Mine Index 0610   Blue Bird Coal Company,   Blue Bird No. 1 Mine

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INTERPRETING A MINE SUMMARY SHEET
Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
MSHA ID:

Mine Index Number: 0610

Company Name: Blue Bird Coal Company
Mine Name: Blue Bird No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1929 End Date: 1935
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 250 This area includes approximately 13 acres mined by New Oak Hill No. 3 Mine (mine index 3289), 160 acres mined by Blue Bird No. 1 Mine (mine index 610) and 77 acres mined by Harrisburg No. 2 Mine (mine index 3320).
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
SlopeThe mine operated as a slope for the first year, mining the southern portion of Saline Valley No. 1 Mine (mine index 48), and then changed to surface-mining. Saline 10S 5E 1 NW NW NW
Tipple / pitThe mine operated as a slope for the first year, mining the southern portion of Saline Valley No. 1 Mine (mine index 48), and then changed to surface-mining. Saline 10S 5E 1 N 1⁄2

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 45 4.33-6.5 Surface

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Blue Bird Coal Company Blue Bird No. 1 1929-1935 1,453,176
Total Production: 1,453,176

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352769 7-1-1931 1:2400 1:4468 Not Final
USGS topographic map PR 1990 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, mine location, seam.
ISGS field notes (Saline County) - Mining method, seam.
Microfilm map, document 352769, reel 03140, frame 291 - Slope location, mine outlines, mining methods.
USGS topographic map, Harrisburg Quadrangle, 1961, photorevised 1990 - Mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

https://go.illinois.edu/ILMImages/saline/thumbnails/m0048_th.jpgThese files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Microfilm
Map ID: 352769 3140, 291
Company: Blue Bird Coal Company
Mine Name:
Caption:
Map Date: 07-01-1931
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
Note: Secondary source map for mine index 0048 & not final source map for mine index 0610
More Info: M0048
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://go.illinois.edu/ILMImages/saline/m0048.zip

Photographs