 - 1894
Kable Mine   Charles Kable   1894 - 1895
Largent Mine   William Largent   1895 - 1896
Kable Mine   Charles Kable   1896 - 1902
Kable Mine   George Kable   1902 - 1911
Kable Mine   idle or reported
      under different name
  1911 - 1924
Wilkening & Stahl Mine   William Wilkening & Stahl   1924 - 1928
Hausman Mine   Fred Hausman   1929 - 1929
Moro Mine   Moro Coal Company   1930 - 1930
Wilkening Mine   William H. Wilkening   1931 - 1932
Moro Mine   Moro Coal Company   1933 - 1935
Moro Mine No. 2   Moro Coal Company   1935 - 1936
Wilkening Mine   William H. Wilkening   1937 - 1941
Moro Mine   Moro Coal Company
C. G. Anderson
  1941 - 1941
Moro Mine   Moro Coal Company   1942 - 1942
[Source - No. 1, Index 2806]
Last production reported was in 1942

Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Mines
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 6 West, Section 8, NE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 292 feet with a coal seam of 4 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Voge Mine   Henry Voge   1st half 1897
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine   Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company   2nd half 1897 - 1899
Staunton Mine No. 1   Staunton Coal Company   1899 - 1904
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 1   Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company   1904 - 1915
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 1   idle   1915 - 1916
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 1   Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company   1917 - 1921
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 1   idle   1922
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 1   Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company   1922 - 1923
[Source - No. 1, Index 2796]
Last production reported was in May 1923
Annual Coal Report9 New Mines - Madison County
      A shaft has been sunk one mile south of Staunton on the C., P. & St. L. R. R. to No. 6 seam by Henry Voge. It was commenced in the latter part of September, 1896 and coal was reached January I6, 1897. The shaft is 8 x l6 ft. and 292 feet deep. It is fitted up in first-class shape. The engines are a pair of 18 x 32 in., Litchfield; three boilers, each 52 inches in diameter, and a shaker screen complete the equipment. St. Louis is the principal market for the coal.
 
Annual Coal Report15
Improvements
      The Staunton Coal Co., Madison county, has put in a 22 foot fan at its No. 1 mine, which has more than doubled the quantity of air. The company has also placed two new boilers, 6 x 18 feet, having 70 three inch flues; preparations are also being made to put in electric haulage.
 
Annual Coal Report24
Temporary Suspension of Mines
      The Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company temporarily closed mine No. 1, for the purpose of improving and strengthening the pit tower, retimbering a part of the hoisting shaft, repairing the dynamo, putting in a new track scale, and the building of a new smoke stack.
 
Annual Coal Report27
Abandoned or temporarily closed Mines - Madison County :       Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company, No. 1 mine.
 
Annual Coal Report29
New and Reopened Mines - Madison County --       Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co. No. 1, Staunton.
 
Annual Coal Report30
Improvements
      Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Co., at No. 1 mine, built a brick wash house 60 by 25 feet. At No. 2 mine a brick shower room 50 by 25 feet has been built, 100 new lockers have been added as well as a hot water heating system. One 150 horsepower has been added to the battery of boilers. The "Illinois" forced draft for chain grate stokers has been installed under all the boilers, greatly increasing their efficiency and eliminating the necessity of building a high stack. Coal is now automatically brought from the screens to each individual boiler. Girtanner Davis system of ash disposal has been installed whereby the steam pressure forces the ash, clinkers, etc., through chilled cast iron pipes to the desired place outside the boiler room.
Other improvements are:
      New boiler pump room; electric driven crusher plant, with loading conveyor capable of crushing 400 tons of lump coal per hour and conveying the resultant screenings where desired; the dam of the mine pond raised, increasing the capacity of the pond from four to eight million gallons of water; two new self-dumping cages added; one general electric trolley haulage motor of 13 tons added to the underground trolley haulage; one 100-kw. generator set up.
 
Annual Coal Report32
Abandoned Mines -- The following mine was not operated and are abandoned permanently or temporarily closed:
      Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company's No. 1, Staunton
 
Annual Coal Report33
New and Reopened Mines --       Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company No. 1 was reopened.
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The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 6 West, Section 10
This mine was at a depth of 293 - 325 feet with a coal seam of 5 - 8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Staunton Mine No. 2   Staunton Coal Company   1903 - 1904
Mt. Olive & Staunton Mine No. 2   Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company   1904 - 1957
[Source - No. 1, Index 73]
Last production reported was in June 1957
Annual Coal Report15
New Mines
      The Staunton Coal Co. is sinking its No. 2 mine which is located two miles east of the No. 1 shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report17
New Mines
      The Mt. Olive & Staunton Coal Company's mine No. 2. Staunton, Madison county, is described as follows: The hoisting and escapement shafts are both the same size, each being seventeen feet, two inches by eight feet, two inches: the hoisting arrangement consists of an engine having two cylinders 24 x 36 inches, which were furnished by the Litchfield Machine & Foundry Company, Litchfield, Ill. The drum is eight feet in diameter: the ropes are one and one- fourth inches in diameter: the cages are self-dumping, made by the Duncan Foundry Company, Alton, Illinois.
      The electric equipment consists of a l50-K. W. generator, driven and directly connected to a McEwen engine: there are four boilers of the O'Brien type, each 150-horse power fitted with the necessary pumps and heater. The tipple is constructed of steel, having concrete piers for the foundation, it is 65 feet high from the ground to the top of the sheave wheel; it is equipped with a hopper and shaker screens, the screens making four grades of coal, three Howe scales are so placed that all coal is weighed before leaving the mine. The fan is 22 feet in diameter, made by the Duncan Foundry Company, Alton, Ill. The buildings are all built of brick, engine and boiler rooms, blacksmith, carpenter and machine shops, fan house and office; the company has built fifty dwelling houses and a general store.
 
Annual Coal Report20
Improvements.
      Grading and installing heavy T rails has been done at No. 2 mine of the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report23
Improvements
      The Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company is now installing automatic stokers at its No. 2 mine, Williamson, Madison county.
 
Annual Coal Report28
Improvements
      The Mount Olive and Staunton Coal Company, Staunton, has installed a complete coal crushing plant, with capacity of 300 tons per hour.

Muessel & McCauley Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 15, NW SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 3¼ feet thick.

Thsi mine shared a shaft with Mitchell & Sons [Source - No. 1, Index 6505] at T 6N, 9W, Sec. 22, SW NE NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Muessel & McCauley Mine   Muessel & McCauley Coal Company   1934 - 1934
Muessel Mine   John Muessel   1935 - 1935
Muessel & McCauley Mine   Muessel & McCauley Coal Company   1936 - 1936
[Source - No. 1, Index 2819]
Last production reported was in 1936

Nesbitt Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    south of Bunker Hill in Madison County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Nesbitt Mine   Nesbitt Brothers   1897
[Source - Nos. 9 ]
Annual Coal Report9
Prospective Mines - Madison County
      A new shaft is being sunk by Nesbit Bros., of Bunker Hill. It is situated in Madison county several miles south of Bunker Hill. It will be in the neighborhood of 180 or 190 feet deep to the coal, and will be operated for the local trade. They expect to find a good thick seam of coal.

O. K. Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 5 North, 8 West, Section 8, SE SE NW
This mine was at a depth of 55 feet with an average coal seam of3 feet and a maximum thickness of 4 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
O. K. Mine   O. K. Coal Company   ?
O. K. Mine   O. K. Shaft   1928 - 1928
[Source - No. 1, Index #5497]

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

Mine Name Operated By Years
Opal-Tedliska & King Mine   Opal - Tedliska & King   ?
Opal-Jiddiski Mine   Opal - Jiddiski   1928 - 1928
[Source - No. 1, #6472 ]
Last production reported was in 1928
Various name spellings are considerd to probably be the same :
      Jedliski, Jiddiski, Jeduska, Tedliska

Owens Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 30 - 42 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Owens Mine   William Owens   1886 - after 1894
[Source - Nos. 3, 5, 6 ]
Annual Coal Report3
New Mine Opened During the Year:
      Wm. Owens, Moro.

Panama Coal Mine No. 1
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 25 - 46 feet with an average coal seam of 2 - 5.7 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Panama Mine No. 1   Panama Coal Company   1934 - 1936
Panama Mine No. 1   S. M. Dale   1937 - 1938
[Source - No. 1, Index 2832]
Last production reported was in 1938

Pierce Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This was a slope mine with a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Pierce Mine   John Pierce   1886 - 1888
Pierce Mine   Pierce Brothers   1888 - 189*
Pierce Mine   J. Pierce & Company   189* - 1897
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 9 ]

Prairietown Coal Mine No. 1
Prairietown, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 18, NE NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 200 feet with a coal seam of 6 - 6¼ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Prairietown Mine No. 1   Prairietown Coal Company   1937 - 1944
[Source - No. 1, Index 2798]
Last production reported was in 1944

Price Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This was a slope mine with a depth of 50 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Price Mine   John Price   1896 - ?
[Source - No. 8]

Prickett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 10, SE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 125 - 136 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 7 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Tunstell & Holmes Mine   Tunstell & Holmes   1869 - 1879
Prickett Mine   J. A. Prickett   1879 - 1882
  According to the History of Madison County,
Pricket leased this mine in the fall of 1881 to
St. Louis & Edwardsville Coal Company
They never reported any production.
[Source - No. 1, Index 22772]
Last production reported was in 1882

Raines Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Raines Mine   George Raines   1903 - 1904
[Source - No. 16]

Ramis Coal Mine
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Fosterburg, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Ramis Mine   Fritz Ramis   pre 1885 - 1887
[Source - No. 2, No. 3 ]

Richardson Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 59 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Richardson Mine   William R. Richardson   pre 1885 - 1905
Richardson Mine   John Richardson   1905 - after 1907
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13 - 19 ]

Rink Coal Mine
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, 9 West, Section 13, SE SW NW
This mine was at a depth of 60 - 75 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Haucke Mine   Fred Haucke   1903 - 1904
Haucke Mine   H. L. Haucke   1904 - 1905
Rink Mine   Ernest H. Rink   1905 - 1923
Rink Mine   idle   1924
Rink Mine   Ernest H. Rink   1925 - 1943
[Sources - No. 1, #2814, Nos. 16 - 19]
Last production reported was in 1943
Annual Coal Report18
Changes in the Names of Coal Companies. - Madison County
      The H. L. Hancke [sic] mine at Fosterberg is now owned by Earnest Rink.

Russell Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, SW SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 18 feet with an average coal seam of 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Russell Mine   Russell Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, #2783 ]
No production reported - Probably abandoned during 1910.

Rutledge Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 8, SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 65 - 72 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Rutledge Mine   John Rutledge Coal Company   pre 1875 - circa 1881
  According to the History of Madison County,
by W. R. Brink & Co., Edwardsville, Illinois, 1882
This mine was active at the time of writing
[Source - No. 1, #2838 ]
Last production reported was in 1879

Sawyer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 8 West, Section 9, SE SE SW
This was a strip mine at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 5½feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sawyer Mine   Sawyer   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2810]
No production reported

Schaefer Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Moro, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 4.8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Schaefer Mine   W. H. Schaefer   1895
[Source - No. 7]
Annual Coal Report8
Abandoned Mines
      In Madison county, the mine of W. H. Schaefer has been abandoned.

Schaum / Scramm Coal Mine
Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Scramm Mine
Scraum Mine
  Frank Schaum / Scramm   1914 - after 1915
[Source - Nos. 26, 27]
Annual Coal Report26
New Mines
      Frank Scramm has opened a mine for local trade at Bethalto, Madison County.
Annual Coal Report27 of 1915 shows spelling as "Schaum".

Schoeneweis Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, NE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 22 - 42 feet with an average coal seam of 2 - 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Schoeneweis Mine   Schoeneweis Coal Company   1937
[Source - No. 1, Index 3295]
No production reported.

Schultz Coal Mine
East Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    East Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Schultz Mine   John Schultz   1900 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 13, 14]

Side Hill Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 11, NW
This mine was at a depth of ? feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Eddington Mine   Eddington   1854 - 1857
Seedler Mine   Seddler   1857 - 1862
Side Hill Mine   William Bierbaum   active in 1929
[Source - No. 1, Index 2809]
Last production reported was in 1929

Smidt Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 3, NW SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 96 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Ritter Mine   Henry Ritter   1855 - 1870
Smidt Mine   Mrs. Smidt   1870 - 1875
[Source - No. 1, Index 5585]

Smith Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 26, NE NW SW
This mine was a surface / strip mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Mine   E. L. Smith Coal Company   1935 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 2825]
Last production reported was in 1935

Stark Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, NW SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 16 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet thick, with a maximum of 7 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Stark Mine   Stark Coal Company   1924 - 1925
[Source - No. 1, Index 6581]
Last production reported was in 1925

Stiers Coal Mine
Moro, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 8 West, Section 36, NW SW SW
This was a surface mine was at a depth of 18 - 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4½- 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sriers Mine   Stiers Brothers Construction Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 629]
Last production reported was in 1935
Annual Coal Report44 - New Mine -- Stiers Bros. Construction Co., at Moro in Madison County.
 
Annual Coal Report46 - Abandoned Mines -- Stiers Bros. Construction Co., Moro, Madison County.

Sugar Loaf Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 8 West, Section 17, NW NW SE
This was a slope mine was at a depth of 54 feet with an average coal seam of 5.6 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sugar Loaf Mine   Sugar Loaf Coal Corporation   1932 - 1949
[Source - No. 1, Index 2756]
Last production reported was in 1949

Summers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 36, SE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 40 - 130 feet with an average coal seam of 2¼ - 3½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Eccles Mine   Frank Eccles   1902 - 1906
Eccles Mine   Benjamin Eccles   1906 - 1922
Wood Mine   William Wood   1922 - 1924
Summers Mine   William Summers   1924 - 1925
[Source - No. 1, Index 283]
Last production reported was in 1925

Sunrise Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 1, NE SE SE
This mine at a depth of 72 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Cherrier Mine   Cherrier Brothers   1934 - 1935
Sunrise Mine   Sunrise Coal Company   1936 - 1942
[Source - No. 1, Index 4178]
Last production reported was in 1942

Sunset Hill Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 29, SE SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 82 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunset Hill Mine   Sunset Hill Coal Company   1935 - 1951
[Source - No. 1, Index 769]
Last production reported was in 1951

Sycamore Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 14, SW NW SW
This mine was at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 3¼ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sycamore Mine   Sycamore Mines Coal Company   1935 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 2818]
No production reported.

Sydell Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County
This mine was at a depth of 87 feet with an average coal seam of 2.6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Sydell Mine   Nathan Sydell & Sons   pre 1885 - after 1902
Sydell Mine   Peter Sydell   1903 - after 1911
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 - 19, 23]
1911 Annual Coal Report23 shows spelling as "Syddall"

Taylor & Balls Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Taylor & Balls Mine   Taylor & Balls   pre 1890 - after 1895
[Source - No. 4, No. 7 ]
Annual Coal Report4
Abandoned Mines
      Taylor & Balls shaft at North Alton

Terminal Coal Mine
Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Terminal Mine   Terminal Coal Company   1902 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 15]

Thermal Coal Mine
Madison County Coal Mine No. 4
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 23, SW NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 204 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Thermal Mine No. 4   Donk Brothers Coal & Coke Company   1920 - 1927
Peabody Mine No. 17   Peabody Coal Company   1927 - 1930
Peabody Mine No. 17   idle   1931
Thermal Mine No. 4
Madison County Mine No. 4
  Madison County Coal & Mining   1931 - 1940
[Source - No. 1, Index 70]
Last production reported was in March 1940
Annual Coal Report38
Change of Name --       Donk Bros. Coal Co., to Peabody Coal Co. No. 17.
 
Annual Coal Report41 - Idle Mines -- Peabody Coal Co., No. 17.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - Change Of Name -- Peabody Coal Company, No. 17, to Madison County Coal & Mining Company.

Tibets Coal Mine
North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    North Alton, Madison County, Illinois
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tibets Mine   James Tibets   1900 - 1901
[Source - Nos. 13]

Tichneal Coal Mines
Fosterburg, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :   Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 27, NE NE
This mine was at a depth of 42 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Tichneal Mine   William Tichneal   1890 - 1891
[Source - No. 1, Index 2828]
Last production reported was in 1891
- - - - -       - - - - -       - - - - -       - - - - -       - - - - -
The legal description lists this as :   Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 27, (? SW NE NE)
This mine was at a depth of 20 - 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 4½feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Frankford Mine   Andrew Frankford   1899 - 1900
Tichneal Mine   Thomas Tichneal   1900 - 1901
[Source - No. 1, Index 2829]
Last production reported was in March 1901

Tobias Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 6 North, 8 West, Section 31, NW SW NW
This mine was at a depth of 25 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Tobias Mine   Tobias Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index #2807]

Troy Coal Mine
Troy, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 3 North, Range 7 West, Section 9, SE SE SE
This mine was at a depth of 278 - 280 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Troy Mine   Troy Coal & Mining Company
Donk Brothers, Management
  1882 - 1886
Troy Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1886
Troy Mine   James Wilde, lessee   1896 - 1897
Troy Mine   Thomas Miller, lessee
after the death of James Wilde (3May1897)
  1897
Troy Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1901
Troy Mine   idle   1902 - 1910
Troy Mine   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1903 - 1910
Troy Mine   Troy Cooperative Coal & Mining Company   1910 - 1911
[Source - No. 1, Index 2753]
Last production reported was in 1911
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Troy Coal and Mining Co.
      The coal seam at this mine is No. 7 of the general strata of the State ; the coal is of a very fine quality and very dense. Experiments have been made during the year to work the coal on the long- wall system, but failed. The roof slate breaks off short, and will not pull over the top of the coal. The present mode of working is to drive entries 22 feet wide with a building of slate in the center, making virtually double entries, and carrying the air to the face. Bolt holes for hauling roads are driven from the sides of entries, and after passing in for a distance of 20 feet are holed, and a breast of coal 100 feet wide taken up, meeting a breast of coal 100 feet wide coming from entry above. This is a machine shaft, an average of 5 Harrison machines being used. An escapement shaft will be sunk this fall.
Donk Bros., Managers. John Evans, Mine Manager.
 
Annual Coal Report4
Improvements
      In Madison County, the Consolidated Coal Company fo St. Louis, has made connections between the Troy shaft and Brookside shaft, giving a better means of escapement in case of acciden to either shaft.
      Two new boilers have been put in at the Troy shaft.
 
Annual Coal Report8
Improvements
      The Troy mine of the Consolidated Coal Company, had been partly retimbered. While retimbering, quite an accident happened. It was left overnight temporarily supported and during the night there was an exceedingly heavy rainstorm, which washed the drift from behind the timbers, where there was an opening left below; as a result the timbering gave way and allowed the shaft to cave in, making a hole 36 x 42 around the top, taking in pithead frame and shaker engine house, which all went down the shaft. This happened the 18th of May, and the bottom was not reached again until 1st of July. The damage has been repaired; it probably amounted to five thousand dollars.

Troy Domestic Coal Mine
Troy, Madison County, Illinois
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
Troy Mine No. 1   Troy Coal Company   1922 - 1931
Chicopee Mine No. 1   Chicopee Coal Company   1931- 1941
Troy Domestic Mine   Troy Domestic Mining Company   1941 - 1953
[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 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 Report33
Change of Name --       Donk Brothers No. 3 mine to Troy Coal Company.
 
Annual Coal Report42 - Change Of Name -- Troy Coal Company to Chicopee Coal Company.

Truax Traer Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 1, SW NW SE
A slope mine at a depth of 50 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Truax Traer Mine   Truax Traer Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index 2790]
No production reported.

Truck Trade Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 29, NW SE NE
Thsi mine was at a depth of 108 feet with an average coal seam of 5½- 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Truck Trade Mine   Truck Trade Coal Company   1936 - 1951
[Source - No. 1, #2777 ]
Last production reported was in December 1951.

Valley Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, NE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Valley Mine   Valley Coal Company   1931 - 1931
[Source - No. 1, Index 2833]
Last production reported was in 1931

Vanberger Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 13, SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 45 feet with an average coal seam of 3 - 3.2 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Vanberger Mine   J. Vanberger   before 1934
[Source - No. 1, Index 2836]
No production reported.

Van Duker Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 9 West, Section 36, SW NE SE
This mine was at a depth of 11 - 19 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet

Mine Name Operated By Years
Van Duker Mine   Van Duker Coal Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - No. 1, Index 4253]
Last production reported was in 1925.

Victory Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 8 West, Section 8, NE NW SE
This mine was at a depth of 51 feet with an average coal seam of 3½- 4 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Jedliska Mine   William Jedliska   1924 - 1925
Jeduska Mine   William Jeduska   1925 - 1930
Jedliska Mine   Victory Jedliska   1930 - 1931
[Source - No. 1, #2784 ]
Various name spellings are considered to probably be the same :
      Jedliski, Jiddiski, Jeduska, Tedliska

Watson 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
Watson Mine   Thomas Watson   pre 1885 - 1886
[Source - No. 2, No. 3 ]
Annual Coal Report3
Mines abandoned during the year :       Thos. Watson, North Alton.

Watts Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 35, NE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 18 feet with a coal seam of 3 - 6 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Watts Mine   William Watts   ?
Watts Mine   M. & M. Watts   ? - circa 1881
  According to the History of Madison County,
by W. R. Brink & Co., Edwardsville, Illinois, 1882
This mine was active at the time of writing
[Source - No. 1, #2839 ]

Weiland & Miller Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 29, NE NE NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Weiland & Miller Mine   William Weiland & Alec Miller   possibly 1930s
[Source - No. 1, #6372 ]

Wilkinning Coal Mine
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
Wilkinning & Green Mine   Wilkinning & Green   1886 - pre 1890
Wilkinning Mine   William Wilkinning   pre 1890 - pre 1893
[Source - No. 3, No. 4 ]

Williams Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Mine   Lew Williams Coal & Mining Company   1950 - 19512
[Source - No. 1, #6590 ]

Wilson Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 10 West, Section 36, SE SE NW
This mine at a depth of 1- feet with an average coal seam of 2.8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Mine   Warren W. Wilson Coal Company   1933 - 1936
Wilson Mine   idle   1937
Wilson Mine   Warren W. Wilson Coal Company   1938 - 1938
[Source - No. 1, Index 2842]
Last production reported was in 1938

Wilson & Kennedy Coal Mine
Madison County , Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 5 North, Range 9 West, Section 1, SE NE SW
A slope mine at a depth of 55 feet with an average coal seam of 5½ feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson & Kennedy Mine   Wilson & Kennedy   1920 - 1921
[Source - No. 1, Index 2789]
Last production reported was in 1921

Wonderly Coal Mine
Collinsville, Edwardsville, County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Section 10
This mine was at a depth of 65 - 160 feet with an average coal seam of 5 - 6½feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Wabash Mine   Frank Shermeck / Shermach   1879 - 1886
Wonderly Mine   P. Wonderly Coal Company   1886 - 1897
[Source - No. 1, Index 2773; Nos. 9, 10]
Last Production reported was in October 1897
      The Edwardsville Intelligener of October 26 & 29, 1897 plus November 23, 1897; stated that this mine was abandoned due to flooding. After a month of pumping it was deemed ineffective, and abandoned.
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Frank Shermach's Mine.
      This is a new shaft just finished, and entries will be driven to the old shaft for escapement. The owner has bought the engines and boiler of the Gaffney mine, which was abandoned two years ago, to be used on the new shaft. The double entry system will be adopted in the new mine and a fan will be used for ventilation.     Frank Shermach, Manager.
New Escapement Shafts.
      F. Shermach's mine, Edwardsville, Madison county, escapement shaft finished.

Worden Coal Mine
Worden, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 27
This mine was drift mine

      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
Worden Mine   Worden Coal Company   1940 - 1942
[Source - No. 1, Index 2802]

Worden Coal Mine No. 11
Worden, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County - Township 6 North, Range 7 West, Section 35, NE NE SW
This mine was at a depth of 250 - 270 feet with a coal seam of 6 - 8 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Worden Mine No. 11   Worden Coal Company   1877 - 1881
  According to the History of Madison County,
this mine was opened in 1876.
Production of coal began in 1877.
Worden Mine   Worden Coal Mining Company   1881 - 1884
Ellsworth Mine No. 11   Ellsworth Coal & Mining Company   1881 - 1884
Worden Mine No. 11   Consolidated Coal Company of St. Louis   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 1, Index 2803]
Last production reported was in 1887
Annual Coal Report2
Collieries in Madison County - Ellsworth Coal Company, Colliery No. 11, at Worden.
      This was originally the Worden Coal Company's shaft. It was bought in April by the Ellsworth Company. They are remodeling the entire works and double entries have been started. The shaft was stopped from March 1 to June 8, owing to the strike in the Staunton district.
Geo. Strebel, Superintendent.
Bruno Hebenstreit, Mine Manager.

Yager Coal Mine
Bethalto / Moro, Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Bethalto, near Moro, Madison County, Illinois
This mine was at a depth of 45 - 50 feet with a coal seam of 5 feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Yager Mine   L. Yager   1895 - 1896
Yager Mine   Lathey Yager   1899
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11]

Yager & Green Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 6 North, 8 West, Section 31, SW SW SW
This mine was at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4½feet thick.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Yager & Green Mine   Yager & Green Coal Company   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index #2805]

Zittel Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 6 North, 10 West, Section 36, NW SW SE
This mine was at a depth of 65 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Zittel Mine   Zittel   before 1922
[Source - No. 1, Index #6593]
This mine shaft was abandoned and filled in before 1922.
No production reported.

Zoelzers Coal Mine
Madison County, Illinois
The legal description lists this as :    Madison County, Illinois - Township 5 North, 8 West, Section 6, NE NE NW
This mine was at a depth of 65 feet.

Mine Name Operated By Years
Zoelzers Mine   Zoelzers   ?
[Source - No. 1, Index #4254]
No production reported

Madison County, Illinois Coal Mines - A - F
Madison County, Illinois Coal Mines - G - L
Fatalities in Madison County Coal Mines
 
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