Mine Index 2410   Star Coal Company,   Star Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Henry unlocated
County: Henry
Quadrangle: Kewanee North
County Coal Data: Henry
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2410

Company Name: Star Coal Company
Mine Name: Star Mine
Start Date: 1936 End Date: 1942
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 1 to 1.5 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Slope Henry 15N 5E 14 NW cor SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 50 5.3 Locational information in the ISGS mine notes is questionable. This information may pertain to a mine in T10N-R5E section 14. Mine notes state the slope entry was constructed in 1931. This mine near Kewanee first reported production in 1936. The thickness is also unlikely for this area. RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Independent Coal Company Independent 1936-1937 198
Star Coal Company Star 1937-1941 2,947
Alenex Mapes Star 1941-1941 415
Star Coal Company Star 1941-1942 260
Total Production: 3,820

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS mined-out area map 1950 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source The original source of the slope location cited in the mine notes is a Department of Mines and Minerals Film, 1938. This item is currently not available.

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Henry County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Henry County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS mined-out area map - Mine location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images