Mine Index 0313   Riverton Coal Company,   Riverton No. 3 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Sangamon unlocated
County: Sangamon
Quadrangle: Springfield West
County Coal Data: Sangamon
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0313

Company Name: Riverton Coal Company
Mine Name: Riverton No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1882 End Date: 1902
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 218
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 Sangamon 15N 5W 9 SW NW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 235 5.9 6.3 6.0 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

Horsebacks were common in this mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Wabash Coal and Mining Company Wabash 1882-1887 Years of operation and production before 1882 are not known. The 1882 Coal Report indicated 300 acres were mined. This is the probably location of Jacob Loose’s mine, said to have opened in 1865 (in the 1873 History of Sangamon County). 284,465 Production before 1882 is not known.
Junction Coal Company Junction 1887-1888 21,071
Springfield Junction Coal Mining Company Junction 1888-1897 509,854
Junction Mining Company Junction 1897-1901 304,302
Riverton Coal Company Riverton No. 3 1901-1902 127,206
Total Production: 1,246,898

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-47 3-25-1930 1:2400 1:2400 Secondary source The mapped boundary may not include all areas mined by Wabash/Junction Mining Company.

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, ownership, geologic problems.
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-47, map of Peabody No. 55 Mine (Mine Index 3340) - Shaft location, mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images


Additional Notes

Additional Notes