Petersburg Quadrangle


Mining in the Petersburg Quadrangle

Mining began in this quadrangle in the 1870s when the J. C. Cabanis sank a shaft for the Junction Mine (mine index 3274) and T. F. Laning opened the Petersburg No. 1 Mine (mine index 4088) north of Petersburg while the South Valley Mine (mine index 2913) was operating south of town. The Junction Mine operated longer than most, over 35 years. A number of coal companies operated in the area, more or less continuously, until 1959, when the last mine, the Indian Creek Mine, was closed.

Only the Springfield coal seam was mined in this quadrangle. The coal was approximately 6 feet thick and ranged in depth from 65 to 144 feet. Horsebacks and clay dikes were frequently encountered.

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