Mine Index 0524   George W. Deary,   Deary Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Fulton unlocated
County: Fulton
Quadrangle: Ipava
County Coal Data: Fulton
Shown On Map: No
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0524

Company Name: George W. Deary
Mine Name: Deary Mine
Start Date: 1933 End Date: 1934
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Acres after map date: Less than 1 General Area of mining acres shown:

Not Shown On Map. The Deary Mine is not shown on the accompanying map because of later surface mining by the Sunspot Mine (mine index 865).

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main drift Fulton 4N 2E 34 SE SE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Colchester 5.2 RP

Geological Problems Reported

The immediate roof was 7 feet of carbonaceous shale with large (8 feet long by 5 feet thick) clay-ironstone concretions. Above the shale was 6 inches of fossiliferous limestone, with light gray sandy shale above the limestone. The coal contained a ½ inch pyrite band that was generally persistent throughout the mine.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
George W. Deary Deary 1933-1934 1,299
Total Production: 1,299

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 1:24000 The mine location was plotted on a 1:24000 USGS topographic map from the mine location description and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Fulton County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Fulton County) - Mine type, drift location, thickness, mining method, geologic problems.
ISGS Field notes (Fulton County) - Geologic problems.

Mine Notes

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