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Ronald Klass

Typed and cataloged field notes stored in map library. Digitally cataloged on our website in the library section but you must then access the physical collection which is organized by county, then by section. A small percentage of the collection was scanned several years ago but there is no connection to the catalog.
Historical company names, mine names, mine location, seam mined, years of operation, etc. for documented coal mines in Illinois, as well as coverages of mine outlines and shaft/slope/drift/tipple locations. Most of this information is available online as maps and reports at Coal Mine and historical mined area data
Cuttings collection stored in the Annex (Geologic Samples Library), consisting of cuttings from mostly oil and water wells throughout Illinois. Samples are generally taken at 5 or 10 foot intervals.
Map Library collection; includes reference maps, working maps, published maps, historical maps. Map Library Collection Digitally cataloged on our website in the library section, but you must then visit the map library to view.
State and Basin-wide coal crop/extent, thickness, depth, elevation, quality, availability for mining, and mined area GIS layers and metadata. The maps/digital files used for these studies were compiled from data obtained from a variety of public and private sources and have varying degrees of completeness and accuracy. The maps are designed for regional assessment and have a resolution of 1:500,000. Features or details of features smaller than about one-half mile across may not be accurately portrayed or may be omitted altogether. Much of this information is available online at Coal resource GIS data for Illinois and Illinois Basin The base data reside in the...
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