Mine Index 2285   Bennett Coal Company,   Bennett No. 1 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2285

Company Name: Bennett Coal Company
Mine Name: Bennett No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1956 End Date: December 1959
Type of Mine: Surface
Total acres shown: 22 Production indicates approximately 5 acres were mined. This field notes indicate older surface mining was present in this area, and that a drift mine predated the surface mining. The area shown includes mining done by other operators.
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Tipple Gallatin 10S 8E 18 NE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 2 5.0 Surface

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Eagle Valley Coal Corporation Eagle Valley 1956-1956 4,000
Beecher-Williams Coal Company Beecher-Williams No. 5 1957-1957 20,642
Barbie Dee Mines, Incorporated Barbie Dee No. 2 1958-1958 10,477
Bennett Coal Company Bennett No. 1 1959-1959 8,713
Total Production: 43,832

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS map library, 4102 a-7, sheet 1 1981-1983 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source
Microfilm, document 351554 9-7-1956 1:1200 1:1656 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Gallatin County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Gallatin County) - Mine type, mine location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
ISGS map library, 4102 a-7, sheet 1, work map for Equality Quadrangle Geologic Map - Mine outline.
Microfilm map, document 351554, reel 03136, frame 322, map of Colbert Mine (mine index 659) - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images