Mine Index 0831   Hazel Dell Coal Corporation,   Hazel Dell Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Mercer unlocated
County: Mercer
Quadrangle: New Windsor
County Coal Data: Mercer
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0831

Company Name: Hazel Dell Coal Corporation
Mine Name: Hazel Dell Mine
Start Date: 1958 End Date: September 1973
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 100
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 Mercer 14N 1W 26 NE SE SE
Air shaft Mercer 14N 1W 26 NE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 145 0 The coal was a lenticular deposit. Drilling was done to plan the mine extension, avoiding the thinning coal. 5.4 4.6 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

The rooms were wide (30 to 50 feet across), but the roof was extremely good and did not require roof bolting. In some rare cases, the roof rock extended downward up to 1 foot into the coal. The seam had a 1 to 3 inch bony coal layer. The sulphur content was about 6% after preparation. The floor was a dark gray siltstone. The floor heaved somewhat at the shaft bottom and toward the western portion of the workings, but not elsewhere.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Hazel Dell Coal Corporation Hazel Dell 1958-1973 456,714
Total Production: 456,714

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 318790 1-1974 1:2400 1:5296 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 351418, reel 03136, frame 53 - Shaft locations, mine outline, depth, mining method.

Mine Notes

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