Mine Index 3728   Hegeler Zinc Company,   Hegeler Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Vermilion unlocated
County: Vermilion
Quadrangle: Danville SW
County Coal Data: Vermilion
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3728

Company Name: Hegeler Zinc Company
Mine Name: Hegeler Mine
Start Date: 1918 End Date: 1940
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 318
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Shaft Vermilion 19N 11W 30 NE SE SW
Air shaft Vermilion 19N 11W 30 SW SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 100 5.67 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was 35 to 40 feet of gray shale with a water-saturated gravel above. The panels were worked out as rapidly as possible before the roof weakened and let in water, then sealed with concrete so that no water could leak out into the active mine. The source map indicated areas of “bad top” and “water”. The coal was exceedingly regular. Concretions were found occasionally.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Hegeler Zinc Company Hegeler 1918-1940 1,690,788
Total Production: 1,690,788

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.V4 i5.1-26 6-8-1940 1:1200 1:1200 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Vermilion County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Vermilion County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems, mining method.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.V4 i5.1-26 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

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