Mine Index 0807   Sangamon Coal Company,   Sangamon No. 2 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Sangamon unlocated
County: Sangamon
Quadrangle: Springfield East
Springfield West
County Coal Data: Sangamon
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0807

Company Name: Sangamon Coal Company
Mine Name: Sangamon No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1881 End Date: April 1936
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,696
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Hoist shaft Sangamon 16N 5W 26 NW SE NE
Air shaft Sangamon 16N 4W 30 NE SW NW
Air shaft Sangamon 16N 5W 26 NW SE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 256 6.6 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was reported to give trouble when wet.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Sangamon Coal and Mining Company Sangamon No. 1 and No. 2 1881-1889 704,538
Tracy, Fisher and Company Tracy-Fisher 1889-1890 101,352
Sangamon Coal Company Sangamon No. 2 1890-1916 3,478,232
Wilcoxen Coal and Coke Company Wilcoxen 1916-1917 330,339
Sangamon Coal Company Sangamon No. 2 1917-1936 4,278,032
Total Production: 8,892,493

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351232 6-1936 1:2400 1:4634 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351232, reel 03134, frames 464-465 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images


Additional Notes