Mine Index 0400   United Electric Coal Company,   United Electric No. 1 Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Vermilion unlocated
County: Vermilion
Quadrangle: Danville SW
Danville NW
County Coal Data: Vermilion
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0400

Company Name: United Electric Coal Company
Mine Name: United Electric No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1910 End Date: October 1933
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 479
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Tipple Vermilion 19N 12W 8 SW NE SW
Tipple Vermilion 19N 12W 16 NW NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 18-30 4.5 6.08 5.67 Surface

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was 30 feet of gray shale. The impurities in the seam were fairly abundant, and consisted of pyrite in lenses (2 inches by 8 inches maximum), sheets and balls, joint fillings and facings of calcite and gypsum up to 1/16th inch thick (apparently an important ash constituent of the bed), and a persistent clay band 8 to 10 inches above the floor. At least one horseback or roll was encountered.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Mission Mining Company Mission No. 1 1910-1915 384,737
Two Rivers Coal Company Two Rivers No. 4 1915-1918 464,234
Mission Mining Company Mission No. 1 1918-1918 73,931
Electric Coal Company Electric No. 1 1918-1921 510,061
United Electric Coal Company United Electric No. 1 1921-1933 3,738,070
Total Production: 5,171,033

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
USGS topographic map PR 1978 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source
ISGS composite map, Danville Coal Undated 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Vermilion County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Vermilion County) - Mine type, pit & tipple locations, seam, thickness, geologic problems.
USGS topographic map, 1966, Photorevised 1978 - Mine outline, mining method.
ISGS composite map, Coal Section files (1-24-31-i), thickness of the Danville Coal - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images