Mine Index 0608   Sahara Coal Company,   Sahara No. 3 Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0608

Company Name: Sahara Coal Company
Mine Name: Sahara No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1905 End Date: January 1937
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,372
Production Indicated Acres: 7 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Saline 9S 6E 15 NW SE SW
Air / escape shaft Saline 9S 6E 15 NW SE SW
Slope Saline 9S 6E 23 NE NW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 245 5.0-7.0 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

A 1910 gas explosion killed a mine examiner. A series of northwest-southeast trending faults were present throughout the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Egyptian Coal Company Egyptian No. 2 1905-1906 not reported
O’Gara Coal Company O’Gara No. 3 1906-1932 Idle 1915 6,847,713
Sahara Coal Company, Inc. Sahara No. 3 1933-1937 1,118,762
Sahara Coal Company Sahara No. 3 1937-1937 36,128 Production after map date
Total Production: 8,002,603

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, R4103.S32 i5.1-89 1-1-1937 1:2400 1:2400 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, thickness, geologic problems.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
Company map, ISGS map library, R4103.S32 i5.1-89 - Shaft / slope locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

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