Mine Index 0362   Matt Sparr,   Sparr Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Marshall unlocated
County: Marshall
Quadrangle: Lacon
County Coal Data: Marshall
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0362

Company Name: Matt Sparr
Mine Name: Sparr Mine
Start Date: 1927 End Date: 1936
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 4
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 drift Marshall 12N 9E 15 NE SW NE
Air drift Marshall 12N 9E 15 NE SW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 150 3.25 4.2 3.4 RPB

Geological Problems Reported

Impurities in the seam include occasional sulfur streaks, clay partings and horsebacks.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
A. E. Reid Reid 1927-1927 40
Matt Sparr Sparr 1928-1936 2,608 Mines producing less than 1,000 tons not reported 1930-1933; operation and production unknown 1930-1933;production higher than shown.
Total Production: 2,648

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352306 8-9-1937 1:1200 1:1200 Final
Company, 4103.M37 i5.1-4 7-3-1934 1:1200 1:1200 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Marshall County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Marshall County) - Mine type, drift location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352306, reel 03138, frame 381 - Drift locations, mine outline, mining method.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.M37 i5.1-4 - Mine location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images