Mine Index 0884   Peabody Coal Company,   Eagle Underground Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0884

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Eagle Underground Mine
Start Date: 1967 End Date: February 1974
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,096
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 10S 9E 8 NE SW NE
Drift Gallatin 10S 9E 8 NE SW NE
Drift Gallatin 10S 9E 8 NE SW NE
Drift Gallatin 10S 9E 8 NE SW NE
Air shaft Gallatin 10S 9E 8 NW SE NE
Air shaft Gallatin 10S 9E 4 SE NE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 40 4.5 BRP

Geological Problems Reported

A north-south trending fault was encountered at several places in this mine. The vertical displacement of the top of the coal was 6 feet. Gas was noted in the eastern part of the mine, and water was found throughout, often accompanied by bad top. Squeezes were also noted in the southwest part of the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Peabody Coal Company Eagle Underground 1967-1974 5,131,198
Total Production: 5,131,198

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 326827 3-12-1975 1:1200 1:1200 Final

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) - Seam, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 326827, reel 03074, frames 359-362 - Drift and air shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images