Mine Index 0447   Bell and Zoller Coal and Mining Company,   Jefferson No. 20 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Jefferson unlocated
County: Jefferson
Quadrangle: Ina
County Coal Data: Jefferson
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0447

Company Name: Bell and Zoller Coal and Mining Company
Mine Name: Jefferson No. 20 Mine
Start Date: 1923 End Date: September 1951
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,307
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 Jefferson 4S 2E 15 NE NE SW
Air shaft Jefferson 4S 2E 15 NW NE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 720-740 6.0 9.0 7.0 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was medium gray silty shale over 100 feet thick. Some rolls were noted. The source map showed very large pillars left in the area near the town of Nason. The coal contained charcoal bands up to 4 inches thick. The blue band was a maximum of 2 inches thick. Pyrite was prominent in fracture facings and was also present in lenses and balls.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Illinois Coal Corporation Illinois Coal No. 10 1923-1938 Idle 1928-1938 693,363
Consolidated Coal Company Consolidated No. 20 1938-1950 5,195,224
Bell and Zoller Coal and Mining Company Jefferson No. 20 1951-1951 244,904
Total Production: 6,133,491

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352467 9-16-1951 1:2400 1:4303 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Jefferson County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Jefferson County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352467, reel 03139, frames 151-154 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method geologic problems.

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