Mine Index 2863   Elmer Lopeman,   Lopeman 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: 2863

Company Name: Elmer Lopeman
Mine Name: Lopeman Mine
Start Date: 1911 End Date: 1944
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 6
Acres after map date: Less than 1 General Area of mining acres shown:

An area designated “old works” on the source map is shown as a general area of mining on the map that accompanies this directory. There may be additional drift entries into the old works that are not shown.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Marshall 13N 9E 35 SE SE SE
Air shaft Marshall 13N 9E 35 SE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Danville 14-30 3.7 (3.5-5.0) MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
John H. Pearson Pearson 1911-1938 5,085 Production not reported 1922 for mines producing less than 10,000 tons. Idle 1928 & 1929. Production notreported 1930-1933 for mines producing less than 1,000 tons per year (the mine was active when visited in 1931).
Elmer Lopeman Lopeman 1939-1942 3,023
Elmer Lopeman Lopeman 1942-1944 1,693 Production after map date
Total Production: 9,801

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352312 9-5-1942 1:1200 1:1200 Not final
ISGS field notes (H. B. Willman) 10-29-1931 (text only) 1:24000 The mine location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the mine location description and digitized. Secondary source

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.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Marshall County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS field notes (Marshall County) - Mine type, slope location, depth, thickness, years of operation.
Microfilm map, document 352312, reel 03138, frame 387 - Slope & shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images