Coal Resources Publications

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Publications by ISGS Type

Bulletins

B 78 Minable Coal Reserves of Illinois. 1952. 138p., 8pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8
B82 Geology and Mineral Resources of the Beardstown, Glasford, Havana and Vermont Quadrangles. 1957. 233p. 7pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7

Circulars

C151 Coal Resources of Franklin County, Illinois. 1949. 20p.
C152 Southern Illinois ‑ Mineral Resources and Industries. 1949. 36 p
C195 Faults and Other Structures in Southern Illinois—A Compilation. 1955. 4p., 1pl.,
          Plate 1
C228 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 1—Gallatin, Hardin, Johnson, Pope, Saline, and Williamson Counties.
          1957. 39p., 4pls.,
          Plate 3, Plate 4
C260 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 2—Jackson, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, and St. Clair Counties.
          1958. 35p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C271 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Douglas, Coles, and Cumberland Counties, Illinois. 1959. 16p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
C311 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 3—Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, Greene, Scott, Morgan, and Cass Counties. 1961. 40p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4
C312 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System‑Sangamon, Macon, Menard, and parts of Christian and Logan Counties. 1961. 28p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
C348 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 5A—Fulton, Henry, Knox, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and parts of Bureau, Marshall, Mercer, and Warren Counties. 1963. 59p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4
C374 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 4—Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler, and the southern parts of Henderson and Warren Counties. 1964. 32p., 1pl.,
          Plate 1
C380 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Clark and Edgar Counties, Illinois. 1965. 28p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
C385 Areal Geology of the Illinois Fluorspar District. Part 2‑Karbers Ridge and Rosiclare Quadrangles. 1965. 40p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C413 Areal Geology of the Illinois Fluorspar District. Part 3‑Herod and Shetlerville Quadrangles. 1967. 41p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C419 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 6‑‑La Salle, Livingston, Grundy, Kankakee, Will, Putnam, and parts of Bureau and Marshall Counties. 1968. 29p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C431 Harrisburg (No. 5) Coal Reserves of Southeastern Illinois. 1968. 29p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C439 Strippable Coal Reserves of Illinois. Part 5B—Mercer, Rock Island, Warren, and parts of Henderson and Henry Counties. 1969. 22p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C473 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in De Witt, McLean, and Piatt Counties, Illinois. 1972. 25p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4
C489 Reserves of the Herrin (No. 6) Coal in the Fairfield Basin in Southeastern Illinois. 1975. 31p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C504 Reserves and Resources of Surface‑Minable Coal in Illinois. 1978. 44p.
C515 Strippable Coal Resources of Illinois. Part 8‑Central and Southeastern Counties. 1981. 32p., 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
C521 Strippable Coal Resources of Illinois. Part 7 ‑ Vermilion and Edgar Counties. 1981. 24p., 1pl.,
          Plate 1
C527 Deep‑Minable Coal Resources of Illinois. 1982. 65p., 2pls.
C536 Coal Resources of Grundy, La Salle, and Livingston Counties, Illinois. 1985. 58p., 6pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6
C540 The Hornsby District of Low‑Sulfur Herrin Coal in Central Illinois (Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Sangamon Counties). 1987. 40p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1
C551 Coal Resources of the Dekoven and Davis Members (Carbondale Formation) in Gallatin and Saline Counties, Southeastern Illinois. 1993. 41p., 5pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5
C554 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois. Middletown Quadrangle, Central Illinois. 1994 48p. >

Contract/Grant Report

C/G 1984-1 Recent Compilations of Coal Resource Data for Federal Lands in Illinois. Contr. No. INT BLM AA851-CTI-63. 25p. 1984

Cooperative Resources Report

Coop-4 Coal and Water Resources for Coal Conversion in Illinois. 1975. 79p.

Illinois Minerals Notes

IMN53 Coal Resources of Illinois. 1974. 24p
IMN80 The Seelyville Coal: A Major Unexploited Seam in Illinois. 1981. 11p.
IMN85 Murphysboro Coal, Jackson and Perry Counties: Resources with Low to Medium Sulfur Potential. 1983. 19p.
IM113 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois: Galatia Quadrangle, Saline County, Southern Illinois. 1995. 38 pages.
IM114 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois: Mt. Carmel Quadrangle, Southeastern Illinois. 1996. 39p.
IM118 Availability of the Springfield Coal for Mining in Illinois 1999. 43 pages. Map summary of IM118 published as OFS 2000-1. May be purchased: Ordering information
IM120 Availability of the Herrin Coal for Mining in Illinois 2000. 54 p. Map summary of IM120 published as OFS 2000-10. May be purchased: Ordering information
IM124 Availability of the Danville, Jamestown, Dekoven, Davis, and Seelyville Coals for Mining in Selected Areas of Illinois 2002. 44p. May be purchased: Ordering information
IM127 Availability of the Colchester Coal for Mining in Northern and Western Illinois 2003. 21 p. May be purchased: Ordering information

Mining Investigations Bulletins

Most of the information in the Mining Investigations Bulletins listed below are superceded by recent Coal Availability studies shown above (IM118 to IM127).
MIB02 Coal Mining Practice in District VIII (Danville) 1914. 47p.
MIB10 Coal Resources of District I (Longwall). 1915. 149p. 9pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8, Plate 9
MIB11 Coal Resources of District VII (Southwestern Illinois) (Coal No. 6 West of DuQuoin Anticline). 1915. 233p. 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4
MIB13 Coal Mining in Illinois 1915. 126p.
MIB14 Coal Resources of District VIII (Danville). 1915. 68p. 7pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7
MIB15 Coal Resources of District VI (Jefferson, Franklin and Williamson Counties). 1916. 94p. 7pls.,
          Table 13, Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7
MIB16 Coal Resources of District II (Jackson County). 1917. 55p. 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
MIB19 Coal Resources of District V (Saline and Gallatin Counties). 1919. 135p. 9pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8, Plate 9, Table 1, Table 2
MIB26 Coal Resources of District IV (Central Illinois). 1921. 247p. 8pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8
MIB29 Coal Resources of District III (Western Illinois). 1925. 128p. 2pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2
MIB31 Coal Stripping Possibilities in Southern and Southwestern Illinois. 1927. 57p. 8pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8
MIB32 Coal Stripping Possibilities in Saline and Gallatin Counties near Equality. 1929. 26p. 1pl.,
          Plate 1

Open File Series Reports

OFS 1995-11 Illinois coal Reserve Assessment and Database Development. Final Report for part 1. 1995. 93p.
OFS 1996-2 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois. Atwater, Collinsville and Nokomis Quadrangles, Christian, McCoupin, Madison, Montgomery, and St. Clair Counties. 1996. 33p.
OFS 1996-3 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois. Newton and Princeville Quadrangles, Jasper, Peoria and Stark Counties. 1996. 38p.
OFS 1997-4 Illinois Coal Reserve Assessment and Database Development: Final Report 1997. 105p. May be purchased: Ordering information
OFS 1997-10 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois: Augusta, Kewanee North, Mascoutah, Pinckneyville, and Roodhouse East Quadrangles, Adams, Brown, Greene, Henry, Perry, Schuyler, and St. Clair Counties 1997. 72p. May be purchased: Ordering information
OFS 1998-1 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois: Albion South, Peoria West, Snyder-West Union, Springerton, and Tallula Quadrangles, Clark, Edwards, Hamilton, Menard, Peoria, Sangamon, and White Counties, Illinois. 1998. 92p. May be purchased: Ordering information
OFS 1999-7 Availability of Coal Resources for Mining in Illinois: Shawneetown Quadrangle, Gallatin County, Illinois and Union County, Kentucky 1997. 35p. May be purchased: Ordering information
OFS 2000-1 Availability of the Springfield Coal for Mining in Illinois: Map Summary of IM 118. 2000. 2 sheets. May be purchased: Ordering information
OFS 2000-10 Availability of the Herrin Coal for Mining in Illinois: Map Summary of IM 120. 2000. 3 sheets. May be purchased: Ordering information

Reports of Investigations

RI148 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Certain Counties of the Illinois Basin. 1951. 123p., 11pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5, Plate 6, Plate 7, Plate 8, Plate 9, Plate 10, Plate 11
RI 153 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in White County, Illinois. 1951. 40p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
RI 156 Geology and Coal Resources of a Part of the Pennsylvanian System in Shelby, Moultrie, and Portions of Effingham, and Fayette Counties. 1951. 32p., 5pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4, Plate 5
RI 181 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Jasper County, Illinois. 1955. 14p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
RI 182 Structure of the Shoal Creek Limestone and Herrin (No. 6) Coal in Wayne County, Illinois. 1955. 7p., 3pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3
RI 183 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Wabash County, Illinois. 1955. 24p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4
RI 193 Subsurface Geology and Coal Resources of the Pennsylvanian System in Crawford and Lawrence Counties, Illinois. 1956. 17p., 4pls.,
          Plate 1, Plate 2, Plate 3, Plate 4