Mine Index 2407   Ripka Coal Company,   Ripka Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2407

Company Name: Ripka Coal Company
Mine Name: Ripka Mine
Start Date: 1935 End Date: 1940
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: Less than 1 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Henry 15N 5E 5 1840 FNL, 2520 FEL

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 45 4.1 4.6 4.3 RP

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Ripka and Bates Ripka and Bates 1935-1937 1,904
Lyle Brothers Lyle 1937-1938 320
Ripka Coal Company Ripka 1938-1940 360
Total Production: 2,584

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS field notes (C. B. Ball) 8-1935 (text only) 1:24000 Point plotted onto 1:24,000 USGS quadrangle and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Henry County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Henry County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Henry County) - Shaft location, depth, thickness.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

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