Mine Index 0876   Wenzel Coal Company, Incorporated,   Eagle Valley No. 1 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0876

Company Name: Wenzel Coal Company, Incorporated
Mine Name: Eagle Valley No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1965 End Date: August 1966
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 14
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 drift Gallatin 9S 8E 33 NW SE SE
Air drift Gallatin 9S 8E 33 NW SE SE
Air drift Gallatin 9S 8E 33 NE SE SE
Air drift Gallatin 9S 8E 33 NE SE SE
Escape slope Gallatin 9S 8E 33 NE SW SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 4.42 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was dark gray shale which contained scattered concretions. The floor was a hard underclay.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Wenzel Coal Company, Incorporated The source map indicates the mine may have been managed by Roger Knickerbocker. Eagle Valley No. 1 1965-1966 88,623
Total Production: 88,623

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.G3 i5.1-11 8-31-1966 1:1200 1:1986 Final
ISGS map library, 4102 a-7, sheet 1 1981-1983 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, thickness, geologic problems.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.G3 i5.1-11 - Drift and slope locations, mine outline, mining method.
ISGS map library, 4102 a-7, sheet 1, work map for Eqaulity Quadrangle Geologic Map - Georegistration aid.

Mine Notes

Mine Images