Mine Index 3290   Saline County Coal Company,   Saline County No. 1 Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3290

Company Name: Saline County Coal Company
Mine Name: Saline County No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1894 End Date: 1912
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 102Production also indicates this mine should encompass approximately 300 acres; the area shown on the accompanying map is too small for the reported production. It is likely that part of the outline shown on the accompanying map for Saline County No. 2 (mine index 450) should be included with this mine.
Acres after map date: 11 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Saline 9S 6E 31 SW NW NE
Air shaft Saline 9S 6E 31 NE NW NE This mine appears to share an air shaft with O’Gara No. 14 Mine (mine index 128).


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 144-150 8.0 6.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Davenport, Allsop and Company Ledford 1894-1895 4,392
Davenport Coal Company North Ledford, Davenport No. 1,A 1895-1906 1,017,654
Saline County Coal Company Saline County No. 1 1906-1912 663,152
Saline County Coal Company Saline County No. 1 1912-1912 49,438 Production after map date
Total Production: 1,744,636

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352831This map source was difficult to georegister, since the east-west scale differed from the north-south scale by 800 to 1,000 feet, and did not match other features that were on both the USGS topographic map and source map (railroads, houses). When the north-south scale was used, the topographic features matched reasonably well, but the surrounding mines shown on the source map did not match well. The mine was shifted approximately 250 feet to make a “best fit” between the mines on either side. 6-8-1912 1:2400 1:4469 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, shaft location, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 352831, reel 03140, frames 400 and 401 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images