Mine Index 0919   J. J. Track Mining Company,   Brown Brothers No. 2 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0919

Company Name: J. J. Track Mining Company
Mine Name: Brown Brothers No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1971 End Date: February 1985
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 125
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Pit Saline 10S 6E 30 NEThis pit also mined out several old drift mines. ISGS field notes indicate these mines had been abandoned prior to 1916 and 1925.
Pit Saline 10S 6E 20 NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Dekoven 30-45 3.0-4.17 Surface
Davis 60 4.0 Surface

Geological Problems Reported

Faulting was present, some with displacements over 50 feet. This halted the advance of mining in some pits.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Brown Brothers Excavating Company Brown Brothers No. 2 1971-1977 387,774
J. J. Track Mining Company Brown Brothers No. 2 1978-1985 259,624
Total Production: 647,398

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company 6-30-1985 1:4800 1:4800 Final
Coal Section files Undated 1:7633 1:7633 Secondary source
Coal Section files 1976 1:7854 1:7854 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, mine location, seam, geologic problems.
ISGS field notes (Saline County) - Seam, mining method, old drift mine locations.
Company, ISGS Coal Section files - Mine location, mine outline, mining method.
ISGS Coal Section files, strip mine updates - Mine outline and location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images