Mine Index 2975   Essley Coal Company,   Black Diamond No. 2 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: 2975

Company Name: Essley Coal Company
Mine Name: Black Diamond No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1931 End Date: 1939
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 14
Production Indicated Acres: 1 acre was 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 SE NW NW
Air shaft Mercer 14N 2W 11 SE NW NW

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 39-50 3.5-3.83 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Essley Coal Company Black Diamond No. 2 1931-1938 34,039
Essley Coal Company Black Diamond No. 2 1938-1939 3,183 Production after map date
Total Production: 37,222

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352244 3-24-1938 1:600 1:1034 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, mine name.
Microfilm map, document 352244, reel 03138, frame 308 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

Photographs