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|Alice Mine & Coke Works
(ca.1882- ? ),
Located on the Alice spur off the "June Bug" branch, the Morewood Branch, of the Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Kindi Road, between West Overton and Alverton, at the Village of Alice Mines, East Huntingdon Twp., Westmoreland Co., PA
Owners: (ca.1882- ? ), J. M. Schoonmaker & Company
(ca.1889- ? ), J.M. Shoonmaker Coke Company,
|A section of the ca.1902 15 min. Connellsville, PA Quad
map showing the location of Alice Mine & Coke Works, and the coal patch
town of Alice Mines.
(Map courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C.)
|From the 1889, Pennsylvania Report of the
Inspectors of Mines
Alice Mine: The average amount
of air in circulation per minute was 31,927 cubic feet. During the summer
months this quantity was not sufficient. A large quantity of black-damo (carbonie
acid gas) was given off in the mine and the furnace fird would not burn.
I requested the superintendent to replace the furnace with a fan, which was
done. An air shaft was sunk 44 feet deep; size 10 feet X 10 feet; timbered
with 8" X 10" timber and lined with 2 inch plank. The fan is of the Guibal
pattern, 20 feet in diameter and 6 foot face; size of engine, 16" X 30".
The engine is attached direct to the fan shaft. A test was made of the fan
and at 40 revolutions it produced 63,840 cubic feet, and at 80 revolutions
122,240 cubic feet per minute. There will be no further trouble about air
in this mine. The drainage is fair. Mining Boss, James Eaton.
|"Coal Miners Memorial,
Alice Mine & Coke Works,
Alice Mines, East Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania"
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