Mine Index 0721   Ray Kingston,   Okaw No. 2 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Shelby unlocated
County: Shelby
Quadrangle: Shelbyville
County Coal Data: Shelby
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0721

Company Name: Ray Kingston
Mine Name: Okaw No. 2 Mine
Start Date: 1926 End Date: 1943
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: Less than 2 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Shelby 12N 4E 33 NW NE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Shelbyville 140-150 1.67 2.5 2.17 Underground

Geological Problems Reported

The roof consisted of small areas of soft clay-rich shale under shaly sandstone. Thin layers of blackjack bands at various horizons adhered to the coal. The floor was 2.5 to 5 feet of gray clay that had no tendency to heave.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Okaw Coal Company Okaw No. 2 1926-1936 1,710 Production was reported under Okaw No. 1 (mine index 3471) from 1927 to 1934.
Ray Kingston Okaw No. 2 1937-1938 482
Ed Bowen Okaw No. 2 1938-1938 68
Ray Kingston Okaw No. 2 1939-1943 Idle 1941 715
Total Production: 2,975

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
USGS topographic map 1942 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 (Shelby County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Shelby County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
USGS 15-minute topographic map, Shelbyville Quadrangle, 1942 - Shaft location.

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