Mine Index 5574   North Main Coal Company,   North Main Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Henry unlocated
County: Henry
Quadrangle: Kewanee North
County Coal Data: Henry
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 5574

Company Name: North Main Coal Company
Mine Name: North Main Mine
Start Date: 1903 End Date: 1919
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 5
Production Indicated Acres: 12 to 17 General Area of mining acres shown:

Prior to 1914, the mine is listed as a shaft entry, and the depth is 56 to 65 feet. After 1914, the mine is listed as a slope and the depth is 163 to 180 feet. Different locales may have been mined by the same company. The Federal Land Bank Report states that the North Main was formerly North Mine (mine index 2418). However, North Mine (1920-1937) postdates North Main (1903-1919).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Slope Henry 15N 5E 16 NW SW SE
Escape shaft Henry 15N 5E 16 NW SW SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 56, 65, 163, 180 4.3 4.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
North Main Coal Company North Main 1903-1911 20,276
Chilton and Boggs North Main 1911-1912 1,020
North Main Coal Company North Main 1912-1917 15,019
North Main Coal Company North Main 1917-1919 6,020 Production after map date
Total Production: 42,335

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.H42 i5.1-16 8-1917 1:600 1:24000 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Henry County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.H42 i5.1-16 - Slope / shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

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