Marquette Heights Quadrangle


Mining in the Marquette Heights Quadrangle

Mining was taking place southeast of the town of Pekin before 1857, and the 1873 atlas shows 3 separate mine locations east and southeast of Pekin. Mining in the Marquette Heights Quadrangle ended in 1956 when Lakeside Mine (mine index 667) closed. In 20-T24N-R4W, a shaft was driven 85 feet down, but was abandoned because of problems dealing with the water seeping into the shaft.

The Springfield Coal was mined. Horsebacks were common, and coal balls were noted. In some mines, a sandstone above the coal seeped water. Other mines had difficulty with clod that stuck to the coal (making a dirty product or slowing production by requiring hand sorting and cleaning). Pyrite was common.

Two mines operated 40 years or more: Ubben No. 1 Mine (mine index 3630) from 1890 to 1938 and Pekin Mine (mine index 3640) from 1913 until 1953.

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Coal Mines In Illinois Marquette Heights Quadrangle

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