Mine Index 0898   Peabody Coal Company,   Eagle No. 2 Underground Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0898

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: Eagle No. 2 Underground Mine
Start Date: 1967 End Date: 1993
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 5,658
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 slope Gallatin 9S 9E 21 NW NE NE
Air shaft Gallatin 9S 9E 4 SE NE SE
Air shaft Gallatin 9S 9E 15 NW NE SW
Air shaft Gallatin 9S 9E 16 SE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method

Geological Problems Reported

Faults of the Wabash Valley Fault Zone, some with large displacements, were present throughout the mine. One major fault trending NNE had 80 to 90 feet of displacement. Bad top was reported along the fault line. Roof falls occurred, with the longest leg of each in the north-south direction. Some falls were as much as 40 feet high. Concretions were found in the black shale above the coal. The coal had occasional shale lenses and pyrite nodules. Calcite was abundant on the cleats in the coal, while pyrite often formed “goat beards” near the middle of the seam.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Peabody Coal Company Gold Hill No. 90 1967-1968 not reported
Peabody Coal Company Eagle No. 2 Underground 1969-1993 27,883,858
Total Production: 27,883,858

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company 3-29-1994 1:12000 1:12000 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) - Mine type, seam, depth, thickness, geological problems.
Company map, Coal Section files - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

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