Mine Index 2259   Turns Coal Company,   Turns Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2259

Company Name: Turns Coal Company
Mine Name: Turns Mine
Start Date: 1902 End Date: April 1924
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 39
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 shaft Gallatin 9S 8E 21 NE NW NW
Air shaft Gallatin 9S 8E 21 NE NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 30-40 4.58 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
East Side Coal Company East Side 1902-1904 2,126
Brown Coal Company East Side 1904-1906 14,642
Vandell Mining and Coke Company East Side 1906-1910 Idle 1908-1910 1,145
Crescent Coal Company East Side, Crescent 1910-1917 Idle 1916-1917 77,113
Evans Coal and Mining Company Evans 1917-1919 38,005
Turns Coal Company Turns 1919-1924 67,022
Total Production: 200,053

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 2-2-30G 3-4-1924 1:2400 1:2400 Final The company only operated 30 days in 1924 and mined approximately 1 acre. The mined area shown on the accompanying map is the approximate size expected for the reported production. This suggests that the mine outline is complete.

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine location, seam, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Gallatin County) - Depth.
Company map, Coal Section files, 2-2-30G - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

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