Mine Index 0044   Peabody Coal Company,   Peabody No. 43 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0044

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Peabody No. 43 Mine
Start Date: 1910 End Date: February 1942
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 2,067
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 (10x20) Saline 9S 6E 17 SE SE NE
Air shaft (10x14) Saline 9S 6E 17 SE SE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 267-274 4.67 7.0-8.0 6.25-7.25 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

A gas explosion occurred in 1923, killing one man. The east-west-trending Cottage Grove Fault System bisects the mine. Subsidiary northwest-southeast trending faults were present throughout the mine. In some places, faulting interfered with the mining plan, causing several blocks of coal to be left unmined. Pillar and roof failure noted on the source map indicated faulted zones. At least one fault had 3 feet of displacement, another 6 feet. Dikes were also present, following the same trend as the faults. The roof was composed of 65 feet of gray shale, some of which came down in small, irregular lenticular pieces. Pyrite concretions in the roof occurred only in parts of the mine. Slips were present in the roof and the coal, generally parallel to the faults. The coal contained pyrite in bands, lenses and concretions scattered throughout the seam. The coal bed lay in hills and swags; the hills were like knolls and the coal dipped from the crest in all directions. The floor was fireclay at least 2 feet thick, but no heaving was reported.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Saline County Coal Company Saline County No. 3 1910-1919 4,069,469
Big Creek Coal Company Big Creek No. 3 1919-1921 1,014,310
Big Creek Coals, Inc. Big Creek No. 3 1921-1923 980,206
Saline County Coal Corporation Saline County No. 3 1923-1927 2,968,449
Saline County Coal Corporation Saline County No. 43 1928-1928 206,634
Peabody Coal Company Peabody No. 43 1929-1942Idle 1934 and 1935 3,924,433
Total Production: 13,163,501

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.S32 i5.1-62 3-3-1942 1:2400 1:2400 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, shaft sizes, geologic problems.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.S32 i5.1-62 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Peabody No. 43|Peabody No. 43]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Company
Map ID: 4103.S32 i5.1-62
Company: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Peabody No. 43
Map Date: 03-03-1942
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M0044
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