Mine Index 3485   Home Coal Company,   Home Mine

Unlocated Mines In: St. Clair unlocated
County: St. Clair
Quadrangle: Lebanon
County Coal Data: St. Clair
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3485

Company Name: Home Coal Company
Mine Name: Home Mine
Start Date: 1912 End Date: 1941
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 978
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

The boundaries between Home Mine and Mascoutah No. 1 Mine (mine index 0340) could not be distinguished. The acreage reported is the total for these two mines.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft (7'x16') St. Clair 1N 6W 32 SW NW NE
Air shaft St. Clair 1N 6W 32 SW NW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 160-185 6.5 9.0 7.67 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof is limestone over more than 50% of the mine. In these areas, there is a clod between the coal and the roof that tends to stick to the coal. Cracks are present in some places, and there is generally some movement where the cracks are present - usually an inch or two, but rarely as much as a foot. The coal under the larger cracks have clay-filled cracks similar to the horsebacks of the Springfield Coal. Where black shale forms the roof, concretions are common, generally 1 to 3 feet in diameter. The black shale is difficult to keep up. Pyrite occurs in sheets between the benches, especially in and about 5 inches above the blue band.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Kolb Coal Company Mascoutah No. 2 1912-1934 Idle 1928 2,462,269
Edward A. Yoch Mascoutah 1934-1936 Idle 1935 1,165
Mascoutah Coal and Mining Company Mascoutah 1936-1940 53,032
Home Coal Company Home 1940-1941 10,549
Total Production: 2,527,015

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.S31 i5.1-6 10-9-1942 1:2400 1:2400 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (St. Clair County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (St. Clair County) - Mine type, shaft location and size, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.S31 i5.1-6 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
Federal Land Bank Report - Depth, thickness.

Mine Notes

Mine Images