Mine Index 0036   Peabody Coal Company,   Peabody No. 52 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Sangamon unlocated
County: Sangamon
Quadrangle: Springfield East
County Coal Data: Sangamon
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0036

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Peabody No. 52 Mine
Start Date: 1894 End Date: March 1932
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 2,995
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Sangamon 16N 4W 10 2550 FSL, 2630 FEL
Air shaft Sangamon 16N 4W 9 NE NE SW Additional air shafts are shown west of the main shaft complex, which were the hoist and escape shafts for Riverton No. 1 Mine (mine index 3345). The workings were connected underground.
Air shaft Sangamon 16N 4W 22 NW SW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 232 5.8 6.2 5.9 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was black shale that ranged from 2.5 to 4.0 feet thick. Pyrite bands and black jack were present as impurities in the coal.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Riverton Coal Company Riverton No. 2 1894-1902 1,456,032
Springfield Coal and Mining Company Riverton No. 2 1902-1916 4,334,685
Springfield District Coal Company Springfield District No. 2 1916-1918 957,684
Springfield District Coal Company Springfield District No. 52 1918-1924 1,736,281
Peabody Coal Company Peabody No. 52 1924-1932 2,246,608
Total Production: 10,731,290

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351228 5-20-1932 1:2400 1:4800 Final
State archive, IL_451 9-21-1951 1:2400 1:2400 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Mine type, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351228, reel 03134, frames 445-453 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
State archive, IL_451, map of Peabody No. 57 Mine (mine index 37), courtesy of Robert Gibson, IDNR - Air shaft (southern).

Mine Notes

Mine Images