Mine Index 0278   Mt. Pulaski Miners Association,   Mt. Pulaski Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Logan unlocated
County: Logan
Quadrangle: Mt. Pulaski
County Coal Data: Logan
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois

Mine Index Number: 0278

Company Name: Mt. Pulaski Miners Association
Mine Name: Mt. Pulaski Mine
Start Date: 1882 End Date: 1915
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 90
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Shaft Logan 18N 2W 14 SW SW SE


For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois
Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 365 3.5 4.3 4.0 LW

Geological Problems Reported

Clay dikes, or ‘horsebacks’, were present. There were also water problems.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
B. F. Fox Fox 1882-1883 unknown Coal production not available
Mt. Pulaski Coal Company Mt. Pulaski 1883-1887 100,800
Union Coal Company Union 1887-1899 188,082
Mt. Pulaski Coal Company Mt. Pulaski 1899-1902 24,439
Home Coal Company Home 1902-1906 47,664
Mutual Coal Company Mutual 1906-1909 41,130
Mt. Pulaski Colliery Company Mt. Pulaski 1909-1913 48,221
Mt. Pulaski Miners Association Mt. Pulaski 1913-1915 13,755
Total Production: 464,091

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Map library, 4103.L6 i5.1-3 8-30-1933 1:62500 1:6250 Secondary source
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps 1893 Unknown 1:24000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Logan County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Logan County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Map library, 4103.L6 i5.1-3, original map for Federal Land Bank Report (Logan County) - Mine outline.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Mt. Pulaski, 1893, Sheet 5 - Shaft location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images