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Athens County Mine Inspections 1910

Posted by JRW on February 21, 2011

Annual report of the chief inspector of mines for the year ending Dec 31, 1910

Issue 36

By Ohio. Inspector of Mines

THIRD DISTRICT.

John L. Mcdonald.

Composed Of Athens County.

Hon.. Geo. Harrison6, Chief Inspector of Mines. Columbus, Ohio.

Dear Sir:—I herewith submit the annual report of the Third Mining District of Ohio, for the year beginning January 1, 1910, and ending December 31, 1910.

The district is composed of Athens County, the mines are operated in the number 6, 7 and 8 seams of coal, the number 6 varying from 4 to 6} ft. in thickness, consisting in the main of shaft mining, at a depth of from 80 to 450 ft., has formerly been overlayed with a splint coal top, but has been gradually developing into a very bad white slate top, which is full of slips and joints, rendering the occupation of the miner more hazardous, and great vigilance will have to be exercised on the part of both miner and the management, and with an increased cost of mining, to be mined with any reasonable degree of safety. The No. 7 seam is about 4 ft. in thickness, and is being developed mainly in Trimble township, on the Hocking Valley side, where it is mined in the hill tops. Two new mines have been opened in the No. 7 seam during the year, operations being comparatively small as compared with the No. 6 seam. The No. 8 seam is not very extensively worked, on account of poor transportation and a large amount of refuse found in the vein. This seam is from 5 to 9 ft. in thickness, separated with a natural strata of 15 inches of slate in the middle, and a large amount of other impurities. The mines, with the exception of a few small ones, are equipped with electric mining machinery. Rope and motor haulage, with large steam driven fans, are installed at most of the mines, with sufficient capacity to produce the required amount of ventilation, and is well distributed into the inner sections, when brick or substantial material is used for that purpose, except in mines which are rapidly being exhausted.

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Mass Meeting (Union)

Posted by JRW on January 24, 2011

From New Straitsville Independent, Thursday, June 7, 1883

A Mass Meeting

A Mass Meeting was held here on Friday last for the purpose of discussing the double check system that the operators purpose introducing in Straitsville. It ,as being the rule in Straitsville Mines heretofore, when two men worked in a room that both men used the same check on the bank car, and at the end of each month the coal filled would be equally divided by both parties , each one paying his share of expenses and standing his share of docks that may accrue during the month, which seemed to be agreeable to the miners. Now comes the question as to whether the double check system will work or not.  A portion of the mines in the lower valley have been working under the double check system for some time and were satisfied until it was introduced in Straitsville, then it must be broken up and Straitsville men must do it.  The meeting was called to order by the chairman and after carefully discussing the double check system it was RESOLVED:-That all miners working under the syndicate and other companies oppose any such proposition made by the operators.

Also that the Chairman appoint a committee of two to attend the convention that was to take place in the M.P. Church at 1 o’clock notifying them of the result of the Mass Meeting.  The meeting then adjourned.

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Carbon Hill Depot

Posted by JRW on January 24, 2011

Carbon Hill

DO-PH- 621

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