Mine Index 3601   Abbey Coal and Mining Company,   Abbey No. 1 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3601

Company Name: Abbey Coal and Mining Company
Mine Name: Abbey No. 1 Mine
Start Date: Pre 1882 End Date: 1886
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 83
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown: 160

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Springwell No. 1 shaft also labeled "Abbey No. 1" St. Clair 2N 8W 4 NE NE SW
Bartlett shaft St. Clair 2N 8W 4 SE SW NE
Springwell No. 2 shaft St. Clair 2N 8W 4 SW NW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 97-140 6.0-7.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Abbey Coal and Mining Company Abbey No. 1 pre1882-1886 218,763 Production and ownership prior to 1882 unknown. The source map refers to one shaft as the “Bartlett shaft”, indicating that Bartlett Coal Company may have been a previous owner. The Coal Report of 1882 indicates 43 acres mined.
Total Production: 218,763

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company map 4-11-1924 1:2400 1:2400 Secondary source
Federal Land Bank Report 6-1934 1:126720 1:126720 Secondary source The Federal Land Bank Report also indicated that the area north of Abbey No. 1, west of Abbey No. 4 (mine index 3600) and south of Abbey No. 3 (mine index 2769) was mined. This area is shown as a general area of mining on the accompanying map.

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.
Old Ben archive collection, map of Consolidated Coal Company Mine No. 17 (mine index 0201) - Mine outline (northern, eastern and southern), shaft locations, mining method.
Federal Land Bank Report - Mine outline (western), shaft (Springwell No. 2).

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Consolidated No. 17|Consolidated No. 17]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Company
Map ID:
Company: Consolidated Coal Company
Mine Name: Consolidated No. 17
Map Date: 1927
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M0201mrg.jpg
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://wikiimage.isgs.illinois.edu/ilmines/st clair/m0201mrg.zip