Mine Index 3293   Coulter and McKenna,   Blue Ribbon Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3293

Company Name: Coulter and McKenna
Mine Name: Blue Ribbon Mine
Start Date: 1935 End Date: 1948
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 48 Production indicates approximately 65 acres were mined. The area shown on the accompanying map is smaller than expected for the reported production.
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

The southern portion of this mined was later surface-mined by Harrisburg No. 8 Mine (mine index 3294).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope No air shaft was shown on the source map. Ventilation may have been provided by the double-entry slope (one side for haulage, the other for air), or an air shaft that is not shown on the source map. Saline 9S 6E 33 NE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 40 6.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The source map shows an area labeled “bone coal” beyond the northwestern workings, indicating that coal quality may have limited expansion in that direction.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Blue Ribbon Coal Company Blue Ribbon 1935-1936 1,925
Randle and Fyie Randle and Fyie 1936-1936 2,981
Don Randall Randall 1937-1939 16,323
Harvey Owen Randall 1940-1940 2,555
James Clark Blue Ribbon 1941-1942 5,124
C. S. Perry Blue Ribbon 1942-1943 27,755
Blue Ribbon Coal Company Blue Ribbon 1943-1943 2,551
Coulter and McKenna Blue Ribbon, Briar Creek 1944-1948 287,274
Total Production: 346,488

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352799 1-5-1949 1:1200 1:2152 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 352799, reel 03140, frame 345 - Slope location, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images