Mine Index 0530   Verona Coal Mining Company,   Verona Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Grundy unlocated
County: Grundy
Quadrangle: Kinsman
County Coal Data: Grundy
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0530

Company Name: Verona Coal Mining Company
Mine Name: Verona Mine
Start Date: 1931 End Date: 1940
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 32
Acres after map date: 10 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Grundy 32N 6E 23 NE NE NW
Air shaft Grundy 32N 6E 23 NE NE NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 100 8.0 7.0-7.5 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was 15 to 20 feet of light and dark gray shale. Numerous pyrite lenses and nodules were present, at and above the blue band. This pyrite was easily separated from the coal. A good deal of calcite was found in facings, particularly in the upper part of the seam, and also in horizontal sheets. This raised the ash content of the coal. The mine was connected underground to the Sunlight No. 7 Mine (mine index 2339).


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Wright Brothers Coal Company Wright 1931-1933 96,587
Verona Coal Mining Company Verona 1934-1938 183,181
Verona Coal Mining Company The ownership changed in 1939, but the mine continued to report under the same name. Verona 1938-1940 80,564 Production after map date
Total Production: 360,332

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351472 9-27-1938 1:1200 1:2069 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Grundy County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Grundy County) - Mine type, shaft location, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351472, reel 03136, frame 217 - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

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