Mine Index 0673   Ayrshire Coal Company, Inc.,   Division of AMAX, Harmattan 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: 0673

Company Name: Ayrshire Coal Company, Inc.
Mine Name: Division of AMAX, Harmattan Mine
Start Date: 1949 End Date: April 1970
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 2,288
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Production indicates that the area shown on the accompanying map is too large by about 600 acres. Apparently the Harmattan Mine enlarged surface mining pits opened by other operators.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Tipple Vermilion 19N 12W 2 SE NW SW
Pits Vermilion 19N 12W 2, 3, 4, 9, 10
Pits Vermilion 20N 12W 21, 28, 29,33, 34


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 70-102 5.5-6.92 Surface

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Fairview Collieries Corporation Harmattan 1949-1965 12,269,936
Meadowlark Farms, Inc. Harmattan 1966-1966 419,849
Ayrshire Collieries Corporation Harmattan 1966-1968 1,711,683
Ayrshire Coal Company, Inc., Div. of AMAX Harmattan 1969-1970 814,970
Total Production: 15,216,438

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 6-8, 6-9, 6-9B2 4-27-1953 1:6000 1:6000 Not final
USGS topographic map PR 1978 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 (Vermilion County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Vermilion County) - Mine type, tipple & pit locations, seam, thickness.
Company map, Coal Section files (6-8, 6-9, 6-9B2) - Mine location, mining method.
USGS topographic map, 1966, Photorevised 1978 - Mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images