Mine Index 3634   Marteness Fuel Company,   Marteness Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Tazewell unlocated
County: Tazewell
Quadrangle: Peoria East
County Coal Data: Tazewell
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3634

Company Name: Marteness Fuel Company
Mine Name: Marteness Mine
Start Date: 1916 End Date: 1935
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 30 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Tazewell 25N 4W 4 NW SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 4.17-4.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Urbandale Coal Company Urbandale 1916-1918 21,135
East Peoria Mining Company East Peoria 1918-1922 45,133
Marion Marteness Marteness 1922-1927 32,640
East Peoria Coal Mining Company East Peoria 1928-1932 4,773No production was listed under this name in the Coal Reports from 1929 to 1932. However, the mine may not have been idle. Gaines Henderson, of Henderson & Kerrick, operators of the East Peoria Coal Company, was killed by falling coal in August 1932. Mines producing less than 1,000 tons per year were not reported 1930-1934, and this mine was probably one of those small producers in 1932.
Marion Marteness Marteness 1933-1934 5,812
Marteness Fuel Company Marteness 1935-1935 1,239
Total Production: 110,732

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Mine notes Undated (text only) 1:24000The mine location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the mine location description and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Tazewell County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam.

Mine Notes

Mine Images