Mine Index 6320   Barrowman Coal Company,   Barrowman Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Bureau unlocated
County: Bureau
Quadrangle: Neponset
County Coal Data: Bureau
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 6320

Company Name: Barrowman Coal Company
Mine Name: Barrowman Mine
Start Date: 1918 End Date: 1920
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 4 The area shown includes some of the workings for Noah Hodgett (mine index 7813) that was connected underground to the Barrowman Mine.
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Barrowman Mine was later partially surface mined by Midland Mine (mine index 681).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Bureau 16N 6E 20 NE SE SE
Air shaft Bureau 16N 6E 20 NE SE SE Not shown on accompanying map due to later surface mining by Midland Mine (mine index 681).
Shaft ("old, abandoned") Bureau 16N 6E 20 NE SE SE Not shown on accompanying map due to later surface mining by Midland Mine (mine index 681).


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

Geological Problems Reported

The source map labeled a horseback that stopped mining just northwest of the slope entrance.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Andrew Barrowman Barrowman 1918-1920 3,137
Total Production: 3,137

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351373 12-29-1919 1:1200 1:1200 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Bureau County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Bureau County) - Mine type, slope location, seam.
Microfilm map, document 351373, reel 03135, frame 411 - Slope and shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Barrowman|Barrowman]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Microfilm
Map ID: 351373
Company: Andrew Barrowman
Mine Name: Barrowman
Map Date: 12-29-1919
Map Status: Not final
Image Credit:
More Info: M6320 351373 geo
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/bureau/m6320 351373 geo.zip