Mine Index 0198   Citizens Coal Company,   East Breese Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0198

Company Name: Citizens Coal Company
Mine Name: East Breese Mine
Start Date: 1887 End Date: April 1961
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,758
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 Clinton 2N 4W 22 1452 FNL, 1365 FEL
Air shaft Clinton 2N 4W 22 NE SW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 430 7.0 8.0 7.5 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The northern part of the mine had good roof while the southern part of the mine had poor roof conditions. The source map shows irregular un-mined areas that may indicate areas of poor roof or lower quality coal. The un-mined areas are present in the northern and southern parts of the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Future Coal and Mining Company Future 1887-1894 318,853
Breese Coal Company Breese No. 1 1894-1904 2,028,603
Breese-Trenton Mining Company East Breese 1904-1931 5,504,665
Citizens Coal Company East Breese 1932-1961 2,306,327
Total Production: 10,158,448

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
State archive, IL_473_5 4-12-1961 1:2400 1:5297 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Clinton County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Clinton County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, thickness, geologic problems.
Company map, state archive, IL_473_05 - Shaft locations, mine outline, depth, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:East Breese|East Breese]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Company
Map ID: IL_473_05
Company: Citizens Coal Company
Mine Name: East Breese
Map Date: 04/12/1961
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
Note: Same map as microfilm 351403, 3136, 18-21, 32X
More Info: M0198 IL 473 05.jpg
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://wikiimage.isgs.illinois.edu/ilmines/clinton/m0198 IL 473 05.zip