Mine Index 0712   Acme Stone and Coal Company,   Acme No. 2 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Gallatin unlocated
County: Gallatin
Quadrangle: Equality
County Coal Data: Gallatin
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0712

Company Name: Acme Stone and Coal Company
Mine Name: Acme No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1953 End Date: December 1956
Type of Mine: Underground and Surface
Total acres shown: 2
Acres after map date: 3 General Area of mining acres shown:

This mine was later partially surface mined by the Eagle Surface Mine (mine index 0883). The last owner surface mined the Herrin Coal and used the tipple to load the Herrin Coal and so is included in the same index number.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main drift Gallatin 10S 8E 23 SE NE NE
Air shaft Gallatin 10S 8E 23 SE NE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin Surface
Springfield 28 5.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The black shale roof had large concretions, with slickensides occurring nearby. The base of the coal contained a great deal of pyrite.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Sun Valley Coal Company Sun Valley No. 1 1953-1954 9,099
Sun Valley Coal Company Sun Valley No. 1 1954-1955 10,939 Production after map date
Acme Stone and Coal Company Acme No. 2 1956-1956 2,870 This operator surface-mined in the vicinity, using the tipple of the underground mine.
Total Production: 22,908

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351549 11-7-1954 1:1200 1:2148 Not final
USGS topographic map 1959 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351549, reel 03136, frame 317 - Drift and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
USGS topographic map, Equality Quadrangle, 1959 - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images