Mine Index 3640   Pekin Coal Mining Company,   Pekin Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 3640

Company Name: Pekin Coal Mining Company
Mine Name: Pekin Mine
Start Date: 1913 End Date: 1953
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 380
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 25N 5W 36 NE SE SW
Air shaft Tazewell 25N 5W 36 SE SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 100 4.5-4.83 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

Concretions were abundant in the black shale above the coal.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Grant Brothers Grant 1913-1913 500
William Grant and Sons Grant 1913-1914 4,500
David Grant Grant 1914-1925 94,753Production not reported in 1922 for mines producing less than 10,000 tons
Grant Brothers Grant 1925-1925 2,770
David Grant Coal Company Grant 1926-1936 125,883
Pekin Mining Company Pekin 1936-1937 73,365
Fred Schaefer, Jr. Schaefer 1938-1938 64,910
Pekin Coal Mining Company Pekin 1939-1953 1,007,136
Total Production: 1,373,817

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352861 3-17-1953 1:2400 1:4800 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Tazewell County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam.
ISGS field notes (Tazewell County) - Depth, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352861, reel 03140, frame 488 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Pekin|Pekin]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Microfilm
Map ID: 352861 03140, 488, 29x
Company: Pekin Coal Mining Company
Mine Name: Pekin
Map Date: 3-17-1953
Map Status: Final
Image Credit:
More Info: M3640
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/m3640.zip