Mine Index 5590   Lathrop Coal and Mining Company,   Lathrop No. 5 and 6 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 5590

Company Name: Lathrop Coal and Mining Company
Mine Name: Lathrop No. 5 and 6 Mine
Start Date: 1875 End Date: 1888
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 569
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 Henry 15N 5E 27 NW NE SW
Shaft Henry 15N 5E 27 SE NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 100 4.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Lathrop Coal and Mining Company Lathrop No. 5 and 6 1875-1888 Federal Land Bank Report indicates this mine was opened prior to 1875; Henry County History indicated that Lathrop Coal Company was founded in 1869, so production from this mine prior to 1869 is unlikely, unless it was bought from another producer. 362,202 Production prior to 1880 unknown
Total Production: 362,202 Production prior to 1880 unknown

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351523 undated 1:2118 1:4340 Undated
Company, 4103.H42 i5.1-17 4-1876 Date filed 1:1920 1:4340 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.
Mine notes (Henry County) - Mine type, shaft locations, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351523, reel 03136, frame 277 - Shaft locations, further extensions of the mine.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.H42 i5.1-17 - Shaft locations, extent of early works of mine.

Mine Notes

Mine Images