Mine Index 0412   Peabody Coal Company,   Peabody No. 51 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0412

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Peabody No. 51 Mine
Start Date: 1904 End Date: March 1934
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 941
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 Sangamon 17N 5W 27 NW SW SE
Air / escape shaft Sangamon 17N 5W 27 NW SW SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 210 5.8 5.5 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

Horsebacks were common in this mine, and were sometimes pyritized and very hard. There was a slight displacement of the coal along the horsebacks. The roof was uneven due to concretions.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Cora Coal Company Cora 1904-1915 1,425,891
Springfield District Coal Mining Company Springfield District No. 1 1915-1918 628,437
Springfield District Coal Mining Company Springfield District No. 51 1918-1925 638,993
Peabody Coal Company Peabody No. 51, Cora 1925-1934 1,880,776
Total Production: 4,574,097

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351231 3-9-1934 1:2400 1:4155 Final

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.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351231, reel 03134, frames 460-463 - Shaft locations, mine outline.

Mine Notes

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