Mine Index 2424   Ratcliffe Coal Company,   Ratcliffe 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: 2424

Company Name: Ratcliffe Coal Company
Mine Name: Ratcliffe Mine
Start Date: 1914 End Date: May 1, 1917
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 42
Production Indicated Acres: 3 to 5 General Area of mining acres shown: 42

The 42 acres shown is a general area of mining that may include several small mines. The production associated with this Ratcliffe mine indicates that 3 to 5 acres were mined.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Henry 15N 5E 29 E½ SW

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 78 4.0 RP

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Ratcliffe Coal Company Ratcliffe 1914-1917 11,544 The annual Coal Report lists production from 11 different Ratcliffe mines between 1914 and 1929. The productionassigned to this mine was based on the closing date given on the microfilm map; no other production figures for the Ratcliffe mines can be assigned to a location. The Ratcliffe mines produced a total of 123,837 tons, which would mine out 35 to 50 acres of coal.
Total Production: 11,544 The annual Coal Report lists production from 11 different Ratcliffe mines between 1914 and 1929. The productionassigned to this mine was based on the closing date given on the microfilm map; no other production figures for the Ratcliffe mines can be assigned to a location. The Ratcliffe mines produced a total of 123,837 tons, which would mine out 35 to 50 acres of coal.

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351493 5-1-1917 1:794 (unregisterable) Final The microfilm map indicates that this mine is bordered on the north and east by old workings, and the coal outcrops on the west side. There was not enough information on the map to register or digitize; the east-west location can be approximated, but the north-south location of the mine was not discernable. Because of this uncertainty, the outline is shown on the map as a 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) - Shaft location.
Microfilm map, document 351493, reel 03136, frame 246 - General location of mine, date of closure.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

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