Mine Index 5578   Atkinson Brothers,   Atkinson 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: 5578

Company Name: Atkinson Brothers
Mine Name: Atkinson Mine
Start Date: 1891 End Date: 1920
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 27
Production Indicated Acres: An additional 2 to 3 acres General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Slope Henry 15N 5E 20 NW SE NE
Air shaft Henry 15N 5E 20 NW NE NE
“Old air shaft” Henry 15N 5E 20 SE NE NE
Sump / air shaft Henry 15N 5E 20 SW NE NE
Escape shaft Henry 15N 5E 20 NW NE NE
Escape shaft Henry 15N 5E 20 NW NE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 15-50 4.0 RPP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Matthew Atkinson Atkinson 1891-1914 60,156
Atkinson Brothers Atkinson 1914-1918 13,113
Atkinson Brothers Atkinson 1918-1920 6,588 Production after map date
Total Production: 79,857

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351505 6-28-1918 1:1200 1:24000 Not final

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.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Henry County) - Mine type, shaft locations, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351505, reel 03136, frame 258 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.H42 i5.1-18 - Shaft locations.

Mine Notes

Mine Images