Mine Index 3489   Missouri and Illinois Coal Company,   Rentchler Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: St. Clair unlocated
County: St. Clair
Quadrangle: Freeburg
County Coal Data: St. Clair
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3489

Company Name: Missouri and Illinois Coal Company
Mine Name: Rentchler Mine
Start Date: 1888 End Date: April 1923
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 235
Acres after map date: 12 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft (7'x16') St. Clair 1N 7W 33 NW SE NE
Air shaft St. Clair 1N 7W 33 NW SE NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 107 6.0-7.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The source map shows areas in the southeastern portion of the mine with "faulty coal", and areas where the coal was not present.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
J. Siberts Siberts 1888-1889 5,798
Rentchler Coal Company Rentchler 1890-1893 Idle 1889-1890 127,641
Missouri and Illinois Coal Company Rentchler 1893-1916 Idle 1909, 1914, 1915 1,014,298
White-Sergent Coal Company Rentchler 1916-1919 177,571
Missouri and Illinois Coal Company Rentchler 1919-1923 70,535 Production after map date
Total Production: 1,395,843

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351093 7-14-1920 1:1800 1:3848 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (St. Clair County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (St. Clair County) - Mine type, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351093, reel 03134, frames 205 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images