Mine Index 0452   Calhoun Clay Products Company,   Calhoun Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Calhoun unlocated
County: Calhoun
Quadrangle: Brussels
County Coal Data: Calhoun
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0452

Company Name: Calhoun Clay Products Company
Mine Name: Calhoun Mine
Start Date: 1883 End Date: 1912
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 50 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Drift Calhoun 14S 2W 1 N ½
Processing plant Calhoun 14S 1W 31 This location was formerly thought to be a coal mine (mine index 4559, now deleted). No point is shown on the accompanying map for the processing plant. The coal production was used in firing the bricks, with the clay and the clean, gritless shale being the primary product of the mine. The processing plant was most likely concerned with the clay product and the forming of the bricks (see the non-coal mines at the back of this report).


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Colchester 60 2.25-2.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Thomas Pressed Brick Company Golden Eagle 1883-1906 77,005
Calhoun Brick and Clay Company Calhoun 1906-1910 15,807
Calhoun Clay Products Company Calhoun 1910-1912 3,435
Total Production: 96,247

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS field notes (H. R. Wanless) 11-24-1930 (text only) 1:24000 The mine location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the mine location description and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Calhoun County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Calhoun County) - Mine type, mine location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Calhoun County) - Mine location, depth.

Mine Notes

Mine Images