Mine Index 0290   Empire Coal Company,   Empire No. 3 Mine

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INTERPRETING A MINE SUMMARY SHEET
Unlocated Mines In: Mercer unlocated
County: Mercer
Quadrangle: Viola
County Coal Data: Mercer
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
MSHA ID:

Mine Index Number: 0290

Company Name: Empire Coal Company
Mine Name: Empire No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1899 End Date: March 31, 1910
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 766
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Mercer 14N 2W 20 SW NE NE

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 130-135 3.0 6.5 4.0 RP

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Empire Coal Company According to the mine notes, Empire Coal Company was owned or operated by Shuler Mining Company. Empire No. 3 1899-1910 1,653,646
Total Production: 1,653,646

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Coal Section files (Alexis Quadrangle) Undated 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, abandonment date.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Coal Section files, undated work map on USGS topographic map, 15-minute Alexis Quadrangle - Mine outline, shaft location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

Photographs