Mine Index 6334   Charles Moran,   Moran Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Bureau unlocated
County: Bureau
Quadrangle: Neponset
County Coal Data: Bureau
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 6334

Company Name: Charles Moran
Mine Name: Moran Mine
Start Date: 1916 End Date: 1933
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown:
Acres after map date: 5 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Bureau 16N 6E 25 SE SE NW
Air shaft Bureau 16N 6E 25 Not shown on accompanying map, but was said to be 280 feet east of the shaft.


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 12-66 4.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported

The roof was black shale. Horsebacks up to 6 feet thick cut through the seam at an angle. Many slips were noted, with no preferred orientation. The floor was 3 inches to 1 foot of fire clay above limestone.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Nelson and Moran Nelson and Moran 1916-1918 4,629
Mike Moran and Sons Moran 1918-1932 Idle 1921; mines producing less than 10,000 tons were not reported in 1922; idle 1929; mines producing less than 1,000 tons per year were not reported from 1930 to 1932. 13,974
Charles Moran Moran 1933-1933 1,555
Total Production: 20,158

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS field notes (P. MacClintock) 1922 (text only) 1:24000 Point plotted onto 1:24,000 USGS topographic map and digitized. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Bureau County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ISGS field notes (Bureau County) - Mine type, shaft locations, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

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