Mine Index 2287   Richardson Coal Corporation,   Richardson No. 1 Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Gallatin unlocated
County: Gallatin
Quadrangle: Equality
County Coal Data: Gallatin
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2287

Company Name: Richardson Coal Corporation
Mine Name: Richardson No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1955 End Date: November 1959
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 7
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 Gallatin 10S 8E 24 SE NW NE
Pit Gallatin 10S 8E 24 NW NW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 17 3.83 Surface

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Richardson Coal Corporation Richardson No. 1 1955-1959 Idle 1957 and 1958 112,036
Total Production: 112,036

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
USGS topographic map 1959 note 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source
Mine notes 8-7-1956 (text only) 1:24000 This surface-mined area was later expanded by the Eagle Surface Mine (mine index 883) and the area mined by Richardson No. 1 is better shown on the 1959 version of the Equality Quadrangle. The mine location was taken from the mine notes to identify the surface-mined area of the Richardson No. 1 Mine shown on the topographic map. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine type, mine location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
USGS topographic map, Equality Quadrangle, 1959 - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images