Mine Index 3348   Cantrall Cooperative Coal Company,   Republic Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Sangamon unlocated
County: Sangamon
Quadrangle: Springfield West
Springfield East
County Coal Data: Sangamon
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3348

Company Name: Cantrall Cooperative Coal Company
Mine Name: Republic Mine
Start Date: 1881 End Date: 1914
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 410
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Shaft Sangamon 16N 5W 22 SE NE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 245 5.5 6.0 5.7 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Wilmington and Springfield Coal Company Wilmington and Springfield pre1881-1896 Production and years of operation before 1881 are not known. The 1882 Coal Report indicated 225 acres were mined. 1,171,438
Springfield Iron Company Springfield Iron 1896-1899 291,508
Republic Iron and Steel Company Republic 1899-1903 427,404
Wilmington and Springfield Coal Company Republic 1903-1905 166,363
Jones and Adams Coal Company Republic 1905-1908 110,590
Cantrall Cooperative Coal Company Republic, later Cantrall No. 3 1908-1914 452,510
Total Production: 2,619,813

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Bauer, et al. map No map of the mine workings has been found. The area shown on this map is the property as shown by Bauer, et al., 1982. The reported production indicates that the entire property was mined. The Allen & Garcia Coal Mine & Property Location Map indicates that the SW quarter of 23 -T16N-R5W may have been mined. 4-1982 1:24000 1:24000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of Springfield, 1884, 1890, 1896 - Shaft location.
Bauer, et al., General Outlines of Mined-Out Areas of Springfield (No. 5) Coal, Springfield & Vicinity, December1973, revised 1982 - Mine property outline.
Federal Land Bank of St. Louis, Preliminary Report on Subsidence Investigation, Sangamon County, Illinois, February 9, 1934, J. C. Quade, Mining Engineer - General property outline.
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-27, Allen & Garcia Company, Coal Mine Location & Property Map - Mine outline.
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-53, W. E. Dawson, Coal Mine Properties, Springfield, Illinois - Mine outline.

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