Tallula Quadrangle


Mining in the Tallula Quadrangle

Mining began in this quadrangle in 1860 with the opening of the R. Harris Mine. This mine was abandoned in 1875, before most (if not all) of the other mines in the area had even opened. Two larger mines, the Tallula/Menard County No. 1 Mine and the Springfield & Pleasant Plains/Trutter Mine, opened near Tallula and Pleasant Plains in the late 1880s. Several small mines followed, and most remained open through the 1920s. The last mine to remain active in the Tallula Quadrangle was the Forden Coal Company’s mine, which operated from 1942 to 1956.

All mines were in the Springfield Coal, which was approximately 6 feet thick and averaged 100 to 150 feet deep. Clay dikes have been noted in the Springfield Coal in this area.

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