Mine Index 2995   Docherty Brothers,   Docherty 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: 2995

Company Name: Docherty Brothers
Mine Name: Docherty Mine
Start Date: 1878 End Date: 1920
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 30 General Area of mining acres shown:

general area of mining has been added to the accompanying map to show the approximate area undermined.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Mercer 15N 2W 35 SE SW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 30-160 4.0-4.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Robert Taylor Taylor 1878-1889 19,309
Docherty and Barr Docherty and Barr 1889-1891 3,472
Thomas Docherty and Sons Docherty 1891-1898 17,440
Peter Docherty Docherty 1898-1901 7,450
Docherty Brothers Docherty 1901-1902 3,800
Peter Docherty Docherty 1902-1903 4,100
Docherty Brothers ISGS field notes written by J. A. Udden indicate that the Dog Town Mine operated by Docherty Brothers (mine index 2995) on 7-24-1911 worked at the shaft location shown for Boden Mine (SW SE SW 26-T15N-R2W). It is likely that the 35-T15N-R2W location was not the site for all of the production from 1878 to 1920. Docherty 1903-1920 65,850
Total Production: 121,421

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, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Shaft location.

Mine Notes

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