Mine Index 2096   Fred J. Lovell,   Lovell Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Fulton unlocated
County: Fulton
Quadrangle: Ipava
County Coal Data: Fulton
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2096

Company Name: Fred J. Lovell
Mine Name: Lovell Mine
Start Date: 1919 End Date: 1933
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 4 The area shown on the accompanying map is smaller than expected for the reported production. Production indicates 9 acres were mined before the map date.
Production Indicated Acres: 6 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Shaft Fulton 4N 2E 6 NW SE SE
Air shaft Fulton 4N 2E 6 NE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 19-38 5.5-6.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The coal extended about 500 feet west, north to the highway, and about 3/8 of a mile to the south. The coal became unworkable in all directions on account of poor roof. The source map shows caved sections in northern and eastern entries.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Fred J. Lovell Lovell 1919-1931 46,540
Fred J. Lovell Lovell 1931-1933 27,815 Production after map date
Total Production: 74,355

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.F8 i5.1-20 6-24-1931 1:600 1:600 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Fulton County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Fulton County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Fulton County) - Mine type, shaft location.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.F8 i5.1-20 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Lovell|Lovell]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Company
Map ID: 4013.F8 i5.1-20
Company: Fred J. Lovell
Mine Name: Lovell
Map Date: 06-24-1931
Map Status: Not Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M2096 geo
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://go.illinois.edu/ILMImages/fulton/m2096 geo.zip