Mine Index 3533   Victoria Coal Company,   Branch Mine (aka Victoria No. 1)

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

Mine Index Number: 3533

Company Name: Victoria Coal Company
Mine Name: Branch Mine (aka Victoria No. 1)
Start Date: 1890 End Date: May 1924
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 207
Production Indicated Acres: 50 additional acres that are not accounted for by the acres added by the adjacent mine. General Area of mining acres shown:

Connected underground to White Rose Mine (mine index 0783) in SE 29-T1N-R8W and NE 32-T1N-R8W.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft St. Clair 1N 8W 28 NW NW SW
Shaft St. Clair 1N 8W 28 NW NW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 54 6.0 RPB

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Jacob Krantz Krantz 1890-1899 160,491
Reeb Coal Company Branch 1899-1902 64,696
Lake Superior Coal Company Branch 1902-1905 84,202
L. Senior Branch 1905-1910 98,583
L. Senior Branch 1910-1913 94,158 Production after map date
Victoria Coal Company Branch, Victoria No. 1 1913-1924 981,658 Production after map date
Total Production: 1,483,788

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351039 1910 1:1200 1:2317 Not final
ISGS map library, 4103.S31 i5.1-22 12-14-1942 1:2400 1:2400 Secondary source

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) - Shaft location, mine type, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351039, reel 03134, frame 127 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.
ISGS map library, 4103.S31 i5.1-22, map of White Rose Mine (mine index 0783) - Mine outline (western, southern).

Mine Notes

Mine Images