Mine Index 2963   Empire Coal Company,   Empire No. 1 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2963

Company Name: Empire Coal Company
Mine Name: Empire No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1885 End Date: October 1900
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 344
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 shaft Mercer 14N 2W 4 SE

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 100 3.5-4.33 LW, RPThe Coal Reports indicated that longwall mining was practiced in the first year, after which room and pillar mining took place.

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Empire Coal Company Empire No. 1 1885-1900 1,137,541
Total Production: 1,137,541

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, mine type, seam, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

Photographs