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American Metal Climax, Inc. (AMAX) added coal production to its diverse mining, metals, and energy concerns on November 1,1969 through a mutually approved merger with Ayrshire Collieries Corporation of Indiana. Ayrshire boasted a long and productive lineage, originating with the first mines established by Scottish immigrant, David Ingle, in the early 1850s near Evansville, Indiana. The Ayrshire name persisted through subsequent purchases of mine shafts by Electric Shovel Coal Corporation in 1927 and a merger with the Patoka Coal Company in 1939, but was rebranded as AMAX Coal Company on January 1, 1972. It became America's third-largest coal producer by 1975. Drilling records in this collection relate to the company's...
Photocopies of mine maps and data sheets with some film of mines used to compile the Indiana Coal Mine Information System (CMIS) which is a publicly accessible online map viewer ( for historical coal mining information in Indiana.
Indiana Geological Survey coal analysis sample locations plotted on USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles for Indiana. Points correlate to IGS Coal Analysis either in red binders or copied to the Indiana Geological Survey Coal Quality Database, Report of Progress 40, 2012.

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