Mine Index 3629   Regal Coal Company,   Regal Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Tazewell unlocated
County: Tazewell
Quadrangle: Marquette Heights
County Coal Data: Tazewell
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3629

Company Name: Regal Coal Company
Mine Name: Regal Mine
Start Date: 1904 End Date: March 1924
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 51
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Tazewell 24N 4W 6 NE NW NW
Air shaft Tazewell 24N 4W 6 NE NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 204 4.67 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

Above the coal was 1 foot of black shale, then 1 foot of clod (a massive dark gray shale), then 6 to 8 inches of limestone that was not persistent. Numerous horsebacks were present in the seam. Bands of soft “brown sulphur” were common near the horsebacks.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Chapman and Petrie Coal Company Chapman and Petrie 1904-1905 4,758
Champion Coal Company Champion 1905-1915 111,176
Pekin Coal Company Pekin No. 1 1915-1917Idle 1917 7,015
Johnston City – Big Muddy Coal Company Johnston City – Big Muddy No. 3 1917-1920 38,255
Regal Coal Company Regal 1920-1924 81,280
Total Production: 242,484

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352856 5-1-1924 1:2400 1:2979 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Tazewell County) - Shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352856, reel 03134, frame 474 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Regal|Regal]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Microfilm
Map ID: 352856 03134, 474, 18x
Company: Regal Coal Company
Mine Name: Regal
Map Date: 5-1-1924
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M3629
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/tazewell/m3629.zip