Mine Index 0999   Jader Fuel Company, Incorporated,   Lovilia Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 0999

Company Name: Jader Fuel Company, Incorporated
Mine Name: Lovilia Mine
Start Date: 1982 End Date: 1985
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 88
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

This mine was later partially surface mined by the I-1 Surface Mine (mine index 1004) and the drifts and most of the mine is not shown on the accompanying map.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main drift Gallatin 10S 8E 15 NE SW NW
Air drift (intake) Gallatin 10S 8E 15 NE SW NW
Air drift (return) Gallatin 10S 8E 15 NE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 150-175 5.0 BRP,HERThe mine notes indicated that some pillars were pulled on retreat, but the extent of this practice is not known.

Geological Problems Reported

The coal dipped to the north. Concretions and limestone concretions were present locally. Narrow zones of closely spaced fractures caused weakness in the roof and some roof falls resulted. An almost continuous zone of flattened pyrite nodules occurred at the roof/coal boundary. The coal contained some pyrite and calcite facings. Water seepage made the floor muddy.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Jader Fuel Company, Inc. Lovilia 1982-1985 450,223
Total Production: 450,223

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company 6-7-1986 1:4800 1:4800 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine type, drift location, seam, thickness, geologic problems.
ISGS field notes (Gallatin County) - Geologic problems.
Company map, Coal Section files - Drift locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images