Mine Index 0940   Peabody Coal Company,   River King Underground Mine

Unlocated Mines In: St. Clair unlocated
County: St. Clair
Quadrangle: Freeburg
County Coal Data: St. Clair
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0940

Company Name: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: River King Underground Mine
Start Date: 1970 End Date: December 1989
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 6,474
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 St. Clair 1S 7W 15 NW SW SW
Air shaft St. Clair 1S 7W 4 NW NE SE
Air shaft (exhaust) St. Clair 1S 7W 16 NE NW SE
Air shaft (intake) St. Clair 1S 7W 15 SW SW SW
Shaft St. Clair 1S 7W 15 NW SW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 110-135 5.5-6.5 BRP

Geological Problems Reported

Roof falls frequently occurred where the Energy Shale formed the roof. Slips, small faults, and irregular discontinuous layering also caused many roof falls.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Peabody Coal Company River King Underground 1970-1989 28,696,174
Total Production: 28,696,174

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 6-321 1-2-1990 1:12000 1:12000 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, seam, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (St. Clair County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (St. Clair County) - Seam, geologic problems.
Company map, Coal Section files 6-321 - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:River King Underground|River King Underground]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: State Archive
Map ID: IL_790
Company: Peabody Coal Company
Mine Name: River King Underground
Map Date: 1-2-1990
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M0940 IL 790
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://wikiimage.isgs.illinois.edu/ilmines/st clair/m0940 IL 790.zip