Mine Index 0431   J. L. Lowery,   Lowry Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0431

Company Name: J. L. Lowery
Mine Name: Lowry Mine
Start Date: 1917 End Date: 1920
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 289 The outline shown is a general area of mining that includes other mines. One of these mines operated about 1850, and ownership and production are unknown. Production for the Lowery Mine indicates approximately 2 acres were mined.
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 Gallatin 10S 9E 27 NE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 5.0 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Strong and Lowery Strong and Lowery 1917-1918 612
J. L. Lowery Coal Section mine notes indicate this mine may have been known as Saline Coal Company. The 1950 mined out area map used for the outline of the general area mining also had some text indicating a Saline River Mine, circa 1850, operated in this area. Lowery 1918-1920 8,587
Total Production: 9,199

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS mined-out area map, Area 32 1950 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine location, seam.
ISGS mined-out area map, Area 32 - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images