Mine Index 2065   Black Diamond Coal Company,   Black Diamond Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2065

Company Name: Black Diamond Coal Company
Mine Name: Black Diamond Mine
Start Date: 1882 End Date: 1886
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: None
Production Indicated Acres: 20 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Edgar 16N 10W 29 SW SW NE
Air shaft Edgar 16N 10W 29 SE SW NE

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 150 LW and RPThe Coal Reports indicate that the mining began as longwall and changed to room-and-pillar after 1884. No maps survive to show the method.

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Illiana Coal Company Illiana 1882-1884 36,139
Drew and Wasson Coal Company Drew and Wasson 1884-1885 16,200
Black Diamond Coal Company Black Diamond 1885-1886 18,022
Total Production: 70,361

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Coal Section files 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, thickness, mining method, geologic problems.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Edgar County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Edgar County) - Shaft locations, depth.
Coal Section files, undated work map on USGS topographic map, 15-minute Ridge Farm Quadrangle - Mine location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

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