Mine Index 2974   Leroy Pease Coal Company,   Pease Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Mercer unlocated
County: Mercer
Quadrangle: Viola
County Coal Data: Mercer
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2974

Company Name: Leroy Pease Coal Company
Mine Name: Pease Mine
Start Date: 1933 End Date: 1943
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 7
Production Indicated Acres: 5 acres mined after the 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 11 SW NW SW
Air shaft Mercer 14N 2W 11 SW NW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 58-65 3.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported

Two roof falls were noted in the northern portion of the mine. The immediate roof above the coal was black limestone cap rock over most of the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Leroy Pease Pease 1933-1934 5,650
Pease Coal Company Pease 1934-1935 500
Harris Brothers Harris 1935-1935 696
Leroy Pease Coal Company Pease 1936-1938 13,600
Leroy Pease Coal Company Pease 1939-1943 Idle 1940 16,014 Production after map date
Total Production: 36,460

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352235 12-15-1938 1:600 1:993 Not final

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, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, mining method, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352235, reel 03138, frame 299 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images