Pine Ridge Breaker

Pine Ridge Breaker

Pine Ridge (Algonquin) Breaker  Digitally Watermarked

Pine Ridge (Algonquin) Breaker

Photographer/Illustrator Year Repository
Unknown F.C. Petrillo Collection



Brief Chronology of Mining Developments

Year Month Day Comments
1865 - - The precise dates of opening the mine are not known; it does not appear in the list of mines given by Daddow and Bannan in 1865, but was in full operation by 1867
1867 Nov - Miners accidently set fire to gas pockets underground; dousing the fire failed so the shaft was capped to extinguish it
1867 Nov - Damage to the shaft was found to be severe, requiring many weeks for repairs to be effected, although work in the slope was able to continue
1867 - - Unfortunately when the shaft cap was removed after the fire there was a big explosion in which three men were killed and the top of the building over the shaft was blown off
1867 - - The shaft was 416 ft deep to the Baltimore Vein and there was also a slope to one of the upper veins; the building over the shaft was 100 ft high; the breaker was east of the shaft
1867 - - According to the Scranton Republican, the mine was owned by Charles Parrish, William Conyngham and the Thomas Iron Company
1869 Mar - The Thomas Iron Company purchased Charles Parrish's half share in the mine for about $100,000; the total expenditure to date on the shaft, breaker and for coal as yet unmined was almost $200,000
1872 May 11th An explosion of fire damp caused the death of two men and two others were seriously injured
1873 Apr - The Thomas Iron Company accepted the proposition made by the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company for purchase of the Pine Ridge lease
1893 Oct 1st The Delaware and Hudson lease expired September 30th 1893 and the mine was operated by the Algonquin Coal Company from October 1st.


Production Statistics Table

Year Current Name Tonnage Mined Tonnage Shipped Employees Days Worked Operator
1875 Pine Ridge Colliery 104000 - 265 - Delaware and Hudson
1876 Pine Ridge Colliery 120432 - 328 197.5 Delaware and Hudson
1877 Pine Ridge - - - - Delaware and Hudson
1878 Pine Ridge 114066 105606 391 127.75 Delaware and Hudson
1879 Pine Ridge 93918 88602 228 164 Delaware and Hudson
1880 Pine Ridge 100586 - 261 193.75 Delaware and Hudson
1881 Pine Ridge 135614 - 257 247.25 Delaware and Hudson
1882 Pine Ridge 126422 - 312 247 Delaware and Hudson
1883 Pine Ridge 107348 - 334 223 Delaware and Hudson
1884 Pine Ridge 119226 - 360 197.75 Delaware and Hudson
1885 Pine Ridge 137289 134707 383 199.5 Delaware and Hudson
1886 Pine Ridge shaft 150634 146013 404 193 Delaware and Hudson
1887 Pine Ridge Shaft 202018 198591 468 250.5 Delaware and Hudson
1888 Pine Ridge Shaft 196130 192194 451 253.5 Delaware and Hudson
1889 Pine Ridge Shaft 172662 168635 475 236.5 Delaware and Hudson
1890 Pine Ridge Shaft 180612 174383 446 234 Delaware and Hudson
1891 Pine Ridge 158757 153257 450 209.25 Delaware and Hudson
1892 Pine Ridge Shaft 193847 188168 472 248.75 Delaware and Hudson
1893 Pine Ridge Shaft 5247 5160 352 13.5 Algonquin Coal Company
1893 Pine Ridge Shaft 164611 161156 - 211.5 Delaware and Hudson
1894 Pine Ridge Shaft 186034 183187 476 266.5 Algonquin Coal Company
1895 Pine Ridge Shaft 204045 176455 546 223.2 Algonquin Coal Company
1896 Pine Ridge Shaft 119088 114584 489 142 Algonquin Coal Company
1897 Pine Ridge shafts 136688 132880 431 151 Algonquin Coal Company
1898 Pine Ridge Shaft 122281 118610 455 129 Algonquin Coal Company
1899 Pine Ridge Shaft 217451 194107 559 199.75 Algonquin Coal Company
1900 Pine Ridge Shaft 225174 198219 618 203.25 Algonquin Coal Company
1901 Pine Ridge Shaft 275590 242804 674 246.8 Algonquin Coal Company
1902 Pine Ridge Shaft 76282 60843 0 77 Algonquin Coal Company
1902 Pine Ridge Shaft 49130 34381 583 48.2 Hudson Coal Company