All mining in the Divernon Quadrangle took place in the Herrin Coal, which was over 6 feet thick. Faults were rare in most of the mines (or at least caused few problems with mining), but sandstone over the coal did cause some problems with mining. In some cases, the coal was eroded under the sandstone, and in other cases, the sandstone contained water that seeped into the mine. Some mines had difficulties with the roof and left up top coal to support the roof and protect the shale from moisture that caused it to slake more readily.

The earliest mining began in 1881 at the Auburn Mine (mine index 441). All the mines in the Divernon Quadrangle operated for many years, ranging from 15 years for Panther Creek No. 1 Mine (mine index 193), which was idle from 1933 to 1942, up to 67 years for the Virden Mine (mine index 67). Mining ended in this area in August 2007, when Crown II Mine (mine index 933) closed.

Mines that Appear on the Divernon Quadrangle

Unlocated Mines in Sangamon County

Unlocated Mines in Macoupin County

Unlocated Mines in Montgomery County

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