Carbon Coal Company, 1930, Overview
The mine is located in Section 35, Township 19 North, Range 2 West. The mine is opened by a slope driven on the pitch and a drift driven on the strike of the seam. The mine is worked on the room and pillar plan. This mine is being opened in a new coal field near the town of La Ventana, Sandoval County, New Mexico. The work during the year has been development of the mine and construction of railroad spur and tipple. The coal is gathered in the mine by mules and a gasoline hoist hauls the coal from the parting to the tipple. Punching machines driven by air are used to mine the coal. The mine worked 264 days during the year employing 8 day men in the mine and 2 men on top. 4,836 tons of coal were mined. The machines mined 2,530 tons. 2,777 tons of coal were sold in Bernalillo and Albuquerque at an average price of $2.18 per ton f. o. b. mine.
G. A. Kaseman, General Manager, Albuquerque, New Mexico
John James, General Superintendent, Albuquerque, N. M.
1. "CARBON COAL COMPANY", Nineteenth Annual Report of the State Inspector of Coal Mines to the Governor of New Mexico, New Mexico, 1930, Page 50.
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