Mine Index 0450   Saline County Coal Corporation,   Saline County No. 2 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0450

Company Name: Saline County Coal Corporation
Mine Name: Saline County No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1905 End Date: 1927
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 821
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 (9.5x15.5) Saline 9S 5E 36 NW NE SE
Air shaft (9.5x15.5) Saline 9S 5E 36 NW NE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 103 5.5 8.0 7.0 MRP, some HER

Geological Problems Reported

A 1927 gas explosion killed 8 men. A dike and several faults, which lay parallel to the dike, ran through the mine trending northwest-southeast. The roof was good, except where there were water problems (particularly under a valley on the surface). The coal dipped away from the shaft, making haulage difficult.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Davenport Coal Company B, Steel Tipple 1905-1906 not reported
Saline County Coal Corporation Saline County No. 2 1906-1919 4,473,630
Big Creek Coal Company Big Creek No. 2 1919-1923 928,401
Saline County Coal Corporation On one map source, this mine was labeled Peabody Coal Company, No. 42 Mine. No production was reported under that name. Saline County No. 2 1923-1927 635,057
Total Production: 6,037,088

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.S32 i5.1-11 4-1-1927 1:2400 1:2400 Not final
ISGS map library, 4103.S32 i5.1-93 8-2-1973The outline of the northern portion of this mine is as shown on the 1927 source map. The mined area shown on the accompanying map is the approximate size expected for the production reported. This suggests that the mine outline is complete. 1:7200 1:7200 Secondary

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, shaft size, seam, geologic problems.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.S32 i5.1-11 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
ISGS map library, 4103.S32 i5.1-93, basemap from Sahara Coal Company - Mine outline (south).
Microfilm map, document 352777, reel 03140, frames 299-301, map of Harrisburg No. 2 surface mine (mine index 3320) - Mining method (high-extraction retreat in southern part of mine).

Mine Notes

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