Mine Index 0255   William M. Strong,   Strong Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Gallatin unlocated
County: Gallatin
Quadrangle: Shawneetown
County Coal Data: Gallatin
Shown On Map: No
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0255

Company Name: William M. Strong
Mine Name: Strong Mine
Start Date: 1906 End Date: 1920
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Acres after map date: 2 General Area of mining acres shown:

Not Shown On Map. This mine is not shown on the accompanying map because of later surface mining by the Eagle Surface Mine (mine index 883).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Gallatin 10S 9E 9 SE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 60 3.5-4.0 RP

Geological Problems Reported

The coal was underlain by 2.5 feet of fire clay.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
William Shour Shour 1906-1907 440
William Strong Strong 1907-1909 1,480
J. P. Strong Strong 1909-1910 150
William Strong Strong 1910-1913 3,080
William Gepmer Gepmer 1913-1914 175
Strong and Clark Strong and Clark 1914-1915 640
Thomas. H. Clark Clark 1915-1916 700
William M. Strong Strong 1916-1920 6,420
Total Production: 13,085

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS Bulletin 47, Plate 1 1925 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine location, seam, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Gallatin County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, thickness, geologic problems.
ISGS Bulletin 47, Geology and Mineral Resources of the Equality-Shawneetown Area - Slope location, seam, thickness.

Mine Notes

Mine Images