Mine Index 3288   Liberty Coal Company,   Liberty Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3288

Company Name: Liberty Coal Company
Mine Name: Liberty Mine
Start Date: 1927 End Date: 1940
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 3
Acres after map date: 1 General Area of mining acres shown:

Most of the mine was later surface-mined by Sahara No. 6 Mine (mine index 0638).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Saline 9S 6E 29 NE NW NW Not shown on accompanying map because of later surface mining.
Air shaft Saline 9S 6E 29 NE NW NW Not shown on accompanying map because of later surface mining.


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin RPB

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
R. D. Brown Brown 1927-1928 10,551
Gabriel Coal Company Gabriel 1929-1929 875
Hart Coal Corporation Hart 1930-1931 7,525
Liberty Coal Company Liberty 1932-1936 7,351
Willard Van Meter Van Meter 1937-1937 600
Liberty Coal Company Liberty 1938-1939 3,280
Liberty Coal Company Operated by the Van Meter Brothers in 1940 Liberty 1939-1940 3,681 Production after map date
Total Production: 33,863

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352772 3-1939 1:1200 1:1406 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, slope location.
Microfilm map, document 352772, reel 03140, frame 294 - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images