Mine Index 3292   Harrisburg Coal Mining Company,   Harrisburg No. 3 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3292

Company Name: Harrisburg Coal Mining Company
Mine Name: Harrisburg No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1917 End Date: 1925
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 21 in Springfield Coal, 15 in Davis Coal
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Portions of this mine were later surface-mined by the New Gallatin Mine (mine index 4719) and Harrisburg No. 2 Mine (mine index 3320).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Saline 9S 6E 32 NE SE SW Not shown on accompanying map because of later surface mining.
Air shaft Saline 9S 6E 32 SW SE SW
Shaft (Davis Coal) Saline 9S 6E 32 NE SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 286 3.25-5.0 MRP
Davis 3.33 3.67 3.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported

Pyrite was present in balls and lenses throughout the coal, but especially 1 foot below the top of the seam. (Which seam was not designated.)


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Saline Gas Coal Company Saline Gas No. 1 1917-1924 315,884
Harrisburg Coal Mining Company Harrisburg No. 3 1924-1925 15,414
Harrisburg Coal Mining Company Harrisburg No. 3 1925-1925 15,414 Production after map date
Total Production: 346,712

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352767 7-1-1921 1:2400 1:3641 Not final
Microfilm, document 352785 6-25-1925 1:600 1:827 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352767, reel 03140, frame 288 - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline (Springfield Coal).
Microfilm map, document 352785, reel 03140, frame 311 - Shaft locations, mine outline (Davis Coal).

Mine Notes

Mine Images