Mine Index 2354   Chicago, Wilmington and Vermilion Coal Company,   K Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Grundy unlocated
County: Grundy
Quadrangle: Essex
County Coal Data: Grundy
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois

Mine Index Number: 2354

Company Name: Chicago, Wilmington and Vermilion Coal Company
Mine Name: K Mine
Start Date: 1881 End Date: 1888
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 79
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 According to http://coalcity.lib.il.us/coalmining/pages/coalcity/minereclamation.html, the shaft was 8 feet by 16 feet, divided into air and hoist shaft partitions. Grundy 32N 8E 24 NW SE SE
Air / escape shaft Grundy 32N 8E 24 NW SE SE


For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois
Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Colchester 90-107 3.0 LW

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Wilmington and Springfield Coal Company C 1881-1886 147,937 Production and years of operation prior to July 1881 are unknown. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, 1881, Baird and Hickox operated this mine around the time of the article.
Chicago, Wilmington and Vermilion Coal Company K 1886-1888 145,768
Total Production: 293,705

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351483 4-1-1888 1:1200 1:2648 Final
Microfilm, document 351486 5-1885 1:1200 1:2400 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Grundy County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Grundy County) - Mine type, shaft location.
Microfilm map, document 351483, reel 03136, frame 232 - Mine outline, mining method.
Microfilm map, document 351486, reel 03136, frame 235 - Shaft locations.
"Another Visit to the Coal Mines”, Chicago Tribune, 1881, in A Coal Field Collection - Mine ownership.

Mine Notes

Mine Images