Leonore Quadrangle


Mining in the Leonore Quadrangle

Some very early mining took place in the Leonore Quadrangle. John Kangley began mining near the town of Kangley probably between 1865 and 1875, but these mines were closed or operating under other names by the time the Coal Reports began reporting production on a yearly basis. Two large mines operated here. The C., W. & V. No. 1 Mine (mine index 2575) worked from 1894 to 1907 and the Star No. 2 Mine (mine index 2582) was active from 1887 to 1904. Both mines worked out approximately 450 acres, but the source maps were very poor and the reliable mine outlines have not been found. The remainder of the mines in this area were generally small, less than 5 acres.

The Herrin Coal was less than 70 feet deep where it occurred over the Leonore Quadrangle, and was accessed through slopes and drifts as well as shafts. The Colchester Coal was about 200 feet deep in some places.

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Coal Mines In Illinois Leonore Quadrangle

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