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Saline County, Illinois
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Saline County Statistics Coal Mine History Sources (footnotes)
Coal Mines A - I                 Coal Mines J - P
Fatalities A - J Fatalities K - Q Fatalities R - Z
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Coal Mines R - Z

R & F Coal Mines
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R & F Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 34, SW SW SE
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Herod Coal Mine No. 3   Herod Mining Corporation   1965
R & F Coal Mine No. 1   R. & F. Coal Company   1966
The last production reported was in August 1966.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4197]
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R & F Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 10, NE SW SE
A Strip (Surface) Mine with an average coal seam of 3.05 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
R & F Coal Mine No. 2   R. & F. Coal Company   1966
The last production reported was in April 1966.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4201]
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R & F Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 34, SW NE SW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
R & F Coal Mine No. 3   R. & F. Coal Company   1966
The last production reported was in December 1966.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4200]

Radium Coal Mine
Radium Coal Company, 1932 - 1934 -- Saline County - Mitchellsville [Source - No. 22]

Ragsdale Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 24, SW NE NW
An Underground Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Henry Ragsdale   1923 - 1936
Fritts Coal Mine   W. E. Fritts   1937 - 1938
Conger Coal Mine   Miletus T. Conger   1938
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Sherman & Wilbur Vaughn   1938 - 1939
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Wilson   1939
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Brownie Finney   1940
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Ted Pierce   1940
Ragsdale Coal Mine   Unknown   1941
The last production reported was in 1941.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3312]

Rainey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Mitchellsville
A Mine at a depth of 24 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rainey Coal Mine   S. G. Rainey   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 22, 72]

Ralston & Miller Coal Mine
Ralston & Miller, 1917 - 1918 -- Saline County - Cottage Grove [Source - No. 22]

Ramsey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 17, NW NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 95 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hart & Ward Coal Mine No. 2   Hart & Ward   1944 - 1946
Ward Coal Mine   Bert Ward   1947
Ramsey Coal Mine   Ramsey Coal Company
Charles & C. F. Ramsey
  1948 - 1950
The last production reported was in 1950.
[Source - No. 22 Index #672]

Raulston Coal Mines
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Raulston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
A Drift Mine at a depth of 6 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Raulston Coal Mine   J. F. Raulston   1914 - 1915
[Source - Nos. 15, 16, 22]
1916 Annual Coal Report16 -- Closed and Abandoned Mines. -- J. P. Raulston, Equality, Saline County.
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Raulston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 10, NE NE SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 35 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4 feet to 4½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Uzzle Coal Mine   Logan Uzzle   1931 - 1938
Raulston Coal Mine   J. F. Raulston   1938
The last production reported was in 1939.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3299]

Raymer Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Eagle
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 20 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet to 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Raymer Coal Mine   Jess Raymer   1915 - 1919
[Source - Nos. 16, 17, 18, 19, 22]
1916 Annual Coal Report16 -- New & Reopened Mines -- Jess Raymer, Eagle, Saline County.
 
1918 Annual Coal Report18 spells the name as Vess Rames &
1919 Annual Coal Report19 spells the name as Vess Ramer

Red Wing Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Red Wing Coal Mine   Red Wing Coal Company    
[Source - No. 22 Index #4728]

Reeder Coal Mine
C. M. Reeder, 1927 -- Saline County - Eagle [Source - No. 22]

Regenhardt & Southern Coal Mines
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Regenhardt & Southern Coal Mine No. 4
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, NW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 24 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Regenhardt & Southern Coal Mine No. 4   Regenhardt & Southern Construction Company.   1951 - 1953
The last production reported was in March 1953.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4179]
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Regenhardt & Southern Coal Mine No. 5
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 14, NE SW SE
A Strip (Surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Regenhardt & Southern Coal Mine No. 5   Regenhardt & Southern Construction Company.   1953 - 1954
The last production reported was in April 1954.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3302]

Reily & Hall Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reily & Hall Coal Mine   Reily & Hall   1895 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 22, 77]
The 1896 Annual Coal Report77 lists the location as Cottage Grove with a Post Office address of Equality.

Rexing & Rich Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, NE NW SE
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rexing & Rich Coal Mine   Rexing & Rich Coal Company   1955 - 1956
The last production reported was in February 1956.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4732]

Reynolds Coal Mines
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Reynolds Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 24, NW SE NW
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 3 feet to 10 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4 feet to 4.67 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hart Coal Mine   Maggie Hart   1909 - 1913
Idle in 1911
Sisk Coal Mine   Mag Sisk   1913 - 1916
Reynolds Coal Mine   John Reynolds   1916 - 1918
The last production reported was in 1918.
[Source - Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22 Index #4463]
1913 Annual Coal Report13 -- New Mines -- Mag Hart, Equality, Saline County.
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Reynolds Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reynolds Coal Mine   Logan Reynolds   1924 - 1926
[Source - No. 22]
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Reynolds Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 13, SW SW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4.33 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Whistle Coal Mine   John Whistle   1931 - 1933
Reynolds Coal Mine   Logan Reynolds
aka Reynolds & Lloyd
  1934 - 1936
Reynolds Coal Mine   Logan Reynolds   1936 - 1938
The last production reported was in 1938.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3300]
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Reynolds Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, SW SW SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 50 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4 feet to 4½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reynolds Coal Mine No. 2   J. R. Reynolds   1936
Bond Coal Mine   Hubert & George Bond   1937
Reynolds Coal Mine No. 2   Bond Brothers   1938 - 1939
Reynolds Coal Mine No. 2   Daniel Adams   1940
The last production reported was in 1940.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3306]

Rhondda Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 21, NE NE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 42 feet to 60 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Dorris Coal Mine   Dorris Coal Company   1915 - 1916
Dorrisville Coal Mine   Dorrisville Coal Company   1916 - 1919
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Ruben Williams   1919 - 1922
Rhondda Coal Mine   Rhondda Coal Company   1922 - 1925
The last production reported was in 1925.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3278]

Richardson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 22, NW SE
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Richardson Coal Mine No. 2   Richardson Coal Corporation   1956 - 1958
The last production reported was in August 1957.
[Source - No. 22 Index #2286]

Rilying Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Ledford
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Warfield & Reily Coal Mine   Warfield & Reily   1895 - 1897
Rilying Coal Mine   George Rilying   1897 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 71, 77, 78]

Robertson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 7 East, Section 8, SW NE NW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Robertson Coal Mine No. 1   L. D. Robertson   1934 - 1936
Griffith Coal Mine   H. L. Griffith   1937
Robertson Coal Mine No. 1   L. D. Robertson   1938 - 1939
The last production reported was in 1939.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3297]

Robinson Coal Mines
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Robinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Eldorado
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Robinson Coal Mine   Standford Robinson Coal Company   1948 - 1949
[Source - No. 22]
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Robinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
Mine Name Operated By Years
Robinson Coal Mine   Robinson Coal Company   ? - May 1951
No production reported.
[Source - No. 22]

Rocky Branch Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County -
Slope ~~ Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 14, SE SW SE
Shaft (Hoist) ~~ Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, NE NW NE
An Underground Slope & Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 50 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4.33 feet to 4½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Scroggins Coal Mine   Earl Scroggins   1937
Scroggins Coal Mine   Jess F. Stunson   1937 - 1939
Scroggins Coal Mine   Roberts & Davis   1939 - 1940
Scroggins Coal Mine   Earl Scroggins   1940
Moore Coal Mine No. 4
      Scroggins Coal Mine
  Silas Moore Coal Company   1940 - 1941
Scroggins Coal Mine   Earl Scroggins   1942 - 1944
Equality Coal Mine   Equality Coal Company   1945 - 1946
Rocky Branch Coal Mine   Rocky Branch Coal Company   1947 - 1950
The last production reported was in June 1950.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3303]

Ross Coal Mines
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Ross Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ross Coal Mine   Pat H. Ross   1915 - 1917
[Source - Nos. 16, 17, 22]
1916 Annual Coal Report16 -- New & Reopened Mines -- Pat H. Ross, Stonefort, Saline County.
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Ross Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 5 East, Section 20, NE SW NE
An Underground Mine with an average coal seam thickness of 3.17 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cogdill Coal Mine   Fred Cogdill   1928
Ross Coal Mine   Pat Ross   1929
The last production reported was in 1929.
[Source - No. 22 Index #427]

Ruam & Vial Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 29
An Underground Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ruam & Vial Coal Mine   Ruam & Vial   1873 - ?
[Source - No. 22 Index #4708]
Coal Mines in Saline County70
      The first railroad shipping mine was opened in 1873, by General Green Berry Raum, of Harrisburg, and Captain Vial, of Vienna. It also was a slope mine, and was sunk near the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad some three miles southwest of Harrisburg, and near the present community of Ledford.

Rush & Shanks Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - South America
A Strip (Surface) Mine with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rush Coal Mine   W. V. Rush   1889 - 1890
Rush & Shanks Coal Mine   Rush & Shanks   1890 - 1891
[Source - Nos. 22, 73]
Listed as a new mine in the 1890 Annual Coal Report73

Russell Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 33, NE NW SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 35 feet with an average coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Russell Coal Mine No. 1   Russell Coal Company   1946 - 1947
The last production reported was in December 1947.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3266]

Sahara Coal Mines
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 2, SE NW NE
An Underground Mine at a depth of 311 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 6½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Diamond Coal Mine   Diamond Coal Company   1904 - 1905
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 1   O"Gara Coal Company   1905 - 1932
Sahara Coal Mine No. 1   Sahara Coal Company   1933 - 1939
The last production reported was in May 1939.
A 1907 gas explosion killed a mine examiner.
1907 Annual Illinois Coal Report7
      January 18, 1907 Oliver P. Draper, mine examiner, aged 25 years, married, employed at the O'Gara Coal Company No. 1 mine, near Harrisburg, met his death while examining the mine at 5:30 a. m. This accident occurred at the face of the second east entry on the north side of the shaft; it is believed that he fired the gas with a naked light and that death was due to after damp. He leaves a widow.
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 7, 18, 22 Index #127, 79]
1918 Annual Coal Report18 -- Mine Fires --
      On the night of September 24, 1917, a fire was discovered in the No. 1 mine, O'Gara Coal Company, and sealed off the following day. The mine was reopened November 23. On May 25, 1918, this mine was again found to be on fire and was sealed off on the 26th and reopened on June 29.
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County -
      Shaft ~ Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 15, SE NW NE
      Slope ~ Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 23, NE NW NE
An Underground Shaft & Slope Mine at a depth of 245 feet with a coal seam thickness of 5 feet to 7 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Egyptian Coal Mine No. 2   Egyptian Coal Company   1905 - 1906
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 3   O"Gara Coal Company   1906 - 1932
Idle in 1915
Sahara Coal Mine No. 3   Sahara Coal Company   1933 - 1937
The last production reported was in January 1937.
A 1910 gas explosion killed a mine examiner.
1911 Annual Illinois Coal Report11
      December 18, 1910, John Goff, mine examiner, aged 28 years, married, was killed by an explosion of gas in O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 3. Deceased had gone down on this Sunday morning to make an examination of the mine before the day shift entered. An explosion occurred in the 14th Southeast entry, and his body was found by a rescuing party near No. 10 room, about two hundred feet from the face of entry. No one knows just how the accident occurred but it is thought deceased touched off the gas with a naked light, as he borrowed a lamp from the engineer before going down, and this lamp was found near where he was lying. He leaves a widow and one child.
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 22 Index #608]
1904 Annual Coal Report5
      In Saline county, the Egyptian Coal & Coke Co. has opened two new mines, known as Nos. 1 and 2.
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 5
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 29, SW SE NW
An Underground Mine at a depth of 135 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bankston Creek Coal Mine No. 5   Bankston Creek Collieries Company
Fifth Vein Coal Company
  1938 - 1950
(Circa 1950)
Sahara Coal Mine No. 5   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1951 - 1972
The last production reported was in August 1972.
[Source - No. 22 Index #664]
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 6
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 29, SW SE NW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 115 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bankston Creek Coal Mine No. 6   Bankston Creek Collieries Company, Inc.   1936 - 1950
Sahara Coal Mine No. 6   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1951 - 1993
The last production reported was in June 1993.
[Source - No. 22 Index #638]
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 7
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 16, SE NW SE
An Underground Slope Mine
1944 - 1957 ~~ at a depth of 288 feet to 295 feet & 305 feet to 355 feet with a coal seam thickness of 5.17 feet to 6¼ feet.
1982 - 1986 ~~ at a depth of 160 feet to 180 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bankston Creek Coal Mine No. 7   Bankston Creek Collieries Company, Inc.   1944 - 1950
Sahara Coal Mine No. 7   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1951 - 1957
      Idle in 1955
      October 11, 1957 was last day worked, and mine was abandoned on December 15, 1959
      Mine was reopened in 1982
Sahara Coal Mine No. 7   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1982 - 1986
The last production reported was in September 1986.
[Source - No. 22 Index #802]
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 10
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 8 South, Range 7 East, Section 20, NE NE SE
An Underground Mine at a depth of 407 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4.83 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Mine   Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Company   1904 - 1905
  The mine was under construction in June 1904.
The hoist was projected to be completed in October,
when the air/escape shaft would be started.
No production was recorded under this name.
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 10   O"Gara Coal Company   1905 - 1932
Sahara Coal Mine No. 10   Sahara Coal Company   1933 - 1941
The last production reported was in March 1941.
A 1918 gas explosion killed two men.
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 11, 22 Index #799]
1904 Annual Coal Report5
      The Harrisburg-Big Muddy Coal Co., general offices in Chicago, has opened new mine, located on the Big Four railroad, two miles northeast of Harrisburg, Saline county. The company has an area of 800 acres, and has constructed a plant that will have a capacity to hoist 2,000 tons a day. The shaft is 9 x 13 feet in the clear, and the escapement shaft is 8 x 13 feet. The shaft is sunk to No. 5 seam, which will average five one-half feet in thickness; the depth of the mine is 420 feet, which is over 100 feet lower than any other mine in this locality. The mine is equipped with a pair of Litchfield engines 24 x 36 and an eight-foot drum, also two Erie boilers with a capacity of 300 horsepower; two additional boilers of the same kind will be put in. The tipple and buildings are covered with corrugated iron; a pipe line is also put in to guard against fire: the tipple will be furnished with a double set of Duncan screens and cages. The shaft top and buildings are lighted with electricity. The company will erect at once a modern bath house for the men, with stationery tubs, supplied with hot and cold water; individual lockers will also be provided; this building will have steam heat. The main shaft will be completed about the middle of next October, when the sinking of the air shaft will be commenced.
 
1911 Annual Coal Report11 -- Improvements.
      The O'Gara Coal Company's mine No. 10, Eldorado, was discovered to be on fire the night of May 12th, and was partially destroyed before the flames could be checked. It has been repaired and operations resumed in June.
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 12
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 2, SE NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 415 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 8 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Illinois Coal Mine   Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Company   1905 - 1906
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 12   O"Gara Coal Company   1906 - 1910
Idle in 1909
Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Mine No. 12   Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Company   1910 - 1911
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 12   O"Gara Coal Company   1911 - 1914
Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Mine No. 12   Harrisburg - Big Muddy Coal Company   1914 - 1920
Idle       1920
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 12   O"Gara Coal Company   1920 - 1932
Idle       1932 - 1933
Sahara Coal Mine No. 12   Sahara Coal Company   1933 - 1938
The last production reported was in March 1938.
[Source - Nos. 18, 22 Index #535]
1918 Annual Coal Report18 -- Mine Fires --
      At mine No. 12 (O'Gara Coal Company) a fire was discovered June 16, sealed June 17 and reopened June 28.
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 16
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 13, SE SW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 189 feet to 200 feet with a coal seam thickness of 5 feet to 7 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elder & Bixler Coal Mine   Elder & Bixler Coal Company   1913 - 1920
Blue Bird Coal Mine   Harrisburg Coal Mining Company   1920 - 1924
Harrisburg Coal Mine No. 1   Harrisburg Coal Mining Company   1924 - 1927
Idle   Idle   1927 - 1941
Bankston Creek Coal Mine No. 16   Bankston Creek Collieries Company   1941 - 1950
Sahara Coal Mine No. 16   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1951 - 1971
The last production reported was in 1971.
[Source - Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 Index #801]
1913 Annual Coal Report13 -- New Mines -- Elders & Bixler, Carriers Mills, Saline County.
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 20
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 10, SE NW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 223 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4 feet to 10 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sahara Coal Mine No. 20   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1969 - 1983
The last production reported was in May 1983.
[Source - No. 22 Index #909]
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 21
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 17, NE SE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 210 feet to 280 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4.3 feet to 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sahara Coal Mine No. 21   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1970 - 1993
The last production reported was in 1993.
[Source - No. 22 Index #911]
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Sahara Coal Mine No. 22
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 22, NE SE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 60 feet to 100 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4.83 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sahara Coal Mine No. 22   Sahara Coal Company, Inc.   1979 - 1985
The last production reported was in 1985.
[Source - No. 22 Index #993]

Saline County Coal Mines
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Saline County Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 31, SW NW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 144 feet to 150 feet with an average coal seam of 6 feet and up to 8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ledford Coal Mine   Davenport, Allsop & Company   1894 - 1895
North Ledford Coal Mine
      Davenport Coal Mine No. 1
      A Coal Mine
  Davenport Coal Company   1895 - 1906
Saline County Coal Mine No. 1   Saline County Coal Corporation   1906 - 1912
The last production reported was in 1912.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 22 Index #3290, 72, 77, 78, 79]
1896 Annual Coal Report77 lists the location of the mine as Ledford with a Post Office address of Harrisburg.
 
1907 Annual Coal Report7 -- Changing in the Names of Companies
      The Davenport Coal Company, of Harrisburg, has changed its name to the Saline Coal Company.
 
1913 Annual Coal Report13 -- Abandoned Mines -- Saline County Coal Company's No. 1, Ledford, Saline County.
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Saline County Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 36, NW NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 103 feet with a coal seam of 5½ feet to 8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
B Coal Mine
Steel Tipple Coal Mine
  Davenport Coal Company   1905 - 1906
Saline County Coal Mine No. 2   Saline County Coal Corporation   1906 - 1919
Big Creek Coal Mine No. 2   Big Creek Coal Company   1919 - 1923
Saline County Coal Mine No. 2   Saline County Coal Corporation   1923 - 1927
The last production reported was in 1927.
A 1927 gas explosion killed 8 men.
      March 30, 1927 Gas Explosion at Saline County Coal Corporation's No. 2 Mine
[Source - Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 22 Index #450]
1907 Annual Coal Report7 -- New Mines
      The Davenport Coal Company in Saline county, has sunk a new mine, which is known as shaft "B"; coal was reached December 20, 1906, at a depth of 97 feet. The shaft is 9½ by 15½ feet in the clear; the coal is the No. 5 seam and is 6½ feet thick.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report14 -- Improvements
      The Saline County Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline County, made improvements at No. 2 mine by building extension to boiler-room, erecting corn crib, scale office, and constructing new scale pit.
      Originally the railroad track scales were placed under the tipple, one scale on each of the three tracks. Considerable difficulty was experienced by small coal dust accumulating on the scale and in the scale pit. This has been remedied by passing all the cars over one scale, which is located on the track to the storage siding, giving very satisfactory results as to correct weights, with a minimum amount of trouble as to adjustments. In addition the wagon scales are operated in the same building. This Is a decided advantage as all the work in this direction is concentrated and handled by one man.

Saline Creek Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
Mine Name Operated By Years
Saline Creek Coal Mine   Saline Creek Coal Company   1917 - 1918
[Source - Nos. 18, 22]

Saline Gas Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 280 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Saline Gas Coal Mine No. 3   Saline Gas Coal Company   1927
[Source - No. 22]

Saline Valley Coal Mines
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Saline Valley Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County -
      Shaft ~~ Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 36, NW SE SW
      Slope ~~ Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 35, SW SE SE
An Underground Shaft & Slope Mine at a depth of 760 feet to 1215 feet with a coal seam of 5 feet to 7½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Green Gravel Coal Mine   Morris Coal Company   1903 - 1905
Idle       1905
O"Gara Coal Mine No. 7   O"Gara Coal Company   1905 - 1914
Idle       1914 - 1921
Heatco Coal Mine   Heatco Coal Company   1921 - 1923
Saline Valley Coal Mine   Saline Valley Coal Company   1923 - 1928
The last production reported was in 1928.
An extension of the mine was made in 1929, when Bluebird No. 1 Mine worked underground before switching to strip mining.
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 22 Index #48]
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Saline Valley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 1, NE SE NW
An Underground Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Saline Valley Coal Mine   Saline Valley Coal Company   1932 - 1936
Lanham & Bennett Coal Mine   Lanham & Bennett   1937
Saline Valley Coal Mine   Saline Valley Coal Company   1938
The last production reported was in 1938.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3296]

Scapei Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Scapei Coal Mine   Sheet Scapei   1907 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 8, 22]

Shawnee Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 6 East, Section 27, SE NE NW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4.83 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shawnee Coal Mine No. 1   Shawnee Coal Company   1963 - 1966
The last production reported was in August 1966.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3257]

Shawneetown Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 33, SE SE SW
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 132 feet with an average coal seam of 4.17 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shawneetown Coal Mine No. 1   Shawneetown Coal Corporation   1964
The last production reported was in October 1964.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4180]

Sheffield Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sheffield Coal Mine   L. F. Sheffield   1889 - 1890
[Source - Nos. 22, 73]
Listed as a new mine in the 1890 Annual Coal Report73

Simmon Ridge Coal Mine
Simmon Ridge Coal Company, 1936 -- Saline County - Harrisburg -- An Underground Mine. [Source - No. 22]

Sinsabaugh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Derby
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mitchell Coal Mine   J. C. Mitchell   1920 - 1922
Cawsert Coal Mine   T. F. Cawsert & Company   1922 - 1923
Sinsabaugh Coal Mine   Ernest Sinsabaugh   1923 - 1924
[Source - No. 22]

Sisk Coal Mines
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Sisk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Cottage Grove
A n Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4¼ feet in thickness..
Mine Name Operated By Years
Brigtner & Mossman Coal Mine   Brigtner & Mossman   1895 - 1897
Hall Coal Mine   Charles Hall   1898 - 1900
Clark Coal Mine   James A. Clark   1900 - 1902
Sisk Coal Mine   Maggie M. Sisk   1902 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 22, 72, 77, 78]
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Sisk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 9, SE NE NW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 14 feet with an average coal seam of 2.67 feet in thickness..
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sisk Coal Mine   Jewel Sisk   Circa 1964
[Source - No. 22 Index #4193]

Sittig Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sittig Coal Mine   Henry P. Sittig   1889 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 22, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78]
1901 Annual Coal Report2 spells the name as "Sitley".
1902 Annual Coal Report3 spells the name as "Setteg".

Slaten Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
Mine Name Operated By Years
Slaten Coal Mine   James Slaten   1889 - 1890
[Source - Nos. 22, 73]
Listed as a new mine in the 1890 Annual Coal Report73

Speare Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - South America
A Strip (Surface) Mine with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Speare Coal Mine   Phillip Speare   1889 - 1891
[Source - Nos. 22, 73]
Listed as a new mine in the 1890 Annual Coal Report73

Stagner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Johnson Coal Mine   J. F. Johnson   1887- 1890
Stagner Coal Mine   P. B. Stagner   1890- 1891
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 72, 73, 74]

Stiff Coal Mines
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Stiff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - South America
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 15 feet with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stiff Coal Mine   Noah Stiff   1895 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 71, 77, 78]
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Stiff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
A Slope Mine at a depth of 21 feet to 26 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet 10 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ingram Coal Mine   J. W. Ingram   1895 - 1897
Dorris & Evans Coal Mine   Dorris & Evans   1897 - 1899
Stiff Coal Mine   Lawrence Stiff   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 71, 72, 77, 78]

Stonefort Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 5 East, Section 16
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stonefort Coal Mine   Stonefort Coal Company    
[Source - No. 22 Index #4737]

Strickland Coal Mines
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Strickland Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
Mine Name Operated By Years
Strickland Coal Mine   Joseph P. Strickland   1887 - 1890
[Source - Nos. 22, 73]
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Strickland Brothers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Ledford (listed as Harrisburg in 1898)
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hubbard Coal Mine   E. E. Hubbard   1895 - 1897
Odum Coal Mine   Wiley Odum   1897 - 1898
Strickland Brothers Coal Mine   Strickland Brothers   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 71, 77, 78]

Strobel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Chinn Coal Mine   W. R. Chinn   1923 - 1924
Kelly & McAllister Coal Mine   Kelly & McAllister   1924 - 1925
Kelly Coal Mine   Jack Kelly   1925 - 1928
Strobel Coal Mine   A. O. Strobel   1929 - 1936
[Source - No. 22]

Tanner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moore Coal Mine   Sam Moore   1924 - 1925
Tanner Coal Mine   W. Tanner   1927 - 1928
[Source - No. 22]

Tarlton Coal Mines
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Tarlton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Eagle
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tarlton Coal Mine   Allen Tarlton   1905 - 1906
[Source - Nos. 6, 22]
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Tarlton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Eagle
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tarlton Coal Mine   Allen Tarlton   1908 - 1909
[Source - Nos. 9, 22]
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Tarlton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Derby
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tarlton Coal Mine   C. R. Tarlton   1908 - 1909
[Source - Nos. 9, 22]
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Tarlton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 7 East, Section 13, NE SE SE
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tarlton Coal Mine   A. L. Tarlton   1925 - 1935
Idle       1936 - 1937
Tarlton Coal Mine No. 1   Al Tarlton   1938 - 1939
 
Possibly another owner   Greely Coal Company   Circa 1956
The last production reported was in 1939.
[Source - No. 22 Index #132]
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Tarlton Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Eldorado
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Greely Coal Mine   Greely Coal Company   1950 - 1952
Tarlton Coal Mine No. 1   Tarlton Coal Company   1953 - 1956
[Source - No. 22]

Teal & Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stagner Coal Mine   P. D. Stagner   1896 - 1898
Teal & Williams Coal Mine   Teal & Williams   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 22, 71, 78]

Thompson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - South America
A Strip (Surface) Mine with a coal seam of 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Thompson Coal Mine   Bryant Thompson   1890 - 1891
[Source - No. 22]

Tolbert Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 17, SW NW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 17 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 3½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tolbert Coal Mine No. 1   Hobert Tolbert   1938 - 1939
The last production reported was in 1939.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3325]

Trammel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Trammel Coal Mine   Charles Trammel   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 22]

Travelstead Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Stonefort
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Travelstead Coal Mine   William Travelstead   1907 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 8, 22]

Tronsdale Coal Mine
A. P. Tronsdale, 1924 - 1925 -- Saline County - Equality [Source - No. 22]

Union Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - New Burnside
An Underground Slope & Drift Mine at a depth of 35 feet to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3.33 feet to 3½ in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Union Coal Mine   John Dupont   1885 - 1889
[Source - Nos. 22, 69]

Vinyard Coal Mines
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Vinyard Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 13, NW SE SW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet to 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Vinyard Coal Mine No. 1   Vinyard Coal Company   1925 - 1957
Liberty Coal Mine No. 2   Liberty Coal Company   June & July 1957
Vinyard Coal Mine No. 1   Vinyard Coal Company   1957
The last production reported was in October 1957.
[Source - No. 22 Index #804]
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Vinyard Coal Mine No. 3
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
A Strip (Surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Vinyard Coal Mine No. 3   Vinyard Coal Company   1957
[Source - No. 22]

Walnut Grove Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 9, SW SE SW
A Strip (Surface) Mine at depths of 30 feet to 115 feet with coal seams of 2.83 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walnut Grove Coal Mine   Saxton Coal Company   1956 - 1962
Walnut Grove Coal Mine
Somerset Coal Mine
  Young's Coal Corporation   1963 - 1965
The last production reported was in June 1965.
[Source - No. 22 Index #840]

Ward Coal Mines
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Evert Ward Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 6 East, Section 16, SW NW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 18 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 3.33 feet to 4.33 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ward Coal Mine   Evert Ward   1934 - 1937
Idle in 1937
McKown & Sheldon Coal Mine   McKown & Sheldon   1938
Ward Coal Mine No. 2   Evert Ward   1939
The last production reported was in 1939.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3323]
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Everett Ward Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Mitchellsville
Mine Name Operated By Years
Everett Ward Coal Mine   Everett Ward   1917 - 1921
[Source - Nos. 18, 19, 20, 22]
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John Ward Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Mitchellsville
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 24 feet to 25 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4 feet.
John Ward Coal Mine   John Ward   1899 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 22]
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John Ward Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Mitchellsville
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
John Ward Coal Mine   John Ward   1908 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 9, 10, 11, 22]

Ward, Hart & Penrod Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 7 East, Section 17, NW NW NW
An Underground Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Ward Coal Mine   Bert Ward   1937
also Idle in 1937
A. A. Miles Coal Mine   A. A. Miles   1938
Ward Coal Mine No. 1   Bert Ward   1939
Bert Ward Coal Mine No. 3   W. H. McDonald   1940
Bert Ward Coal Mine No. 3   Charles Pickering   1940
Bert Ward Coal Mine No. 3   J. F. Raulson   1940
Bert Ward Coal Mine No. 3   William Brown   1940
Bert Ward Coal Mine   John Penrod   1941
Ward, Hart & Penrod Coal Mine   Ward, Hart & Penrod   1942 - 1944
The last production reported was in 1944.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3333]

Warfield & Ingram Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Harrisburg
A Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Warfield & Ingram Coal Mine   Warfield & Ingram   1906 - 1907
[Source - Nos. 7, 22]

Wasson Coal Mines
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Wasson Coal Mine No. 1
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 8 South, Range 6 East, Section 36, NW SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 318 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4.33 feet to 6½ feet.
The southern part of the mine was later surface-mined by Blue Bird No. 4 Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wasson Coal Mine No. 1   Wasson Coal Company   1907 - 1952
The last production reported was in March 1952.
One man was killed as the result of a 1911 gas explosion; a 1912 gas explosion killed 2 men.
[Source - Nos. 7, 10, 12, 14, 22 Index #45]
1907 Annual Coal Report7 -- New Mines
      The Wasson Coal Company, in Saline county, has sunk a new mine, 3½ miles south of Eldorado on the Big Four railroad; coal was reached January 20, 1906, at a depth of 320 feet; the shaft is 9 by 14 feet; the coal is 5 feet thick and is the No. 5 seam.
 
1910 Annual Coal Report10 -- New Developments and Equipments.
      The Wasson Coal Company, Harrisburg, Saline county, has added the following electrical equipment, which is ready for operation: Two additional boilers, 18 feet by 72 inches, both 150 H. P.; one 250 K. W. Morgan Gardner generator, 250 volts; one Skinner engine; one seven-ton Morgan-Gardner haulage motor; eight Morgan-Gardner chain breast machines, with line and other necessary material.
 
1912 Annual Coal Report12 -- Improvements.
      The Wasson Coal Company has installed three new electric chain breast mining machines of the Morgan-Gardener type.
 
1914 Annual Coal Report14 -- Improvements
      The following improvements at the Wasson Coal Company's No. 1 mine, Wasson, Saline County, have been made: A smokestack 100 feet high and 12 feet in diameter at the base, and a new concrete fanhouse have been built; a Miller Central Disc, 16-foot fan, normal capacity, 250,000 cubic feet of air per minute; a new fan engine, 16 inches by 24 feet direct connected, have been installed; also a 6-foot hoisting drum with new shaft discs and eccentrics, two 6-foot sheave wheels; a 12-ton Morgan-Gardner motor and two H. H. D. machines were put in; a concrete landing at bottom was made; air courses cleaned and retimbered; two new overcasts put in; boiler setting rebuilt, and screening plant and shaker screens remodeled.
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Wasson Coal Mine No. 2
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 5 East, Section 33, NE SW SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 37 feet to 50 feet with a coal seam thickness of 4.67 feet to 5.17 feet.
The southern part of the mine was later surface-mined by Blue Bird No. 4 Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wasson Coal Mine No. 2   Wasson Coal Company   1914 - 1932
Idle   Idle   1933 - 1934
Wasson "A" Coal Mine   Wasson Coal Company   1934 - 1942
The last production reported was in February 1942.
[Source - Nos. 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22 Index #130]
1914 Annual Coal Report14 -- Prospective Mines
      The Wasson Coal Company of Harrisburg is constructing a new mine west of Carriers Mills, Saline County, which will be known as Wasson Coal Company's Mine No. 2. The mine will be a slope -- the first to be attempted on a large scale in the Eleventh District.
      No. 5 vein will be worked, which averages 4 feet 10 inches in thickness throughout the acreage to be worked from this mine. At the location of the slope there is but 30 feet of cover over the coal, which makes an ideal condition for the construction of a slope. Twenty feet of solid slate above the coal will form a good substantial roof.
      The slope will be pitched on a 25 per cent grade to the level of the coal and will be concreted solidly the entire length. The air and escapement shaft will also be concreted.
      The entire plant will be electrically equipped and driven. A four track tipple with shaker screens, endless rope or chain haul for hoisting loaded cars, automatic revolting dump and endless rope or chain haul for returning empties to the mine, will be constructed and electric haulage motors and undercutting machines installed.
 
1915 Annual Coal Report15 -- New and Prospective Mines. The following are the new or reopened mines:
Wasson Coal Company has opened a slope mine located near Carriers Mills, Saline County, and is known as Wasson No. 2.
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Wasson Coal Mine No. 3
1917 Annual Coal Report17 -- Prospective Mines. --
      The proposed Wasson Coal Company, No. 3, mine, will be located in Saline County, 1¼ miles west of Eldorado on the Illinois Central Railroad. Later connections will be made to the Big Four and L. & N. Railroads. The mine is to be equipped for 2,000 tons daily output. Both shafts will be 8 feet by 16 feet, 410 feet to the coal. The coal mined will be seam No. 5, which is 5 feet 6 inches thick at this locality.

West Star Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 7 East, Section 5, SE NE SE
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 130 feet to 160 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4.33 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walnut Grove Coal Mine No. 5   Walnut Grove Mining Company   1966
West Star Coal Mine No. 1   White Star Coal Company   1967 - 1968
The last production reported was in June 1968.
[Source - No. 22 Index #4199]

White Coal Mine
Isaac White, 1928 - 1934 -- Saline County - Equality -- An Underground Mine. [Source - No. 22]

White Star Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, SW SW SW
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4½ feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
White Star Coal Mine   White Star Coal Company   1934 - 1936
Wiedeman Coal Mine   L. C. Wiedeman   1937
White Star Coal Mine   White Star Coal Company   1938
The last production reported was in 1938.
[Source - No. 22 Index #646]

Wildcat Hills Underground Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 1, SE NW NW
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 110 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 4½ feet to 5 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wildcat Hills Underground Coal Mine   Black Beauty Coal Company   2006 - 2009
Wildcat Hills Underground Coal Mine   Peabody Midwest Mining   2010 - ?
[Source - No. 22 Index #1038]

Wilkin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Kedron
An Underground Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilkin Coal Mine   J. D. Wilkin   1905 - 1906
[Source - Nos. 6, 22]

Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 10 South, Range 7 East, Section 8, NW SW NW
A Strip (Surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine No. 1   Beecher Williams Coal Company   1953 - 1955
The last production reported was in May 1955.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3328]

Willow Lake Coal Mines
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Willow Lake Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 1, NE SW SW
An Underground Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Willow Lake Coal Mine   Arclar Coal Company   2002 - 2009
Willow Lake Coal Mine   Big Ridge, Inc.   2010 - ?
[Source - No. 22 Index #1028]
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Willow Lake Surface Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 1, SW
A Strip (Surface) Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Willow Lake Surface Coal Mine   Arclar Coal Company   2001 - 2005
The last production reported was in May 2005.
[Source - No. 22 Index #1033]

Will Scarlet Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Williamson & Saline County
A Strip (Surface ) Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 76 feet with an average coal seam thickness of 2 feet to 3.46 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Will Scarlet Coal Mine (Williamson Co.)   Stonefort Corporation
Stonefort Coal Mining Corporation
Peabody Coal Company
  1953 - 1959
1960 - 1967
1968 - 1978
Will Scarlet Coal Mine (Saline County)   Peabody Coal Company   1979 - 1987
The last production reported was in December 1978.
[Source - No. 22 Index #697]

Yates Coal Mines
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James Yates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Cottage Grove
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jarell Coal Mine   F. M. Jarell   1895 - 1898
Yates Coal Mine   John Yates   1898 - 1902
Yates Coal Mine   James Yates   1902 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 22, 71, 72, 77, 78]
1904 Annual Coal Report5 lists this as a Slope Mine.
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James Yates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Cottage Grove
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yates Coal Mine   James Yates   1907 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 8, 22]
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John Yates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yates Coal Mine   John Yates   1907 - 1910
Hazel & Houston Coal Mine   Hazel & Houston   1910 - 1911
Hazel & Steele Coal Mine   Hazel & Steele   1911 - 1912
Syers Brothers Coal Mine   Syers Brothers   1912 - 1913
Hazel Coal Mine   Sam Hazel   1913 - 1914
Yates Coal Mine   John Yates   1914 - 1918
[Source - Nos. 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 13, 15, 22]
1914 Annual Coal Report14 spells Sam Hazel as "Sam Hazle"
1915 Annual Coal Report15 -- New and Prospective Mines. The following are the new or reopened mines:
John Yates, Equality, Saline County.
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James Yates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Equality
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 20 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Reynolds Coal Mine   John Reynolds   1909 - 1911
Yates & Reynolds Coal Mine   Yates & Reynolds   1911 - 1912
Yates & Land Coal Mine   Yates & Land   1912 - 1913
Yates Coal Mine   James Yates   1913 - 1915
Yates Coal Mine   John Yates   1915 - 1916
Yates Coal Mine   James Yates   1916 - 1920
[Source - Nos. 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 22]
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James Yates Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
   Saline County - Township 9 South, Range 7 East, Section 23, SE NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine with an average coal seam of 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Yates Coal Mine   James Yates   1934 - 1937
Idle in 1935
The last production reported was in 1937.
[Source - No. 22 Index #3309]

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