Mine Index 7516   A. B. Cummings,   Standard Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Tazewell unlocated
County: Tazewell
Quadrangle: Peoria East
County Coal Data: Tazewell
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 7516

Company Name: A. B. Cummings
Mine Name: Standard Mine
Start Date: 1905 End Date: 1910
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 15 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Tazewell 25N 4W 5 NEThe location was vague, with the references on the microfilm being three “boundary lines” that do not appear to be section segments, and a stream. Although stream configuration can change greatly over time, and the course of the stream appears exaggerated, it is likely to be Coal Creek in the quarter-section shown above. The air shaft is southeast of the slope, but is not shown on the accompanying map because of the uncertainty of the slope position.
Air shaft Tazewell 25N 4W 5 NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 22-200 4.0-4.5 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
A. B. Cummings Standard 1905-1910 60,957
Total Production: 60,957

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352852 11-8-1909 1:1200 1:24000The slope location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the mine location description (section 5 and in relation to a segment of Coal Creek shown on the microfilm) and digitized. The outline was not used because the location is too uncertain. Stream courses are usually sketched and not surveyed, and the stream segment may not be as shown on the microfilm map. Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Microfilm map, document 352852, reel 03140, frame 469 - Mine location, mine type.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Standard|Standard]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Microfilm
Map ID: 352852 03140 469
Mine Name: Standard
Map Date: 11-08-1909
Map Status:
Image Credit:
Note: Not georegistered
More Info: M7516 352852
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/tazewell/m7516 352852.tif