Mine Index 2966   Avon Coal Company,   Avon 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: 2966

Company Name: Avon Coal Company
Mine Name: Avon Mine
Start Date: 1934 End Date: 1941
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 3 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Mercer 14N 2W 4 SE SW NE

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 18-35 3.5-4.0 RP

Geological Problems Reported

The immediate roof consisted of shale and rock, which came down easily. Pillars were not pulled.

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
John Turner Turner 1934-1934 500
Max Myers Myers 1935-1937 3,130
Richardson Coal Company Richardson 1935-1937 1,414
Eithel Richardson Richardson 1938-1938 48
Ethell Skinner Skinner 1938-1939 1,251
William H. Faulconer Faulconer 1939-1939 81
Avon Coal Company Avon 1939-1941 6,214
Total Production: 12,638

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 type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

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