Mine Index 2990   McCraney Sand and Gravel,   McCraney Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2990

Company Name: McCraney Sand and Gravel
Mine Name: McCraney Mine
Start Date: 1906 End Date: 1919
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 25
Production Indicated Acres: 5 acres were 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 15N 2W 33 NW SE NE
Air / escape shaft Mercer 15N 2W 33 SE SE NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 40 3.0-4.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The source map showed areas of thin coal in limited areas on the southern and northern sides of the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
William H. Riddell Riddell 1906-1912 32,700
Axel E. Link Link 1912-1915 15,884
Lee and Hagman Lee and Hagman 1915-1916 375
McCrame and Lee McCrame and Lee 1916-1917 3,700
McCraney Sand and Gravel McCraney 1917-1918 30,147
McCraney Sand and Gravel McCraney 1918-1919 17,871 Production after map date
Total Production: 100,677

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352248 9-12-1918 1:1200 1:1655 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, seam, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine location, seam, depth.
Microfilm map, document 352248, reel 03138, frame 314 - Shaft and slope locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images