Mine Index 0639   El-Ben Coal Company,   El-Ben No. 2 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Logan unlocated
County: Logan
Quadrangle: Lincoln East
Mt. Pulaski
County Coal Data: Logan
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0639

Company Name: El-Ben Coal Company
Mine Name: El-Ben No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1937 End Date: October 1968
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 300
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 Logan 19N 2W 5 SE SW SE
Air shaft Logan 20N 2W 30 SE SW SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 273 5.1 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

There were water problems in this mine. Clay dikes or ‘horsebacks’ were common.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Deer Creek Coal Company Deer Creek 1937-1947 390,884
Steve Bennis Deer Creek 1948-1953 266,796
Deer Creek Coal Company Deer Creek 1954-1956 63,410
Lincoln Coal Mining Company Lincoln No. 1 1956-1960 102,980
McSpadden Brothers McSpadden 1961-1963 57,215
Logan County Coal Mine, Inc. Logan 1963-1965 42,589
El-Ben Coal Company El-Ben 1965-1968 65,537
Total Production: 989,411

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352537 10-4-1968 1:2400 1:3972 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Logan County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Logan County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352537, reel 03139, frames 263-264 - Shaft locations, mine outline.

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