Mine Index 2857   Frank Wolgemuth,   Wolgemuth Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Marshall unlocated
County: Marshall
Quadrangle: Lacon
County Coal Data: Marshall
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2857

Company Name: Frank Wolgemuth
Mine Name: Wolgemuth Mine
Start Date: 1925 End Date: 1942
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 11
Production Indicated Acres: Less than 1 General Area of mining acres shown: 11

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Old drifts Marshall 12N 9E 23 NW SE NW
Escape shaft Marshall 12N 9E 23 NW SE NW
New drift Marshall 12N 9E 23 NW SE NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 3.0-4.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Hydraulic Press Brick Company Hydraulic Press Brick 1925-1926 8,142
Hy Tex Brick Company Hydraulic Press Brick 1927-1927 9,792
Hydraulic Press Brick Company Hydraulic Press Brick 1928-1928 10,122
Hy Tek Brick Company Hydraulic Press Brick 1929-1929 ISGS field notes (Willman, 1931) stated that Hydraulic Press Brick mined coal previously, but the local coal was low-grade, and good coal was cheap, implying they would no longer mine their own coal for brick production. These older areas of mining were indicated on the source map as “old works” and the mined extent was not specifically designated. 5,108
Art Reed and Brothers Reed 1930-1937 Production not reported 1930-1933 for mines producing less than 1000 tons per year. Idle 1937. 2,892
Krantz and Bevar Krantz and Bevar 1938-1939 249
Liberty Coal Company Liberty 1939-1940 939
Frank Wolgemuth Wolgemuth and Lindsley 1941-1942 1,169
Frank Wolgemuth Wolgemuth and Lindsley 1942-1942 317 Production after map date
Total Production: 38,730

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352307 5-1-1942 1:120 1:1324 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Marshall County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Marshall County) - Mine type, drift location, seam, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 352307, reel 03138, frame 382 - Drift locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images