Mine Index 5970   James Kerwin and Company,   Kerwin Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Kankakee unlocated
County: Kankakee
Quadrangle: Essex
County Coal Data: Kankakee
Shown On Map: No
Unlocated: No
For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois

Mine Index Number: 5970

Company Name: James Kerwin and Company
Mine Name: Kerwin Mine
Start Date: 1885 End Date: 1887
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown:
Production Indicated Acres: 4 General Area of mining acres shown: 14

Not Shown On Map. This mine was later partially stripped out by Northern Mine (mine index 834).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Kankakee 31N 9E 18 The location is derived from the mine address of Tracy listed in the Coal Reports. Tracy was a location on the railroad track, approximately 850 FNL, 2640 FWL, 18-T31N-R9E. Other operators may have also mined at this location. NW NE NE


For more information about Longwall Mining See: History of Longwall Coal Mining In Illinois
Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Colchester 73 3.0 LW (old longwall)

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
James Kerwin and Company Kerwin 1885-1887 The 1888 Coal Report contained a note that the mine had been bought by Taylor Williams, but the mine did not re-open. 20,205
Total Production: 20,205

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS field notes (G. H. Cady) Undated 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source
Coal Section files, 5-e-16 Undated 1:12000 1:12000 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Kankakee County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ISGS field notes (Kankakee County) - Mine location.
Coal Section files, 5-e-16, map of Northern Mine (mine index 834) - Mine outline.

Mine Notes

Mine Images