Mine Index 3490   Rentchler Fuel Company,   Enterprise Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3490

Company Name: Rentchler Fuel Company
Mine Name: Enterprise Mine
Start Date: Pre 1882 End Date: 1936
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 128
Acres after map date: 13 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft (5.5'x12') St. Clair 1N 7W 34 NE SW NW
Shaft St. Clair 1N 7W 34 SE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 93-114 6.5-7.25 MRP,RPBsome RPB

Geological Problems Reported

Gas was reported at this mine. Some concretions were present in both the roof shale and the coal.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Adam Ogden Enterprise pre1882-1889 81,010 Ownership and production prior to 1882 unknown. The Coal Report of 1882 indicates 12 acres mined.
Enterprise Enterprise 1889-1890 18,500
William Ogden and Brother Enterprise 1890-1900 98,030
Enterprise Mining Company Enterprise, Ogden 1900-1907 192,930
Central Indiana Coal Mining Company Enterprise 1907-1910 78,359
Gouch Coal and Mining Company Enterprise 1910-1916 Idle 1914-1916 75,976
Enterprise Collieries Company The mine notes indicate this mine was operated by Liberty Coal Company in 1917. Enterprise No. 1 1916-1919 43,541
L. and N. Coal Mining Company Enterprise 1919-1922 67,499
Lou-Nash Coal and Mining Company Enterprise 1922-1929 36,693
Piazza and Marfia Coal Company Enterprise 1930-1930 7,001
Enterprise Coal and Mining Company Enterprise 1931-1931 8,959
Piazza Coal Company Enterprise 1932-1932 12,550
Rentchler Fuel Company Enterprise 1933-1936 80,591
Total Production: 801,639

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351092 1-8-1932 1:2400 1:4138 Not 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 size, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
Land Bank Report - Depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351092, reel 03134, frame 204 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images