Mining in the Ridgway Quadrangle
Mining reportedly began in the Ridgway Quadrangle during the Civil War (mine index 4499). The extent of this mine is not known and it is shown as a point on the accompanying map. Four unidentified small mines operated before 1930 in the ilstrat:Herrin Coal and one in the Briar Hill Coal. Mining then ceased in this area until the Wildcat Hills Surface Mine (mine index 1022) opened some surface pits in the southern part of the quadrangle after 1998 and the underground Willow Lake Mine (mine index 1028) extended into this quadrangle.
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Mines that Appear on the Ridgway Quadrangle
Pages in category "Ridgway Quadrangle"
The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total.