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Coal Geology of Illinois Illinois

The coalfields of Illinois, Indiana, and western Kentucky constitute the Eastern Region of the Interior Coal Province, known better as the Illinois Basin. About 36,800 square miles in Illinois are underlain by the coal-bearing sequence of rocks that constitute the Pennsylvanian System.

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Illinois State Geological Survey Coal Maps and Data ISGS

Coal Geology of Illinois – A summary of the information on Illinois Coal Geology, including characteristics of Illinois Coal, both by region and major minable seams. Reprinted with permission from the Keystone Coal Industry Manual. 3.6 MB PDF file

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Illinois State Geological Survey Coal ISGS

The ISGS Coal Section is primarily concerned with the study of the coalbearing Pennsylvanian rocks in the Illinois coal field that underlie 37,000 square miles or 68% of the state. More than 211 billion tons of identified resources are currently estimated to lie beneath the state.

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GEOLOGY OF ILLINOIS

In Illinois, economic minerals are present deep underground in many places. For example, coal is mined to a depth of 1,000 feet, and oil is produced from porous rock layers, called pay zones, at depths of several thousand feet. Lead and zinc ores, fluorspar, silica sand, limestone, sand, gravel, clay and shale are all found at shallower depths.

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Illinois State Geological Survey Illinois Coal Mines ...

The Coal Mines in Illinois Viewer illustrates a general depiction of underground mining in the state and will help determine the proximity of coal mines and underground industrial mines to your home or business. Please follow the instructions below for using the viewer and linking to additional map products that contain more information.

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Characterization of the Quality of Coals from the Illinois ...

Geologic Framework The Illinois Basin coal assessment area includes parts of Illi­ nois, southwestern Indiana, and western K entuck y, containing the largest reserv e base of bituminous coal of an y basin in the United States. Coal production in 2000 w as about 88.4 million short tons (Freme, 2001). Ho we ver, this production le el is declining (do wn from 104 million short tons in 1999) and ...

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THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ILLIhTOIS COAL

OF THE ILLINOIS COAL INDUSTRY AND THE STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY * By 1%. 1%. LElGHTON and DON CARROLL State Geological Survey, Urbajna, 111. Coal mining in Illinois, as a con?niercial enterprise, dates back to the year 1810, when a drift milie was opened in the bluff bordering the Big 1Vluddy liiver, several miles below Murpllysboro. That pioneer mining locality, known as illount

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GEOLOGY OF ILLINOIS

In Illinois, economic minerals are present deep underground in many places. For example, coal is mined to a depth of 1,000 feet, and oil is produced from porous rock layers, called pay zones, at depths of several thousand feet. Lead and zinc ores, fluorspar, silica sand, limestone, sand, gravel, clay and shale are all found at shallower depths.

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Characterization of the Quality of Coals from the Illinois Basin

Geologic Framework The Illinois Basin coal assessment area includes parts of Illi­ nois, southwestern Indiana, and western K entuck y, containing the largest reserv e base of bituminous coal of an y basin in the United States. Coal production in 2000 w as about 88.4 million short tons (Freme, 2001). Ho we ver, this production le el is declining (do wn from 104 million short tons

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International Journal of Coal Geology

Geology of the coal-bearing sequences in the Illinois Basin The Illinois Basin is an intra-cratonic basin that covers approxi- mately 155,000 sq. km throughout most of Illinois

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Geology The Story of Illinois

Coal has been mined in Illinois since before statehood. French explorers documented coal seams being exploited near Ottawa 350 years ago. The first record of coal being mined (or dug) by settlers in Illinois was in 1810. The formation of coal dates back much further, up to 350 million years ago during the Pennsylvanian Period. The state owes its vast coal reserves to

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DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY 2002 REVISED 2004. DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS 7.5-MINUTE QUADRANGLE SERIES WEST FRANKFORT QUADRANGLE FRANKLIN COUNTY 2002 REVISED 2004 ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY William Shilts, Chief Natural Resources Building 615 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820

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Historical:Springfield and Harrisburg Coal Members - ILSTRAT

The No. 5 Coal is second only to the Herrin (No. 6) Coal in commercial importance in Illinois. In southwestern Illinois it has been strip mined in a few pits where the Herrin is the principal coal. It is normally overlain by a black fissile shale, but in southeastern Illinois, in a belt several miles wide that trends southwestward, the coal is thick and it is overlain by the gray silty ...

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DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

Coal has been mined in 76 counties of Illinois. More than 7.400 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810; fewer than 30 are currently active. To detail the extent and location of coal mining in Illinois, the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has compiled maps and directories of known coal mines.

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Coal Age Plants of Illinois Springfield, Illinois Visit Springfield

Did you know that northeastern Illinois used to be a tropical swamp? When it comes to fossils, large animals often get a lot of attention, but fossilized plants can tell us a lot about what the earth was like in the past. Join Illinois State Museum Curator of Geology Dr. Melissa Pardi for an exploration of the Museum's stunning paleobotany collections from the Age of Coal, and learn

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Illinois State Geological Survey ISGS Map Series Information ISGS

Illinois County Geologic Map Series (ICGM)This series includes county maps of a variety of geologic themes, primarily at 1:100,000 scale. These maps may be a compilation of maps previously published at 1:24,000 scales. ICGM maps are peer reviewed and conform to ISGS standards. They are available for sale as paper copies and as free downloadable PDF files

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Illinois State Geological Survey Publications ISGS

State of Illinois State Geological Survey : 1917 : Buy: Bulletin 23 Plate 1 (2 MB pdf) Plate 2 (3 MB pdf) B024: Some deep borings in Illinois : J. A. Udden : 1914 : Report Out of print : Bulletin 24: B025: Report and plans for reclamation of lands subject to overflow in the Embarras River Valley : Jacob A. Harman : 1913 : Out of print : Bulletin 25: B026: Geology and geography of

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Mining geology of the principal resource coals of the ...

The Middle Pennsylvanian Herrin and Springfield coals contain the majority of the Illinois basin’s resources. Many mining issues of these two seams are directly related to the geology of the region, including regional stress, faulting, and facies changes. Some of these conditions are widespread, while others are locally restricted.

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International Journal of Coal Geology

Geology of the coal-bearing sequences in the Illinois Basin The Illinois Basin is an intra-cratonic basin that covers approxi- mately 155,000 sq. km throughout most of Illinois and into parts of

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Illinois - Wikipedia

Jacob Bunn contributed to the development of the Illinois coal industry, and was a founder and owner of the Western Coal Mining Company of Illinois. About 68% of Illinois has coal-bearing strata of the Pennsylvanian geologic period. According to the Illinois State Geological Survey, 211 billion tons of bituminous coal are estimated to lie ...

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Illinois Coal Mines; History and Genealogy

Diminutive Mine in Illinois ~ Small, but studied by geology students Peabody Coal Company A brief Look at The Early Years + No. 14 Mine ~ Majestic Coal Mine Perry County, IL. Reents Coal Mine Kramm's Station, Rosefield Township, Peoria County Including photos of mules and store - early 1900s Rescue Operations at Royalton 1914 Franklin County, Illinois Big Muddy Carterville Mining

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DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

Coal has been mined in 76 counties of Illinois. More than 7,400 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810; fewer than 30 are currently active. To detail the extent and location of coal mining in Illinois, the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has compiled maps and directories of known coal mines.

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DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

Coal has been mined in 73 counties of Illinois. More than 4,500 coal mines have operated since commercial mining began in Illinois about 1810; fewer than 30 are currently active. To detail the extent and location of coal mining in Illinois, the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) has compiled maps and directories of known coal mines.

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Geology The Story of Illinois

Coal has been mined in Illinois since before statehood. French explorers documented coal seams being exploited near Ottawa 350 years ago. The first record of coal being mined (or dug) by settlers in Illinois was in 1810. The formation of coal dates back much further, up to 350 million years ago during the Pennsylvanian Period.

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ISGS Books - University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Geology of Illinois has been compiled from more than a century of earth science investigations in Illinois. For the first time, this information has been summarized and made accessible in one volume to help both geologists and non-geologists better understand how the state’s mostly unseen geology affects, and is affected by, life on the surface.

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Illinois State Geological Survey Publications ISGS

Plate 18 (500 K pdf) Cross-section diagram of the McLeansboro coal beds and limestones from Macoupin to Franklin Counties: B075: Groundwater in the Peoria region : Illinois State Geological Survey : 1950 : Buy: Bulletin 75 Plate 1 (3 MB pdf) Bedrock surface in the Peoria region Plate 2 (5 MB pdf) Areal geology of the Peoria region Plate 3 (600 K pdf) Cross-section of glacial deposits in the ...

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International Journal of Coal Geology - Elsevier

The International Journal of Coal Geology deals with fundamental and applied aspects of the geology and petrology of coal, oil/gas source rocks and shale gas resources. The journal aims to advance the exploration, exploitation and utilization of these resources, and to stimulate environmental awareness...

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Coalification pattern of the Illinois Basin Economic ...

Illinois coals range from high volatile C to high volatile A bituminous rank. The rank increases gradually from the northwestern to the southeastern part of the Illinois Basin. In the northern and central parts of the Illinois Basin, the iso-rank lines (lines of equal seam moisture and of equal calorific value calculated on the moist, mineral-matter-free basis) for the Herrin (No. 6) coal ...

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Geography of Illinois - Wikipedia

Illinois is a major coal -producing state. Much of the bedrock surface is of Pennsylvanian age, including "cyclothemes", regular sequences of limestone, shale and coal layers. Newer rocks may have once existed in the State, but these have been removed by repeated epochs of glaciation. Only tiny areas of newer bedrock exist.

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ISGS - Illinois Coal Resource Shapefiles - Submissions ...

These digital files have been reviewed and edited and meet the standards of the Illinois State Geological Survey with regard to scientific and technical quality and are suited to the purpose and the use intended by the ISGS Coal Section. They present reasonable interpretations of the geology of the area and are based on available data. However, the interpretations are based on data that may ...

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Geology of Illinois - Wikipedia

The geology of Illinois includes extensive deposits of marine sedimentary rocks from the Palaeozoic, as well as relatively minor contributions from the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Ice age glaciation left a wealth of glacial topographic features throughout the state.

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Geology The Story of Illinois

Coal has been mined in Illinois since before statehood. French explorers documented coal seams being exploited near Ottawa 350 years ago. The first record of coal being mined (or dug) by settlers in Illinois was in 1810. The formation of coal dates back much further, up to 350 million years ago during the Pennsylvanian Period.

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History of Illinois Coal Mines

The coal fields of Illinois are in the Eastern Interior Basin, which lies principally in Illinois and includes adjacent portions of Indiana and Kentucky. two-thirds of Illinois is underlain by coal-bearing strata which belong to the Pennsylvania system (Coal measures). The thickness of this sequence of rocks ranges

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ILLINOIS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

Figure 1 Principal geologic structures in the Illinois Basin Coal Field and location of the study area (after J. Treworgy 1981); crop line of the Davis and Seelyville Coal Members. of a narrow, uplifted, and intensely deformed zone from which the Davis and Dekoven Coals were eroded.

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Coal resources of Illinois, Herrin (No. 6) coal (Book ...

Titles and authors of Ph.D dissertations and M.S. theses are listed as completed or near completion in the following areas of study related to coal: botany (10), chemistry (10), community development (1), economics (1), electrical science and systems engineering (1), forestry (7), geography (2), geology (23), health education (2), mathematics (1), zoology (24), mining engineering (9), plant ...

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Coal Mining and Coal Mines of Franklin County, Illinois

Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL. 61820 19 Thirty-Ninth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1920 Department of Mines and Minerals -- Springfield, ILL.; Illinois State Journal Co., State Printers 1920 20 Fortieth Annual Coal Report of Illinois, 1921 Department of Mines and Minerals -- Phillips Bros. Print, Springfield, Illinois; 1921 21 Forty-First Annual Coal ...

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Museum Of Geology Enjoy Illinois

You may wish to learn about the origin and occurrence of coal, oil and gas, or find out about how glaciers of the Ice Age formed the soils, landscape and drainage systems of Illinois. You can see how Earth materials are naturally recycled and discover how rocks and fossils provide clues to the Earth's past.

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