Mine Index 2104   Charles Rockwell,   Big Four Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Fulton unlocated
County: Fulton
Quadrangle: Ipava
County Coal Data: Fulton
Shown On Map: No
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2104

Company Name: Charles Rockwell
Mine Name: Big Four Mine
Start Date: 1935 End Date: 1943
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Acres after map date: 5 General Area of mining acres shown:

Not Shown On Map. The Big Four Mine is not shown on the accompanying map because of later surface-mining by Sunspot Mine (mine index 865).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Fulton 4N 2E 33 SE NE SE
Air shaft Fulton 4N 2E 33 SE NE SE
Slope The western slope and air shaft belong to an unidentified abandoned mine. Fulton 4N 2E 33 NW SE SE
Air shaft The western slope and air shaft belong to an unidentified abandoned mine. Fulton 4N 2E 33 NE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 10-50 5.83-6.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Big 4 Coal Company Big 4 1935-1936 4,570
Illinois Valley Coal Company Big Four 1936-1936 3,238
L. A. Simons Big Four 1937-1937 5,057
Parr Coal Company Big Four 1938-1938 4,040
Illinois Valley Coal Company Big Four 1938-1938 1,041
Joe Smith Big Four 1939-1940 2,431
Carl Leonard Big Four 1940-1941 1,003
Clair Leonard Big Four 1941-1942 814
Ray McDonald Big Four 1942-1942 657
Charles Rockell Big Four 1943-1943 204
Total Production: 23,055

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
State archive, MSHA_1238 1-13-1939 1:1200 1:1200 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Fulton County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Fulton County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness.
Mine Inspector's reports, courtesy of Joe Pelc, IDNR - Mine location, seam, thickness.
State Archive, MSHA_1238, courtesy of Robert Gibson, IDNR - Slope & shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images