Mine Index 2961   Little Star Mining Company,   Little Star Mine

Revision as of 12:17, March 17, 2023 by Samantha.Hager (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Unlocated Mines In: Mercer unlocated
County: Mercer
Quadrangle: Viola
County Coal Data: Mercer
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2961

Company Name: Little Star Mining Company
Mine Name: Little Star Mine
Start Date: 1917 End Date: 1918
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
Mine Mercer 14N 2W 3 SE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 35 2.67 2.67 3.0 Underground

Geological Problems Reported

The layer above the coal was 24 feet of compact massive shale that made a poor roof. In some places, up to 1 foot of limestone was directly above the coal, which made a better roof. Slips and rolls were present in the coal. A 1-inch band and lenses of pyrite were present about 12 inches below the top of the coal.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Little Star Mining Company Little Star 1917-1918 949
Total Production: 949

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Mine notes Undated 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images