Mine Index 3635   Coal Creek Coal Company,   Coal Creek 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: 3635

Company Name: Coal Creek Coal Company
Mine Name: Coal Creek Mine
Start Date: 1918 End Date: 1936
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 70The area shown is smaller than expected for the reported production. The mine should be approximately 100 acres. The general area of mining shown on the accompanying map encompasses this acreage.
Production Indicated Acres: 12 General Area of mining acres shown:

The mine was not new in 1918, and is larger than shown on the accompanying map. The Coal Report listed improvements, including a new electric hoist, improved air course to the south entries, improved air course to the west entries, new timbering for the shaft and main entries. This indicates a rather extensive mine in 1918. The unlocated mines in Tazewell County include more than one possibility as precursors to Liberty Mine, such as Gustav Giebelhausen or Eastern Coal Company.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main slope Tazewell 24N 4W 4 SW NW SW
Air shaft Tazewell 24N 4W 4 SW NW SW

Geology

Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 90-105 4.0 RPP

Geological Problems Reported

Production

Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Liberty Coal Company Liberty 1918-1928Idle 1926; production not reported in 1928, mine was not new in 1918. The Coal Report listed improvements, including a new electric hoist, improved air course to the south entries, improved air course to the west entries, new timbering for the shaft and main entries. This indicates a rather extensive mine in 1918. The unlocated mines at the back of this report included more than one possibilities as precursors to Liberty Mine, such as Gustav Giebelhausen or Eastern Coal Company. 217,475
Coal Creek Coal Company Coal Creek 1929-1935 128,859
Coal Creek Coal Company Coal Creek 1935-1936 41,996Production after map date
Total Production: 388,330

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.T3 i5.1-4 2-1-1935 1:2400 1:2400 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, depth, thickness.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Tazewell County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ISGS field notes (Tazewell County) - Mine type, slope location, seam.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.T3 i5.1-4 - Slope/shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images

[[:Liberty|Liberty]]These files may not be true to scale and are not georgistered. Map Type: Company
Map ID: 4103.T3 i5.1-4
Company: Coal Creek Coal Company
Mine Name: Liberty
Caption:
Map Date: 02/01/1935
Map Status: Not Final
Image Credit:
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More Info: M3635
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/m3635.zip

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