Mine Index 3351   Panther Creek Mines, Inc.,   Panther Creek No. 5 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3351

Company Name: Panther Creek Mines, Inc.
Mine Name: Panther Creek No. 5 Mine
Start Date: 1875 End Date: December 1952
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,805
Acres after map date: 9 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 SW NE
Air shaft Sangamon 16N 5W 10 SW SW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 244 5.5 6.5 5.8 RPP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Springfield Cooperative Coal Company New North 1875-1925 4,054,298 Production from 1875-1882 unknown. The 1882 Coal Report indicated 35 acres were mined.
New North Coal Company New North 1925-1929 333,425
Panther Creek Mines, Inc. Panther Creek No. 5 1929-1952 5,766,343
Panther Creek Mines, Inc. Panther Creek No. 5 1952-1952 46,479 Production after map date
Total Production: 10,200,545

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351208 4-15-1952 1:2400 1:5297 Not final
WPA, T16N-R5W 1938-1940 1:12000 1:29333 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Shaft location, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351208, reel 03134, frames 389-394 - Shaft locations, mine outline.
WPA map, T16N-R5W - Mine outline (south part only).

Mine Notes

Mine Images

https://go.illinois.edu/ILMImages/sangamon/thumbnails/sangamon_16n5w_th.jpgThese files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: WPA
Map ID: Sangamon, T16N R5W
Mine Name:
Map Date: 1938-1940
Map Status: Secondary
Image Credit:
More Info: Sangamon 16n5w
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://go.illinois.edu/ILMImages/sangamon/sangamon 16n5w.zip


Additional Notes

Additional Notes