Mine Index 0192   Hardscrabble Coal Company,   Hardscrabble Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Madison unlocated
County: Madison
Quadrangle: Collinsville
Monks Mound
County Coal Data: Madison
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0192

Company Name: Hardscrabble Coal Company
Mine Name: Hardscrabble Mine
Start Date: 1903 End Date: 1937
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 168
Acres after map date: 8 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Madison 3N 8W 33 SW NE SW
Air shaft Madison 3N 8W 33 NW SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 195 3.0 7.0 6.5 RPB

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Abbey Coal Corporation Abbey No. 1 1903-1932 Idle 1931-1932 1,236,928
Hardscrabble Coal Company Hardscrabble 1933-1936 86,033
Hardscrabble Coal Company Hardscrabble 1936-1937 46,912 Production after map date
Total Production: 1,369,873

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352364 1-1936 1:1200 1:1200 Incomplete The mine outline is not final as well as incomplete. A general area of mining has been added to the northern boundary of the mine. A paper version of this source map shows handwritten notes and additional rooms mined out in this area -- personal communication with Robert Gibson (of the Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Division of the Department of Natural Resources).
State archive, IL_1090_03 6-1926 1:1200 1:1200 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Madison County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Madison County) - Mine type, shaft locations, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 352364, reel 03138, frame 484 - Shaft locations, mine outline (northern and eastern).
State archive, IL_1090_03 - Mine outline (southern and western).

Mine Notes

Mine Images