Mine Index 6118   John McNeil,   McNeil 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: 6118

Company Name: John McNeil
Mine Name: McNeil Mine
Start Date: 1924 End Date: 1925
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: Less than 1 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main drift Mercer 15N 2W 33 NE NW SW

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 2.25 Underground

Geological Problems Reported

The mine rapidly filled with water and required a great deal of pumping. The coal was thinner than expected, as a well 300 feet east of the mine showed coal between 3 and 3.5 feet thick.

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
John McNeil McNeil 1924-1925 114
Total Production: 114

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS field notes (H. R. Wanless) 7-6-1925 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.
ISGS field notes (Mercer County) - Mine type, drift location, seam, thickness, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

Photographs