Tilden Quadrangle


Mining in the Tilden Quadrangle

Mining began at the Wood Mine (mine index 3190) in the southwestern corner of the Tilden Quadrangle before 1866 and ended in 1999 when the Marissa Mine (mine index 990) closed. The Herrin Coal was generally about 6 feet thick, and roof conditions were reasonably good. Most of the mines operated 20 years or more, with the Sparta Mine (mine index 0701) running the longest (45 years). The coal was as deep as 200 feet, but with the advent of large equipment, surface mining took place between 1976 and 1992 at the River King Pit No. 6 Mine (mine index 0934).

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Coal Mines In Illinois Tilden Quadrangle

Mines that Appear on the Tilden Quadrangle

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