Mine Index 0810   Groveland Coal Mining Company,   Groveland No. 1 Mine

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INTERPRETING A MINE SUMMARY SHEET
Unlocated Mines In: Tazewell unlocated
County: Tazewell
Quadrangle: Peoria East
County Coal Data: Tazewell
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No
MSHA ID:

Mine Index Number: 0810

Company Name: Groveland Coal Mining Company
Mine Name: Groveland No. 1 Mine
Start Date: 1900 End Date: April 1921
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,260
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

The boundary between Crescent No. 2 (mine index 0108) and Groveland No. 1 Mine (mine index 0810) could not be discerned. The outline shown on the accompanying map includes both mines.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Tazewell 25N 4W 7 NW SW NW
Air shaft Tazewell 25N 4W 7 NW SW NW
Air shaft Tazewell 25N 4W 7 SE NE SW

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 85-96 3.0 4.67 4.3 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

A sandstone paleochannel was present above the coal, sometimes cutting out the limestone and massive gray shale above the coal. This sandstone held considerable water, which worked its way into the shale. The roof was practically impossible to keep up. After the shale came down, generally everything below the sandstone would eventually come down, sometimes up to 20 feet of material. The shaley limestone was only 2 to 8 inches thick, and had no supportive strength. The dark gray shale also had no supportive strength and fell readily. There was some black shale above the coal, and this contained large concretions, some over 1 foot thick and 2 feet long. The coal was very uniform in thickness except near horsebacks or rolls. Bedded impurities included thin streaks of clay and mother coal, and, on the eastern side of the mine, bands of brown pyrite that were 1.5 inches thick and up to 5 feet long. The eastern side of the mine had very poor conditions, including numerous horsebacks and blind slips in the coal and roof rock, which appeared to be horsebacks with no clay filling. The roof was very poor near these blind slips. The underclay floor heaved when wet and held water so that it was difficult to drain.

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Phoenix Coal Company Hilliard No. 1 1900-1902 60,884
Edward Little Hilliard No. 1 1902-1903 34,000
Phoenix Coal Company Hilliard No. 1 1903-1909 242,068
C. J. Off, Phoenix Coal Company Hilliard No. 1 1909-1912 35,952
Groveland Coal Mining Company Groveland No. 1 1912-1921 1,426,414
Total Production: 1,799,318

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, MSHA_670_03 1-1-1930 1:2400 1:2400 Final
Company, PB_902_03 1-1-1927 1:2400 1:2400 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Tazewell County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
State archive map, MSHA_670_03 - Mine outline (southern, northeastern & eastern), shaft, southern air shaft, mining method.
State archive map, PB_902_03 - Mine outline (northwestern), slope& western air shafts locations.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Crescent No. 2|Crescent No. 2]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: State Archive
Map ID: MSHA_670_03
Company: Crescent Coal Company
Mine Name: Crescent No. 2
Caption:
Map Date: 1-1-1930
Map Status: Not Final
Image Credit:
Note:
More Info: M0108 m810 MSHA 670 03
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://wikiimage.isgs.illinois.edu/ilmines/tazewell/m0108 m810 MSHA 670 03.zip
[[:Crescent No. 2|Crescent No. 2]], [[:Crescent No. 1|Crescent No. 1]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: State Archive
Map ID: PB_902_03
Company: Crescent Coal Company
Mine Name: Crescent No. 2, Crescent No. 1
Caption:
Map Date: 1-1-1927
Map Status: Not Final
Image Credit:
Note: Note Final map for M.I. 0108, Final for 0810
More Info: M0108 m0810 PB 902 03
Full Res Download:These files are true to scale and most are georegistered for gis software. These files may be a very large (>1GB) download! https://wikiimage.isgs.illinois.edu/ilmines/tazewell/m0108 m0810 PB 902 03.zip

Photographs