Brighton Quadrangle


Mining in the Brighton Quadrangle

The earliest mining in the Brighton Quadrangle is not known, although mines were operating by 1868, such as the Langley Mine in SW 10-T7N-R10W (included with mine index 2720, Lyle Mine). Over a dozen mined areas were noted on the 1872 Atlas of Jersey County. All the known mines in the area operated as local mines, removing a few tons (usually less than 3,000 tons) and operating generally less than 5 years. The Bell Mine (mine index 2524) is thought to have operated from 1900 to 1927, mining as much as 10 acres, but it is possible that a new drift entry was developed every few years, and the acreage may not be contiguous.

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Coal Mines In Illinois Brighton Quadrangle

Mines that Appear on the Brighton Quadrangle

Unlocated Mines

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Pages in category "Brighton Quadrangle"

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