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Coal Mines of Rock Island County, Illinois
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1877 Rock Island County Coal Report of the Inspector of Coal Mines - List of Mines 11
 
Rural
Joseph Sackfleld
 
Coal Valley
Coal Valley Mining Co.
Cable & Wilson
Black Diamond Coal Co.
Some small mines on the Coal Valley Mining Co.'s land.
Parks & Hillier
Barnard, Lee & Campbell
New Diamond Co.
John Pratt
Banner Coal Co.
 
Rock Island
Bailey Davenport
 
Moline
Donald & Brown
Kay & Allison
Witherspoon & Lewis
Park & Anderson

 
Hampton
Hampton Coal Mining Co.
Taylor Williams
Gilchrist & Co.
Ætna Coal Co.
Durfee & Adams
Baker, Lowery & Wightman
Porter Bros.
Samuel Bowles
Mcintosh & Co.
Hyndc & Co.
John Lunding
A. Witherspoon
Sturdevant Bros.
S. Robinson
 
Zuma
Zuma Coal Mining Co.

Aetna Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East
Mine Name Operated By Years
Aetna Coal Mine   Aetna Coal Company   unknown
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5549]

Allison Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, NE SE NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 60 feet with an average coal seam of 2½ feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Allison Coal Mine   William Allison   1883 - 1895
The last production was reported in 1895.
[Source - Nos. 1, 10, ISGS Index # 4926; 17, 18]
 
1893 17 William Allison, Loding - Slope, 30 feet deep, 2½ feet coal seam
1894 1 William Allison, Loding - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1895 18 William Allison, Loding - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam

B. & H. Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
B. & H. Coal Mine   B. & H. Coal Company   1938 - 1940
[Source - No. 10]

Banner Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
- Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 29
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Banner Coal Mine   Banner Coal Company   1895 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index # 4925; 16, 18]
 
1895 18 Banner Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 34 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1896 16 Banner Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1897 2 Banner Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Banner Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam

Baraks & Kuhlman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 28, SE SE NW
An Underground Slope Mine & Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 3.8 feet to 4.7 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
New Mine, Pryce No. 2 Coal Mine   John J. Pryce & Son   1898 - 1912
Kuhlman Coal Mine   Otto Kuhlman   1912 - 1913
Baraks & Kuhlman Coal Mine   Baraks Brothers & Kuhlman   1913 - 1920
The last production was reported in 1920.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 301; 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36]
 
1911 27 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley
1912 28 J. J. Pryce & Son No. 2, Coal Valley - Shaft, 68 feet, 4½ feet
1913 29 - Change of Name -- J. J. Pryce & Son to Otto Kuhlman & Company
1913 29 Otto Kuhlman & Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1914 30 - Change of Name - - Otto Kuhlman to Baraks & Kuhlman
1914 30 Baraks & Kuhlman, Coal Valley - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1915 31 Baraks Brothers & Kuhlman, Coal Valley - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1916 32 Baraks Brothers & Kuhlman, Coal Valley - Slope, 150 feet, 3½ feet
1917 33 Baraks Brothers & Kuhlman, Coal Valley - Slope, 150 feet, 4 feet
1918 34, 1919 35, 1920 36 Baraks Brothers & Kuhlman, Coal Valley

Bardsley & Lee Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bardsley & Lee Coal Mine   Bardsley & Lee   1895 - 1896
[Source - No. 16]
 
1896 16 Bardsley & Lee - Drift, 20 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Beardsley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Beardsley Coal Mine   Joseph Beardsley   1884 - 1886
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4928]

Bennett & Kershaw Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bennett & Kershaw Coal Mine   Bennett & Kershaw   1924 - 1925
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4929]

Bettig & Mosier Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rapids City, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 2.33 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bettig & Mosier Coal Mine   Bettig & Mosier   1883 - 1884
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4930]

Black Diamond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 36, SW NE NW
An Underground Shaft & Slope Mine at a depth of 36 feet to 50 feet with an averge coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Connected underground to the Narrow Gauge Mine (ISGS index #3243).
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Mansil, Battersby & Seville   prior to 1881 - 1884
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1884 - 1889
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Twomley & Lewis   1889 - 1891
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Edwin Twomley   1891 - 1893
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1893 - 1903
The last production was reported in 1903.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, ISGS Index # 4890; 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Mansiol, Battlesbee, & Sabil, Coal Valley - Shaft 60 feet 3½ feet in thickness
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      The Black Diamond shaft gives employment to about fifteen miners in summer and twenty-five in winter. The work underground consists chiefly in drawing pillars. The shafts are connected underground, and both mines are ventilated by one furnace.
Rchard Battersby, Superintendent.
Edwin Twomley, Mine Manager.
 
1890 15 Twomley & Lewis, Coal Valley
1893 17 Edwin Twomley, Coal Valley - Shaft, 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1894 1 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 36 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1896 16 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1897 2 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley - 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5 Black Diamond Coal Company, Coal Valley
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Black Diamond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : East Moline, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Diamond Coal Mine   Black Diamond Coal Company   1935
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5446; 51]
 
1935 51 Black Diamond Coal Company, East Moline

Black Fox Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island (Henry) County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Fox Coal Mine   Black Fox Coal Company   1934
[Source - No. 10]

Black Hawk Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Black Hawk Coal Mine   Black Hawk Coal Company   1917 - 1918
Black Hawk Coal Mine   Black Hawk Coal & Mining Company   1928
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3242; 34, 44]
 
1918 34 Black Hawk Coal Company, Rock Island
1928 44 Black Hawk Coal & Mining Company, Rock Island

Blue Eagle No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NE NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blue Eagle No. 1 Coal Mine   Edward Stoehr   1924 - 1936
The last production was reported in 1936.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3241; 42, 43, 44, 46, 50, 51, 52]
 
1926 42 Stocks Mining Company, Moline
1927 43 Ed. Stoetn, Moline
1928 44 Edward Stocker, Carbon Cliff
1930 46 Ed. Stoehs, R. R. 1, Moline
1934 50, 1935 51 Blue Eagle Coal Mine, Moline
1936 52 Blue Eagle Coal Mine No. 1, Moline

Blue Eagle No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, SW SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 53 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Blue Eagle No. 2 Coal Mine   Blue Eagle Coal Company   1936 - 1937
Blue Eagle No. 2 Coal Mine   Edward Stoehr & Sons   1938 - 1939
Blue Eagle No. 2 Coal Mine   Blue Eagle Coal Company   1940 - 1943
The last production was reported in 1943.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3245; 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 48, 59]
 
1936 52 Blue Eagle Coal Mine No. 2, Moline
1937 53 Blue Eagle Coal Mine, Moline
1938 54 Ed. Stoehr & Sons, Moline
1939 55 Edw. Stoehr & Sons, Moline
1940 56 Blue Eagle Mine, Moline
1941 57 Blue Eagle Coal Company, Moline
1942 58, 1943 59 Blue Eagle Coal Mine, Moline

Bustard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bustard Coal Mine   Henry Bustard   1890 - 1891
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4931]

Carlson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Carlson Coal Mine   John Carlson   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4932; 19]
 
1899 19 John Carlson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Centennial Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NW NW SW
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4900]

Central Illinois Fuel Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 36, NE SW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 64 feet with aa average coal seam of 3¾ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1888 - 1899
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1899 - 1903
Idle in 1902
Volunteer Coal Mine   Volunteer Coal Company
George Somerson, President
  1903 - 1911
Central Illinois Fuel Coal Mine   Central Illinois Fuel Company   1911 - 1913
The last production was reported in 1913.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 302; 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30]
 
1905 22 Volunteer Coal Company, Coal Valley
1906 23, 1907 7 Volunteer Coal Company No. 1, Coal Valley - Shaft, 70 feet, 3½ feet
1908 24 Volunteer Coal Company No. 1, Coal Valley - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1909 25 Volunteer Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 70 feet, 3½ feet
1910 26 Volunteer Coal Company No. 1, Coal Valley - Shaft, 70 feet, 3½ feet
1911 27 Volunteer Coal Company, Coal Valley
1912 28 Central Illinois Fuel Company No. 1, Coal Valley - Shaft, 60 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
1913 29 Central Illinois Fuel Company No. 1, Coal Valley - Shaft, 63 feet, 3½ feet
1914 30 - Abandoned Mines - - Central Illinois Fuel Company No. 1
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Volunteer Coal Mine
1903 Annual Coal Report 5
      A new shaft has been sunk about one mile east of Coal Valley, Rock Island county. A side track will be constructed to connect the mine with the Rock Island and Peoria branch of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific system. The shaft is about 60 feet deep, and will probably go into active operation about Oct. 1, 1903.
 
1904 Annual Coal Report 6 - New Mines
      In the fall of 1903, the Volunteer Coal company sunk a shaft near Coal Valley, Rock Island county, and fully expected to get track connections with the C. R. I. & P. R. R., but up to July, 1904, the branch had not been constructed. It may be put in later, however. The output of the mine will always be quite limited.

Christensen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NE SE SE
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Christensen Coal Mine   Christensen Mining Company   1922 - 1926
The last production was reported in 1926.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4925; 39, 40, 41, 42]
 
1923 39 Christensen Mine, Moline
1924 40 Christensen Mining Company, Moline
1925 41 Chriesteisen Mining Company, Coal Valley
1926 42 Christensen Mining Company, Moline

Clarkson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Bowlesburg (later - Bowling), Rock Island County
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Clarkson Coal Mine   John Clarkson   1881 - 1883
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4934]

Cook Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NE NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 75 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cook Coal Mine   James M. Cook   1894 - 1898
The last production was reported in 1898.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index # 4936; 16, 18]
 
1894 1 James Cook, Hampton - Shaft, 75 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1895 18 James Cook, Hampton - Shaft, 75 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1896 16 James Cook, Happy Hollow, Hampton - Shaft, 75 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1897 2 James M. Cook, Hampton - Shaft, 75 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1898 3 J. M. Cook, Hampton - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
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Cook, (William) Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 22, SE SE SW
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5320]
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Cook Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 32 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cook Coal Mine   Cook Brothers   1908 - 1909
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index #4935; 25]
 
1909 25 Cook Brothers, Hampton - Shaft, 32 feet, 3 feet
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Cook Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
Slope 1 - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 21, NE SE NE
Slope 2 - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 22, NW SW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 90 feet to 100 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Oltman Coal Mine   Charles Oltman   1913 - 1915
Cook & Oltman Coal Mine   Cook & Oltman   1915 - 1916
Cook Coal Mine   David Cook   1916 - 1918
The last production was reported in 1918.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5352; 30, 31, 32, 33, 34]
 
1914 30 - New Mines - - Charles Oltman
1914 30 Charles Oltman, Hampton - Slope, 100 feet, 3½ feet
1915 31 Charles Oltman, Hampton - Slope, 90 feet, 4 feet
1916 32 - Change of Name - - Charles Oltman to Cook & Oltman
1916 32 Cook & Oltman, Hampton - Slope, 100 feet, 4 feet
1917 33 - Change of Name - - Cook and Oltman to David Cook
1917 33 David Cook, Hampton - Slope, 100 feet, 3 feet
1918 34 David Cook, Hampton

Coon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coon Coal Mine   Coon Brothers   1919 - 1920
[Source - No. 10]

Coop Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Coop Coal Mine   Co-operative Coal Company   1912 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4938; 28, 29, 30]
 
1912 28 Coöperative Coal Company, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet, 2½ feet
1913 29 Co-operative Coal Company, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet, 4 feet
1914 30 - Abandoned Mines - - Co-operative Coal Company

County Line Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 1, NW NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 140 feet with a coal seam of 3.67 feet to 5.3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
County Line Coal Mine   Mielke Brothers   1930 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3234; 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58]
 
1931 47 Mielhe Brothers, Coal Valley
1932 48 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley
1933 49 Meelke Brothers, Coal Valley
1934 50, 1935 51, 1937 53, 1938 54, 1939 55 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley
1940 56 Mielke Brothers, County Line Mine, Coal Valley
1941 57 Milkie Brothers, Coal Valley
1942 58 Mulkie Brothers Coal Company, Coal Valley

Cowan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16, NW SW SW
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cowan Coal Mine   Cowan   prior to 1936
[Source - No. 10]
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Cowan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15
Mine Name Operated By Years
Cowan Coal Mine   Cowan   unknown
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7191]

Cox, (J. Bird) Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 10, SE SW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4922]

Cox & Allen Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 20
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1888 - 1889
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Coal Company   1889 - 1893
Kershaw & O'Day Coal Mine   Kershaw & O'Day   1893 - 1895
Kershaw Coal Mine   James Kershaw   1895 - 1898
Glenn Coal Mine   Jeff Glenn   1898 - 1902
Briar Bluff Coal Mine   Briar Bluff Coal Company   1902 - 1906
Cox & Allen Coal Mine   Cox & Allen   1906 - 1907
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7264]

Croft & Briggs Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Bowlesburg (later - Bowling), Rock Island County
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Croft & Briggs Coal Mine   Croft & Briggs   1881 - 1883
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4939]

Curry Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 3¾ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Curry Coal Mine   Michael Curry   1888 - 1892
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4940; 15]
 
1890 15 Michael Curry, Coal Valley

Deardon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Deardon Coal Mine   John Deardon   1896 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 2, 10, ISGS Index # 4942]
 
1897 2 John Deardon, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam

Denbigh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rapids City, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Denbigh Coal Mine   William Denbigh & Company   1888 - 1889
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4943]

Diggett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island (Henry) County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Diggett Coal Mine   Denver N. Diggett   1941
[Source - No. 10]

Donahoo Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :
Main Slope - Henry County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 19, SE SW NW
Air & Escape Shaft - Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 24, NE NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 50 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Witherspoon Coal Mine   John Witherspoon   1906 - 1907
Edwards Coal Mine   D. L. Edwards   1907 - 1908
Donahoo Coal Mine (Henry County)   James L. Donahoo   1908 - 1914
Donahoo Coal Mine (Rock Island County)   J. L. Donahoo Company   1914 - 1917
Donahoo Coal Mine (Henry County)   J. Donahoo   1917 - 1918
The last production was reported in 1917.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 6651; 31, 32, 33]
 
1915 31 - New Mines - - Donahoo Coal Company (in Henry County)
1915 31 Donahoo Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope 25 feet, 5 feet
1916 32 Danahoo Coal Company, Coal Valley - Slope, 25 feet, 5 feet
1917 33 J. L. Donahoo, Coal Valley - Slope, 25 feet, 5 feet

Donald Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 7, NW NW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Donald Coal Mine   George Donald   1884 - 1892
The last production was reported in 1892.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4945]
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Donald Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Bowlesburg (later - Bowling), Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 50 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Bowles & Witherspoon Coal Mine   Bowles & Witherspoon   1883 - 1885
Bowles Coal Mine   Samuel Bowles   1885 - 1886
Donald Coal Mine   Joseph Donald   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5395]

Durfee Coal Mine
An Underground Shaft Mine.
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5550]

Durpee Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NE NW SW
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4899]

Edwards Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 36, SW NE SW
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with aa average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Edwards Coal Mine   David L. Edwards   1883 - 1889
The last production was reported in 1889.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4947]
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Edwards Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Edwards Coal Mine   David Edwards   1896 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 2, 10, ISGS Index # 4948]
 
1897 2 David Edwards, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam
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Edwards Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 36, NE NW SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 16 feet to 35 feet with aa average coal seam of 2½ feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Edwards Coal Mine   D. L. Edwards   1901 - 1906
The last production was reported in 1906.
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 10, ISGS Index # 3255; 21, 22, 23]
 
1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6, 1905 22 D. L. Edwards, Coal Valley
1906 23 D. L. Edwards, Coal Valley - Shaft, 20 feet, 2½ feet

Elite Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, NE NE SE
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Elite Coal Mine   August Frederick   1929
Elite Coal Mine   Frederick Brothers   1930 - 1931
Elite Coal Mine   C. W. Frederick   1932 - 1934
The last production was reported in 1934.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4879; 45, 46, 48, 49, 50]
 
1929 45 August Frederick, Coal Valley
1930 46 Frederick Brothers, Coal Valley
1932 48, 1933 49 C. W. Frederick, Coal Valley
1934 50 Elite Mine, Coal Valley

Eureka Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Undergreound Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Eureka Coal Mine   Eureka Coal Company   1884 - 1887
In the 1884-1885 fiscal year, longwall mining was attempted but the results were unsuccessful and room and pillar mining was resumed.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4949; 13, 14]
 
1884 Annual Coal Report 13 - Eureka Coal Company
      This is a new shaft, sunk since the last county inspector's report. They have got their escapement down and a fan started; they have also fenced their shaft and put safety catches on their cages. It was quite a task to get this company to recognize that the law would be enforced if necessary in the courts, and as a last resort the suspension of the mine would be asked for.
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      The shaft operated by the Eureka Coal Co. is 56 feet deep and went into operation in the spring of 1884. The coal is raised by horse power. The mine was commenced and is worked on the double-entry system, and in this particular is the best conducted mine in the vicinity. Ventilation is obtained by the exhaust from a steam pump, and has so far been sufficient. The long-wall system of mining has been tried during the year, both at this mine and the one operated by the Northern Mining Co., but in both cases the results were unsatisfactory, and the system has been abandoned. An escape shaft is being sunk and will be completed some time in August.
J. A. Shepherd, Superintendent
Michael Gibbons, Mine Manager.

Fotheringham Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
AnUnderground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Devore Coal Mine   Jacob Devore   1883 - 1884
Fotheringham Coal Mine   John Fotheringham   1884 - 1885
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4944]

Fox Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Fox Coal Mine   Henry Fox   1893 - 1895
[Source - Nos. 1, 10, ISGS Index # 4952; 18]
 
1894 1 Henry Fox, Loding - Drift, 25 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1895 18 Henry Fox, Loding - Drift, 25 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam

Ganz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 9, SE SE SW
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zeigler Coal Mine   John Ganz   prior to 1936
[Source - No. 10]

Garland Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Garland Coal Mine   Joseph Garland   1890
[Source - No. 15]
 
1890 15 Joseph Garland, Coal Valley

Gilchrist Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 2, NE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 120 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gilchrist Coal Mine   H. Gilchrist   1872 - 1883
The mine was abandoned because of the poor quality of the coal.
The last production was reported in December 1883.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4904]
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      H. Gilchrist & Co.; Rapids City - Shaft 120 feet 4½ feet

Glanz Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 9
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zeigler Coal Mine   John Glanz   unknown
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7187]

Gregg Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gregg Coal Mine   Douglas Gregg   1898 - 1899
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4956; 19]
 
1899 19 Douglas Gregg, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Gribben & Fields Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Gribben & Fields Coal Mine   Gribben & Fields   1902 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 5, 10, ISGS Index # 5301]
 
1903 5 Gribbin & Fields, Loding

Griffin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 15 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Griffin Coal Mine   George Griffin   1893 - 1895
[Source - Nos. 1, 10, ISGS Index # 5300; 18]
 
1894 1 George Griffin, Loding, - Drift, 15 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 George Griffin, Loding, - Drift, 15 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
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Griffin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 7, NE NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Griffin Coal Mine   Grant Griffin & Company   1905 - 1906
The last production was reported in 1906.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5302; 23]
 
1906 23 Grant Griffen Company, Moline - Shaft, 50 feet, 3½ feet

Groth Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Groth Coal Mine   Groth Brothers   1890 - 1893
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5305; 17]
 
1893 17 Groth Brothers, Moline - Drift, 3 feet coal seam

Grothe Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NW NW SW
A Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Grothe Coal Mine   Grothe Brothers   1898 - 1904
The last production was reported in 1904.
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 10, ISGS Index # 5306; 19, 20, 21]
 
1899 19 Frothe Brothers, Carbon Cliff - Drift, 3 feet coal seam
1900 20 Grothe Brothers, Carbon Cliff - 3 feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21 Groth Brothers, Carbon Cliff
1903 5, 1904 6 Grothe Brothers, Moline

Guckert Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, SW NW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 28 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Guckert & Caswell Coal Mine   Guckert & Caswell   1884 - 1885
Guckert Coal Mine   Guckert Brothers   1885 - 1888
Guckert Coal Mine   Paul Guckert   1888 - 1890
Guckert Coal Mine   Guckert Brothers   1890 - 1892
The last production was reported in 1892.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5308; 14, 15]
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      Guckert & Caswell's mine at Happy Hollow, has been run on a kind of cooperative plan. They have sunk an escapement shaft and put in a small furnace for ventilation during the year.
      Robert Caswell, Manager.
 
1890 15 Paul Guchert, Hampton
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Guckert Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft or Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 56 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Guckert Coal Mine   Guckert Brothers   1894- 1908
Guckert Coal Mine   Otto Guckert   1908- 1909
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5307; 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25]
 
1895 18 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Shaft, 8056 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1896 16 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6, 1905 22 Guckert Brothers, Hampton
1906 23 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet
1907 7 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Slope, 12 feet, 3 feet
1908 24 Guckert Brothers, Hampton - Slope, 18 feet, 3 feet
1909 25 Otto Guckert, Hampton - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet

Hamilton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside No. 2 Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1934
Hamilton Coal Mine   Caleb Hamilton   1935
[Source - No. 10]

Hampton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 22
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hampton Coal Mine   Taylor Williams   1881 - 1884
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5399]
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Taylor Williams; Hampton - Shaft 80 feet 4 feet in thickness
 
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Hampton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hampton Coal Mine   Hampton Coal Company   1908 - 1910
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5309; 25, 26]
 
1909 25, 1910 26 Hampton Coal Company, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet

Hayes Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 1 foot 8 inches in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hayes Coal Mine   Hayes Coal Company   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5309; 19]
 
1898 Annual Coal Report 3
       A drift mine, owned by the Hayes Coal Company, of Mascatine, Iowa, commenced operations, in a small way, in April, 1898. The mine is located on an arm of the Mississippi river, in Buffalo Prairie township, Rock Island county. A tipple has been built, and the coal will be loaded on barges and taken down the river to Muscatine, which will be the principal market. Such, at least, is the present intention of the company, but it is very doubtful whether this mine can be operated successfully; The coal seam is less than two feet thick, and the roof is a rotten black shale, requiring cross bars every two or three feet, even in the entries. Added to this, the mine, owing to its isolated location, can not be operated during the winter months when the river is frozen over. Hence, it is quite safe to infer that the product of this mine will not materially increase the output of Rock Island county.
 
1898 3 Hayes Coal Company (P.O. - Muscatine, Ia.) - Drift, 1 foot 8 inches coal seam
1899 19 Hayes Coal Company (P.O. - Muscatine, Ia.) - Drift, 1 foot 8 inches coal seam

Heagy & Stoddard Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 5, SW NE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 63 feet to 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Heagy & Stoddard Coal Mine   Heagy & Stoddard   1881 - 1884
The last production was reported in 1884.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 3236]
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Heagy & Stoddard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5553]
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Heagy & Stoddard No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15
An Underground Mine.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7190]
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Heagy & Stoddard No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5551]
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No. 4 Coal Mine
Note : This is very likely Heagy & Stoddard, No. 4 Mine.
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, SW NW SW
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5319]
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No. 5 Coal Mine
Note : This is very likely Heagy & Stoddard, No. 5 Mine.
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NE SW NW
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4901]
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Heagy & Stoddard No. 6 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index #5552]
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Heagy & Stoddard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16, SE SE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Heagy & Stoddard Coal Mine   Heagy & Stoddard   prior to 1936
[Source - No. 10]

Highland Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 10, NW NE NW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Highland Coal Mine   Highland Coal & Mining Company   1925 - 1935
The last production was reported in 1935.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3247; 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51]
 
1925 41 Highland Coal & Mining Company, Rock Island
1926 42 Highland Coal Mining Company, Moline
1927 43, 1928 44 Highland Coal & Mining Company, Moline
1929 45 Highland Coal Mining Company, Moline
1930 46, 1931 47, 1932 48, 1933 49, 1934 50 Highland Coal & Mining Company, Moline
1935 51 Highland Coal Mining Company, Moline

Hilliard Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hilliard Coal Mine   George Hilliard   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 10]

Hunky Dory Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, NE SW NE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3.67 to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hunky Dory Coal Mine   Wooley, Peters & Wilson   1932 - 1935
Hunky Dory Coal Mine   Wooley, Peters & Lawson   1936 - 1941
Hunky Dory Coal Mine   Peters & Lawson   1942
Hunky Dory Coal Mine   James Utts & W. Peters   1942 - 1946
The last production was reported in 1946.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3251; 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 ,57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62]
 
1934 50 Wooley, Petris & Wilson, Coal Valley
1935 51 Wooley, Peters & Wilson, Coal Valley
1936 52 Wooley-Petters-Lawson, Coal Valley
1937 53, 1938 54, 1939 55, 1940 56, 1941 57 Wooley-Peters-Lawson, Coal Valley
1942 58 Peters & Lawson, Coal Valley
1942 58, 1943 59 Hunky Dory Mine, Coal Valley
1944 60 Hunky Dory Coal Company, Coal Valley
1945 61 Hunky Dora Coal Mine
1946 62 Hunky Dory Coal Mine, Coal Valley

Hunter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hunter Coal Mine   M. B. Hunter   1904 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5313; 22]
 
1905 22 M. B. Hunter & Company, Moline
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Hunter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hunter Coal Mine   Merrit Hunter   1907 - 1908
Hunter Coal Mine   Hunter Bothers   1908 - 1909
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5314; 24, 25]
 
1908 24 Merrit Hunter, Moline - Drift, . . ., 3 feet
1909 25 Hunter Brothers, Silvis - Slope, 20 feet, 3 feet

Hunter & Lander Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hunter & Lander Coal Mine   Hunter & Lander   1918 - 1920
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5312; 35, 36]
 
1919 35 Hunter & Louder, Carbon Cliff
1920 36 Hunter & Lander, Carbon Cliff

Hynd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 5, SW SW SW
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hynd Coal Mine   John Hynd   1884 - 1886
The last production was reported in 1886.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5315]
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Hynd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 6, SE SE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 60 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hynd Coal Mine   John Hynd   1887 - 1908
The last production was reported in 1908.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5316; 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24]
 
1893 17 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1894 1 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 56 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1896 16 Hynd Coal Company, Loding - Shaft, 54 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1899 19 John Hynd, Loding - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1900 20 John Hynd, Loding - 50 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21 John Hynd, Loding
1903 5, 1904 6, 1905 22 John Hynd & Sons, Loding
1906 23 John Hynd & Son, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1907 7 John A. Hynd, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1908 24 John A. Hynd, Moline - Shaft, 55 feet, 3 feet

Irwin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Irwin Coal Mine   James Irwin   1917 - 1918
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5317; 34]
 
1918 34 James Irwin, Carbon Cliff

Jamieson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jamieson Coal Mine   E. G. Jamieson   1898 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5322; 19]
 
1899 19 E. G. Jamieson, Loding - Drift, 3½ feet coal seam

Jamieson & Allison Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, NW SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jamieson & Allison Coal Mine   Jamieson & Allison   1897 - 1902
The last production was reported in 1902.
[Source - Nos. 3, 4, 10, ISGS Index # 5321; 19, 21]
 
1898 3 Allison & Jamieson, Loding - Shaft, 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 Jamieson & Allison, Loding - Shaft, 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21 Jamieson & Allison, Loding

Jamieson & Donald Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, NW SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 25 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jamieson Coal Mine   E. C. Jamieson   1888 - 1890
Donald & Jamieson Coal Mine   Donald & Jamieson   1890 - 1893
Jamieson Coal Mine   Jamieson Coal Company   1893 - 1897
Jamieson & Donald Coal Mine   Jamieson & Donald   1897 - 1898
The last production was reported in 1898.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5318; 16, 17, 18, 20]
 
1893 17 Donald & Jamieson, Loding - Shaft, 65 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1894 1 Jamieson Coal Company, Loding - Shaft, 35 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 Jamieson Coal Company, Loding - Shaft, 35 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1896 16 Jamieson Coal Company, Loding - Shaft, 65 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 Jamieson Coal Company, Loding - Shaft, 65 feet deep, 2½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Jamieson & Donald, Loding - Shaft, 65 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 J. Amieson & Allison, Loding - 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Jamieson & Irwin Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 58 feet to 65 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Jamieson & Irwin Coal Mine   Jamieson & Irwin   1907 - 1916
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5323; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33]
 
1908 24 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 58 feet, 3 feet
1909 25 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 63 feet, 3 feet
1910 26 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1911 27 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline
1912 28 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 65 feet, 3½ feet
1913 29, 1914 30, 1915 31 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 65 feet, 4 feet
1916 32 Jamieson & Irwin, Moline - Shaft, 65 feet, 3½ feet
1917 33 - Abandoned Mines - - Jamieson & Irwin

Johnson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Johnson Coal Mine   William Johnson   1884 - 1887
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5324]

Kay Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Silvis, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kay Coal Mine   Kay Brothers   1922 - 1925
[Source - Nos. 10; 40]
 
1924 40 Kay Brothers, Silvis
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Kay Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kay Coal Mine   Kay Mining Company   1923 - 1924
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5325; 39]
 
1923 39 Kay Mining Company, East Moline

Kersham & Bennett Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kersham Coal Mine   Charles Kersham   1922 - 1924
Kersham & Bennett Coal Mine   Kersham & Bennett   1924 - 1925
[Source - Nos. 10; 41]
 
1925 41 Kershaw Bennett, Coal Valley

Kleaver Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kleaver Coal Mine   Charles Kleaver   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5326; 19]
 
1899 19 Charles Kleaver, Hampton - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Kollman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rapids City, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Kollman Coal Mine   Fred Kollman   1884 - 1887
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5327]
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      A small shaft, located about one mile southeast of this place, has been operated by Fred Kollman during the year. It was sunk as a prospecting shaft, but the coal found is not satisfactory, and it will probably be abandoned shortly.

Lair & Schroder Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 46 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lair & Schroder Coal Mine   Lair & Schroder   1915 - 1916
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5328; 32, 33]
 
1916 32 - New Mines - - Lair & Schroder
1916 32 Lair & Schroder, Moline - Shaft, 46 feet, 3½ feet
1917 33 - Abandoned Mines - - Lair & Shraeder

Lang & Cowan Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16, NW NW SE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lang & Cowan Coal Mine   Lang & Cowan   prior to 1936
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7189]

Last Dollar Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Last Dollar Coal Mine   Last Dollar Coal Company   1934 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5329; 50, 51]
 
1934 50, 1935 51 Last Dollar Mine, Moline

Lawson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lawson Coal Mine   J. D. Lawson & Company   1910 - 1911
[Source - No. 27]
 
1911 27 J. D. Lawson & Company, Rock Island

Lees Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, SE NW NE
A Drift Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 20 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lees Coal Mine   Thomas Lees   1888 - 1895
Bardsley & Lees Coal Mine   Bardsley & Lees   1895 - 1896
Lees Coal Mine   Thomas Lees   1896 - 1897
The last production was reported in 1897.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 10, ISGS Index # 5331; 15, 17, 18]
 
1890 15 Thomas Lees, Coal Valley
1893 17 Thomas Lees, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam
1894 1 Thomas Lees, Coal Valley - Drift, 15 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 Thomas Lees, Coal Valley - Drift, 15 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1897 2 Thomas Lees, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam

Lewis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Garland Coal Mine   Joseph Garland   1883 - 1890
Cook Coal Mine   William Cook   1890- 1892
Lewis Coal Mine   Ben Lewis   1890 - 1892
Note : This mine pulled the pillars of the Coal Valley Coal Company, which operated before 1883.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4954; 17]
 
1893 17 Ben Lewis, Coal Valley - Slope, 3¾ feet coal seam
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Lewis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift or Shaft Mine at a depth of 17 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lewis Coal Mine   Benjamin K. Lewis   1896 - 1897
[Source - Nos. 2, 10, ISGS Index # 5332; 16]
 
1896 16 B. K. Lewis, Coal Valley - Shaft, 47 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1897 2 Benjamin K. Lewis, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam

Lindloff Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lindloff Coal Mine   Fred Lindloff   1892 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5333; 17]
 
1893 17 Fred Lindloff, Coal Valley, - Drift, 3 feet coal seam

Lindstrand Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as :Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 West, Section 29
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lindstrand Coal Mine   C. T. Lindstrand   unknown
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4892]

Link Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Sunny Hill, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoddard & Summerson Coal Mine   Stoddard & Summerson   1900 - 1903
Moore & Mahlstrom Coal Mine   Moore & Mahlstrom   1903 - 1904
Carlson Coal Mine   Alfred Carlson   1904 - 1905
Link Coal Mine   Axel E. Link   1905 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 5, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 4933; 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27]
 
1902 21, 1903 5, Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley
1905 22 Alfred Carlson, Coal Valley
1906 23 Axel E. Link, Sunny Hill - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1907 7 Axel E. Link, Sunny Hill - Slope, 20 feet, 4 feet
1908 24, 1909 25 Axel E. Link, Sunny Hill - Slope, 20 feet, 3½ feet
1910 26 Axel E. Link, Sunny Hill - Slope, 25 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
1911 27 Axel Link, Sunny Hill

Linn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Linn Coal Mine   Frank Linn   1897 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5336]
 
1898 3 Frank Linn, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam

Linsley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Linsley Coal Mine   Jonathon Linsley   1898 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5335; 19]
 
1899 19 Jonathon Linsley, Coal Valley - Shaft, 50 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam

Little Smoke Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Little Smoke Coal Mine   George Roberts   1934
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5363; 50]
 
1934 50 George W. Roberts, Coal Valley

Lloyd Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Bowlesburg (later - Bowling), Rock Island County
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lloyd Coal Mine   J. Lloyd   1881 - 1883
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5337]

Loding Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, NE NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 20 feet to 30 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loding Coal Mine   John Loding   1887 - 1894
Loding Coal Mine   Mrs. John Loding   1894 - 1897
Loding Coal Mine   Loding Brothers   1897 - 1898
The last production was reported in 1898.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5339; 16, 17, 18]
 
1893 17 John H. Loding, Loding - Slope, 20 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1894 1 John A. Loding, Loding - Slope, 20 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 Mrs. John Loding, Loding - Slope, 20 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1896 16 Mrs. John Loding, Loding - Slope, 20 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 Mrs. John Loding, Loding - Slope, 20 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Loding Brothers, Loding - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
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Loding Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 67 feet to 75 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loding Coal Mine   Loding Brothers   1897 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 10, ISGS Index # 5340; 19, 20, 21]
 
1899 19 Loding Brothers, Loding - Shaft, 67 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1900 20 Loding Brothers, Loding - 67 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6 Loding Brothers, Loding
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Loding Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Loding Coal Mine   Charles A. Loding   1904 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5338; 22, 23, 24]
 
1905 22 Charles A. Loding, Moline
1906 23, 1908 24 Charles A. Loding, Moline - Shaft, 30 feet, 3 feet

Lucky Strike Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 12, NW SW NE
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lucky Strike Coal Mine   Lucky Strike   1936
The last production was reported in 1936.
Records show that this mine produced a total of 8 tons.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3248; 52]
 
1936 52 Lucky Strike Mine, Moline

Lyons Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
An Underground Mine with a coal seam of 4 reet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Lyons Coal Mine   Lyons Brothers   1899 - 1900
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5341; 20]
 
1900 20 Lyons Brothers, Coal Valley - 4 feet coal seam

Mangleson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, SW NW NW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Mangleson Coal Mine   Charles Mangleson   1895 - 1898
The last production was reported in 1898.
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5342; 16]
 
1896 16 Charles Mangleson, Happy Hollow, Hampton - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 Charles Mangleson, Hampton - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1898 3 Charles Mangleson, Hampton - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam

McCarty Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 4, NE NW NE
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with an averagew coal seam of 2 feet to 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McCarty Coal Mine   Patrick McCarty   1883 - 1891
The last production was reported in 1891.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5343]

McCraney No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 36, SW SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McCraney No. 2 Coal Mine   McCraney Sand & Gravel Company   1918 - 1921
The last production was reported in 1921.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3256; 35, 36, 37]
Note : McCraney No. 1 Coal Mine is in Mercer County.
 
1919 35, 1920 36 McCraney Sand & Gravel Company, Coal Valley
1921 37 McCraney Sand & Gravel Company No. 2, Coal Valley - 40 feet

Miracle Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : East Moline, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East
An Underground Mine
Mine Name Operated By Years
Miracle Coal Mine   Miracle Coal Mining Company   1940
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5414; 56]
 
1940 56 Miracle Coal Mining Company, East Moline

Moros Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moros Coal Mine   John Moros   1886 - 1888
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5347]

Moss Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 30 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moss Coal Mine   William Moss   1883 - 1888
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5348]

Murphy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Murphy Coal Mine   Thomas Murphy   1883 - 1886
This mine pulled the pillars of the Coal Valley Coal Company, which operated before 1883.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5349]

Narrow Gauge Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, SW SW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Connected underground to the Black Diamond Mine (ISGS index #4890)
Mine Name Operated By Years
Narrow Gauge Coal Mine   Mansil, Battersby & Seville   prior to 1882 - 1884
Narrow Gauge Coal Mine   Mansil & Battersby   1884 - 1885
The last production was reported in 1885.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 3243]
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      Two shafts are operated at this place by the Black Diamond Coal Company. The mine known as the "Narrow Gauge" was closed early in the spring, and will remain so until fall, when it will be started up again. The product of this mine is consumed or sold in Moline, to which city it is taken by a small locomotive over a narrow gauge track.
 
1887 Annual Coal Report 15
      Mansill and Battersby's "Narrow Guage" shaft, has not been in operation for two years, owing to the low prices prevailing in Moline, at which place the total product of this mine has been consumed.,

Northern Coal Mine, B & C Shafts
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 62 feet to 65 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Northern Coal Mine, B & C Shafts   Northern Mining Company   1884 - 1892
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5350; 14, 15]
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      The mine operated by the Northern Mining Co. The opening is a shaft about 65 feet deep, and the coal is raised by steam a single engine and two steam boilers being used for that purpose. The seam will scarcely average 3½ feet in thickness, and like the same seam at all the other mines in this vicinity, is subject to considerable variation in thickness. The seam is also undulating, either rising or dipping very rapidly, making drainage always difficult and often unsatisfactory. A ventilating fan is ordered and will be in position some time during the latter part of August. This will greatly improve the ventilation, which has been rather defective at this mine heretofore. A narrow-gauge horse track, three miles in length, has been constructed from the mine to Port Byron Junction, where the coal is loaded on railroad coal cars, and from this point can be transported over the C., R. I. & P., C., B. & Q. and C., M. & St. P. railroads. This arrangement will have a decided tendency to increase the production of coal at this mine, which has heretofore depended exclusively on teams as a means of transportation.
      A. E. Stoddard, Superintendent
      David Wallace, Mine Manager.
 
1890 15 Northern Mining Company, Hampton

Odendahl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NW SE SW
An Underground Slope Mine with aa average coal seam of 3.8 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Griffin Coal Mine   Joseph Griffin Coal Company   1917 - 1919
Griffin Coal Mine   Griffin Brothers   1919 - 1920
Nelson & Goffin Coal Mine   Nelson & Goffin   1920 - 1922
Griffin & Odendahl Coal Mine   Griffin & Odendahl   1922 - 1924
Odendahl Coal Mine   Herbert Odendahl   1924 - 1926
The last production was reported in 1926.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3238; 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42]
 
1918 34 Joseph Griffin, Carbon Cliff
1919 35 Griffin Coal Company, Carbon Cliff
1920 36 Griffin Brothers, Carbon Cliff
1921 37 Nelson & Goffin, Moline
1923 39 Griffin & Odendahl, Moline
1924 40 Odendahl & Griffin, Moline
1925 41 Herbert Odendahl, Moline
1926 42 Hubert Odendahl, Moline
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Odendahl Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Odendahl, Smith & Sill Coal Mine   Odendahl, Smith & Sill   1934 - 1935
Odendahl Coal Mine   Hubert Odendahl   1936
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5351; 50, 51, 52]
 
1934 50 Odendahl Mine, Moline
1935 51 Odendahl-Smith-Sill, Moline
1936 52 Hubert Odendahl, Moline

Oltman Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NW NW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 40 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Oltman Coal Mine   J. F. Oltman   1906 - 1907
The last production was reported in 1907.
[Source - Nos. 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5353]
 
1907 7 J. F. Oltman, Hampton - Shaft, 40 feeet, 3 feet

Parker Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Milan, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 53 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Parker Coal Mine   William Parker & Son   1895 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, ISGS Index # 5354;16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
 
1893 17 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 52 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1894 1 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 52 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1895 18 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 52 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1896 16 William Parker & Son, Milan - 53 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 53 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 53 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 William Parker, Milan - Shaft, 53 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 William Parker, Milan - 53 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5 William Parker, Milan

Patterson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine at a depth of 35 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Patterson Coal Mine   John T. Patterson   1897 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 3, 10, ISGS Index # 5357; 19]
 
1898 3 John T. Patterson, Coal Valley - Drift, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 John T. Patterson, Coal Valley - Shaft, 35 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
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Patterson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 75 feet with a coal seam of 3¼ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Patterson Coal Mine   George Patterson   1910 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5355; 27]
 
1911 27 George Patterson, Carbon Cliff

Pomperine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooly Coal Mine   Thomas Wooly   1889 - 1890
Pomperine Coal Mine   William Pomperine   1890 - 1891
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5404]

Porter & Anderson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Griffin Coal Mine   G. W. Griffin   1889 - 1890
Porter & Anderson Coal Mine   Porter & Anderson Brothers   1890 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3244; 17]
 
1893 17 Porter & Anderson, Moline - Drift, 3½ feet coal seam

Porterville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at depth of 55 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness..
Mine Name Operated By Years
Porterville Coal Mine   Porterville Coal Company   1903 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 6, 10, ISGS Index # 5360]
 
1904 6 Porterville Coal Company, Moline

Posten Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 10, SE SW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zeigler Coal Mine   Zeigler Brothers   1904 - 1906
Zeigler Coal Mine   Fred Zeigler   1906 - 1907
Posten Coal Mine   M. W. Posten & Son   1907 - 1909
The last production was reported in 1909.
[Source - Nos. 7, 10, ISGS Index # 3246; 22, 23, 24, 25]
 
1905 22 Zeigler Brothers, Coal Valley
1906 23 Zeigler Brothers, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet, 3½ feet
1907 7 Fred Zeigler, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet, 3½ feet
1908 24 M. W. Posten & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet, 3 feet
1909 25 M. W. Posten & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet, 3 feet 4 inches

Poston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Loding, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Moline Coal Mine   Moline Coal Mining Company   1908 - 1914
Poston & Stocks Coal Mine   Poston & Stocks   1914 - 1925
Poston & Stoehr Coal Mine   Poston & Stoehr   1915 - 1916
Moline Coal Mine   Moline Coal Mining Company   1916 - 1918
Poston Coal Mine   Poston & Son   1918 - 1920
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5345; 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36]
 
1909 25 Moline Coal Mining Company, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
1910 26 Moline Coal Company, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3 feet
1911 27 Moline Coal Company, Moline
1912 28, 1913 29 Moline Coal Company, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1914 30 Moline Coal Company, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 4 feet
1915 31 - Change of Name - - Moline Mining Company to Poston & Stocks
1915 31 Poston & Stocks, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1916 32 Poston & Stoehr, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1917 33 Moline Coal Mining Company, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3½ feet
1919 35, 1920 36 Poston & Son, Moline
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Poston Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Poston Coal Mine   Poston & Son   1919 - 1920
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5361]

Poston & Wynn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Poston & Wynn Coal Mine   Poston & Wynn   1818 - 1919
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5362; 35]
 
1919 35 Poston & Winn, Coal Valley

Progressive Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NW NW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 58 feet to 63 feet with an average coal seam of 3.33 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Progressive Coal Mine   Progressive Coal Company   1933 - 1936
This mine reworked and pulled pillars from the Stoehr & Shadt Mine (ISGS index #3240).
The last production was reported in 1936.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 6665; 49, 50, 51, 52]
 
1933 49 Progressive Coal Company, Moline
1934 50 Progressive Coal Mine, Moline
1935 51 Progressive Mine, Moline
1936 52 Progressive Coal Mine, Moline

Pryce No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 28
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pryce No. 1 Coal Mine   John Pryce   1884 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 1, 10, ISGS Index #5411; 15, 17]
 
1890 15 John Price, Coal Valley
1893 17 John Pryce, Coal Valley - Shaft, 75 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1894 1 John Pryce, Coal Valley - Slope, 75 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
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Pryce No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 68 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pryce No. 2 Coal Mine   John Pryce   1884 - 1905
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, ISGS Index #5411; 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26]
 
1899 19 John J. Pryce, New Mine No. 2, Coal Valley - Shaft, 25 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1900 20 John J. Pryce, Mine No. 2, Coal Valley - 40 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1901 4 John J. Pryce, No. 2, Coal Valley
1902 21 John J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley
1903 5, 1904 6 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley
1905 22 J. J. Pryce & Son No. 2, Coal Valley
1906 23 John J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 68 feet, 4¼ feet
1907 7 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 68 feet, 4¼ feet
1908 24 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
1909 25 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 60 feet, 4½ feet
1910 26 J. J. Pryce & Son No. 2, Coal Valley - Shaft, 68 feet, 4 feet
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Pryce No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft or Slope Mine at a depth of 120 feet to 125 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4.83 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pryce No. 3 Coal Mine   J. J. Pryce & Son   1908 - 1909
Eureka Coal Mine   Eureka Coal Company   1909 - 1911
Pryce & Sievers Coal Mine   Pryce & Sievers Coal Company   1911 - 1912
Pryce Coal Mine   J. J. Pryce & Company   1912 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4950; 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30]
 
1909 25 J. J. Pryce & Son & Company No. 3, Coal Valley - Shaft, 120 feet, 4 feet 10 inches
1910 26 Eureka Coal Company, Coal Valley - 125 feet, 4½ feet
1911 27 Eureka Coal Comapny, Coal Valley
191228 Pryce & Severs Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 120 feet, 4½ feet
1913 29 - Change of Name -- Pryce & Severs to J. J. Pryce & Company
1913 29 J. J. Pryce & Son, Coal Valley - Shaft, 122 feet, 4 feet
1914 30 - Abandoned Mines - - J. J. Pryce Coal Company
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Pryce Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 34, SE NW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 122 feet with an average coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce Coal Company   1913 - 1917
Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce-Sievers Coal Company   1917 - 1918
Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce Coal Company   1918 - 1920
Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce & Sievers   1920 - 1922
Pryce Coal Mine   John W. Pryce Coal Company   1922 - 1924
The last production was reported in 1924.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3331; 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40]
 
1914 30 - New Mines - - Pryce Coal Company
1914 30 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 122 feet, 4 feet
1915 31 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 122 feet, 4 feet
1915 31 - Improvements
      The Pryce Coal Company at Coal Valley has installed a 100 K. W. generator direct connected with a 14" by 14" steam engine of modern type. This power is being used to drive a large mining machine to undercut the coal; later on it is intended to drive the fan and the shop machines electrically instead of each being driven by a separate engine. This is one of the most modernly equipped local mines in the State and far surpasses many of the shipping mines in equipment and machinery.
1916 32 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 123 feet, 4 feet
1917 33 - Abandoned Mines - - Pryce Coal Company
1917 33 - New Mines - - Pryce Coal Company
1917 33 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 122 feet, 4 feet
1918 34 Pryce Sievers Coal Company, Coal Valley
1919 35, 1920 36 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley
1921 37 Pryce & Sievers, Coal Valley
1922 38 Pryce-Sievers Coal Company, Coal Valley
1923 39 Pryce Coal Company, Coal Valley
1924 40 John M. Pryce, Coal Valley
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Pryce Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 34, SE SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 87 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce Mining Company   1934 - 1947
The last production was reported in 1947.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3254; 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62]
 
1934 50, 1935 51 Pryce Mining Company, Coal Valley
1936 52 Pryce Mining Company, Coal Valley
1937 53, 1938 54, 1939 55 Pryce Coal Mine, Coal Valley
1940 56, 1941 57, 1942 58 Bryce Coal Mine, Coal Valley
1943 59 Price Coal Company, Coal Valley
1944 60, 1945 61, 1946 62 Pryce Coal Mine, Coal Valley
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Old Pryce Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 3
An Underground Slope Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Old Pryce Coal Mine   Pryce Coal Company   1899
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4953; 19]
 
1899 19 John J. Pryce, Old Mine No. 1, Coal Valley - Slope, 40 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam

Rawalt Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rawalt Coal Mine   Rawalt Coal Company   1932 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 3250; 48, 49, 50, 51]
 
1932 48, 1933 49, 1934 50, 1935 51 Rawalt Coal Company, Coal Valley

Rodemsky Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rodemsky Coal Mine   William Rodemsky   1920 - 1921
[Source - No. 10]

Roseman / Rosemond Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet to 75 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Roseman Coal Mine
Rosemond Coal Mine
  Charles Roseman   1907 - 1912
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5365; 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29]
 
1908 24 Charles Rosemond, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 55 feet, 3 feet
1909 25, 1910 26 Charles Rosemond, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 40 feet, 3½ feet
1911 27 Charles Roseman, Carbon Cliff
1912 28 Charles Rosemon, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 75 feet, 4 feet
1913 29 - Abandoned Mines - - Charles Rosemon, Carbon Cliff

Rosemond & Gainey Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rosemond & Gainey Coal Mine   Rosemond & Gainey   1905 - 1906
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5364; 23]
 
1906 23 Rosemond & Gainey, Carbon Hill - Slope, 12 feet, 2½ feet

Rural Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 3, NW NW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 140 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Rural Coal Mine   Rural Coal Company
B. Posten, Operator
M. W. Preston, Owner
  1923 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 3235; 39 thru 60 incl.]
 
1923 39, 1924 40, 1925 41, 1926 42, 1927 43, 1928 44, 1929 45, 1930 46, 1934 50, 1935 51
Rural Coal Company, Coal Valley
1936 52, 1937 53, 1938 54, 1939 55, 1940 56, 1941 57 Rural Coal Company, Coal Valley
1942 58 Rural Coal Company, R. F. D. 2, Coal Valley
1943 59 Rural Coal Mine, Coal Valley
1944 60 Rural Coal Company, Coal Valley

Sackville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 2 feet.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sackville Coal Mine   Joseph Sackville   1883 - 1888
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5366]
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Sackville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 2 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sackville Coal Mine   William Sackville   1890 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5367; 17]
 
1893 17 William Sackville, Coal Valley - Drift, 3½ feet coal seam
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Sackville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 28
An Underground Shaft Mine at adepth of 52 feet to 80 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sackville Coal Mine   James Sackville   1896 - 1901
Sackville Coal Mine   Sackville Brothers   1901 - 1908
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 10, ISGS Index # 4884; 16, 19, 20]
 
1896 16 James Sackville, Coal Valley - Shaft, 52 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1897 2 James Sackville, Coal Valley - Shaft, 52 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1898 3 James Sackville, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 James Sackville, Coal Valley - Shaft, 80 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 James Sackville, Coal Valley - 60 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4 James Sackville, Coal Valley
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1903 Annual Coal Report 5
Shaft Tower Destroyed by Fire.
      On the night of October 26, 1902, the tower and engine room and boiler shed of the Sackville Bros, local mine, near Coal Valley, Rock Island county, were destroyed by fire; the loss was about $1,500. The property was fully insured. New buildings were created and completed in about ten days after the fire.
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Sackville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 28, SE SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 56 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sackville Coal Mine   Sackville Brothers   1900 - 1908
The last production was reported in 1908.
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5369; 21, 22, 23, 24]
 
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6, 1905 22 Sackville Brothers, Coal Valley
1906 23, 1907 7 Sackville Brothers, Coal Valley - Shaft, 55 feet, 4 feet
1908 24 Sackville Brothers, Coal Valley - Shaft, 55 feet, 3½ feet
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Sackville Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sackville Coal Mine   James Sackville   1917 - 1918
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5368; 34]
 
1918 34 James Sackville, Carbon Cliff

Section One Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 16 North, Range 1 West, Section 1, SE NE SW
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 60 feet to 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3.67 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Section One Coal Mine   Frederick & Gramenz   1911 - 1920
idle       1920
Section One Coal Mine   F. W. Sauerman   1920 - 1921
Section One Coal Mine   Mielke Brothers   1923 - 1930 (? 1937)
The last production was reported in 1930.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 234; 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46]
 
1912 28 Fredrick & Granlerz, Coal Valley - Slope, 40 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1913 29 Fredrick & Gramenez, Coal Valley - Slope, 40 feet, 4 feet
1914 30, 1915 31, 1916 32 Fredrick & Gramenez, Coal Valley - Drift, 160 feet, 4 feet
1917 33 Fredrick & Gramenz, Coal Valley - Slope, 60 feet, 4 feet
1918 34, 1919 35 Fredrick & Gramenz, Coal Valley
1921 37 F. W. Sauerman, Coal Valley
1924 40, 1925 41 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley
1926 42, 1927 43, 1928 44, 1929 45 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley
1930 46 Mielhe Brothers, Coal Valley
 
1936 52, 1937 53 Mielke Brothers, Coal Valley

Shady Lane Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 24, SW NW SE
An Underground Slope Mine. 3 slopes - Main, Air, & Old.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Shady Lane Coal Mine   Shady Lane Coal Company
Operated by James P. Utts
  1941 - 1942
The last production was reported in 1942.
The production was reported from Henry County, but the slopes are all in Rock Island County.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 3249]

Sikes Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sikes Coal Mine   C. E. Sikes   1910 - 1911
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5370; 27]
 
1911 27 C. E. Sikes, Hampton

Silvis Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 5, NE NE NE
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet to 80 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Porter & Silvis Coal Mine   Porter & Silvis   prior to 1881 - 1883
Silvis Coal Mine   Silvis Brothers   1883 - 1892
Silvis Coal Mine   Silvis & Silvis   1892 - 1898
Silvis Coal Mine   Sharp Silvis   1898 - 1900
Silvis Coal Mine   T. S. Silvis   1898 - 1901
The last production was reported in 1901.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, ISGS Index # 3237; 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]
 
Note : In 1877 Porter Brothers were operating a coal mine.
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Porter & Silvis, Hampton - Shaft 70 feet 3 feet in thickness
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      The shaft operated by Silvis Bros, is 80 feet in depth, and the coal is raised by horse power, a steam pump being in use to raise the water. This mine is not in good condition generally. The ventilation is defective, and a new air-shaft will have to be added before the defect can be permanently remedied. The operator promises to have new guides put in the shaft, and the water removed from the traveling way between the escape and hoisting shafts as soon as possible, and to add an air chamber to his hoisting shaft early in the spring.
      R. S. Silvis, Manager.
 
1890 15 Silvis Brothers, Carbon Cliff
1893 17 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 15 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1894 1 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 15 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1895 18 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 15 feet deep, 3痮 feet coal seam
1896 16 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 65 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1897 2 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 35 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1898 3 Silvis & Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 35 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1899 19 Sharp Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Slope, 35 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1900 20 Sharp Silvis, Carbon Cliff - 35 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1901 4 T. S. Silvis, No. 1, Carbon Cliff
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Silvis No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NE NE SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 90 feet to 94 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Silvis No. 2 Coal Mine   T. S. Silvis   1900 - 1907
The last production was reported in 1907.
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 3239; 21, 22, 23]
 
1901 Annual Coal Report 4 - New Mines
      Mine No. 2, operated by T. S. Silvis, near Carbon Cliff, Rock Island county has been put into operation during the year. The coal produced at this mine is shipped over the Davenport, Rock Island and Northwestern railroad. This road has been built quite recently from Rock Island to the northern border of Rock river, where Slivis' mine is located, which is the terminal of the road. It is now controlled by the Burlington management.
 
1901 4 T. S. Silvis, No. 2, Carbon Cliff
1902 21, 1903 5, 1905 22 Silvis Mining Company No. 2, Carbon Cliff
1906 23 T. S. Silvis, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 90 feet, 4 feet
1906 Annual Coal Report 23 - Mines Abandoned
      The mine operated by the Silvis Mining Company, near Carbon Cliff, in Rock Island county, having railroad connection with the Davenport, Rock Island & Northern R. R., was abandoned as a shipping mine in September, 1905, and the railroad tracks taken up. It is now operated as a local mine by T. S. Silvis. It is not likely that it will be operated again as a shipping mine.
1907 7 T. S. Silvis, Silvis - Shaft, 90 feet, 3½ feet

Smith Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, SE SE SW
A Drift Mine with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Coal Mine   Len Smith   circa 1921
Len Smith re-opened a mine that reputedly operated for a few years in the 1860s.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4916]
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Smith Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Smith Coal Mine   Charles F. Smith   1926 - 1927
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5371; 42, 43]
 
1926 42 Charles P. Smith, East Moline
1927 43 C. F. Smith, Coal Valley

Stephens Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stephens Coal Mine   John Stephens   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5463]

South Rock Island Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 70 feet to 85 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
South Rock Island Coal Mine   South Rock Island Coal Company   1912 - 1914
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5372; 28, 29, 30]
 
1912 28 South Rock Island Coal Company, Rock Island - Slope, 85 feet, 4 feet
1913 29 South Rock Island Coal Company, Rock Island - Slope, 70 feet, 3½ feet
1914 30 - Abandoned Mines - - South Rock Island Coal Company

Stoddard & Barr Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoddard & Barr Coal Mine   Stoddard & Summerson   circa 1896
[Source - No. 16]
 
1896 Annual Coal Report 16
      In Rock Island county, near Blossomburg, Stoddard & Barr have opened up the old Park & Hilliar mine and are driving entry into a new field of coal. They are employing 15 men and expect to increase the force to 50 this fall.

Stoddard & Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 30 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoddard & Summerson Coal Mine   Stoddard & Summerson   1904 - 1909
[Source - Nos. 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5374; 22, 23, 24, 25]
 
1905 22 Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley
1906 23 Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet, 4 feet
1907 7 Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1908 24 Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet, 3½ feet
1909 25 Stoddard & Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet, 4½ feet

Stoehr & Schadt No. 2 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NW NW SE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet to 63 feet with an average coal seam of 3.33 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoehr & Schadt No. 2 Coal Mine   Stoehr & Schadt   1905 - 1909
The last production was reported in 1909.
[Source - Nos. 7, 10, ISGS Index # 3240; 23, 24, 25]
 
1906 23, 1907 7 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Hill - Shaft, 56 feet, 4¼ feet
1908 24 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 56 feet, 4 feet
1909 25 Stoehr & Schadt No. 2, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 63 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
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Stoehr No. 3 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, SW SE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with a coal seam of 3.33 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoehr & Schadt No. 3 Coal Mine   Stoehr & Schadt   1908 - 1917
Stoehr No. 3 Coal Mine   Stoehr Mining Company   1917 - 1924
The last production was reported in 1924.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4867; 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41]
 
1909 25 Stoehr & Schadt No. 3, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 66 feet, 4 feet
1910 26 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 4 inches
1911 27 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Cliff
1912 28, 1913 29 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 10 inches
1914 30, 1915 31 Stoehr & Schadt, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1916 32 Stoehr & Schadt Coal Company, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1917 33 Stocks & Schadt, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 70 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1918 34, 1919 35, 1920 36 Stoehr Mining Company, Carbon Cliff
1921 37 Stocker Mining Company, Carbon Cliff
1923 39 Stoehes Mining Company, Carbon Cliff
1924 40, 1925 41 Stoehr Mining Company, Carbon Cliff
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Stoehr Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 9, SW NE NW
An Underground Mine at a depth of 73 feet with an average coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stoehr Coal Mine   Edward Stoehr   1919 - 1920
The last production was reported in 1920.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4918; 36]
 
1920 36 Edward Stoehr, Carbon Cliff

Stone Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 East, Section 8, NW SW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 50 feet to 61 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Stone Coal Mine   Stone Brothers   1898 - 1921
This mine was idle in 1915
The last production was reported in 1921.
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, ISGS Index # 5375; 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37]
 
1899 19 Stone Brothers, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 60 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1900 20 Stone Brothers, Carbon Cliff - 60 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6, 1905 22 Stone Brothers, Carbon Cliff
1906 23 Stone Brothers, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3 feet
1907 7 Stone Brothers, Moline - Shaft, 61 feet, 3 feet
1908 24 Thomas Stone & Brother, Moline - Shaft, 60 feet, 3 feet
1909 25, 1910 26 Stone Brothers, Moline - Shaft, 50 feet, 3 feet
1911 27 Stone Brothers, Moline
1912 28, 1913 29, 1914 30 Stone Brothers, Moline - Shaft, 50 feet, 3½ feet
1915 31 - Abandoned Mines - - Stone Brothers
1916 32 - New Mines - - Stone Brothers
1916 32 Stone Brothers, Moline - Shaft, 50 feet, 3½ feet
1917 33 Stone Brothers, Carbon Cliff - Shaft, 25 feet, 4 feet
1918 34, 1919 35, 1920 36 Stone Brothers, Moline
1921 37 Stone & Brothers, Moline

Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet to 30 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1890 - 1896
[Source - Nos. 1, 15, 16, 18]
 
1890 15 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley
1894 1 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 25 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1895 18 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1896 16 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley - Slope, 30 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 3½ feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1897 - 1899
[Source - Nos. 2, 19]
 
1897 2 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, 3¾ feet coal seam
1899 19 Robert Summerson, Coal Valley - Drift, 4 feet coal seam
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 60 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1895 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 4, 5, 10, 20]
 
1900 20 John Summerson, Coal Valley - 30 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1903 5 John Summerson, Coal Valley
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 25 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 6 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1913 - 1915
[Source - Nos. 10; 32]
 
1916 32 - Abandoned Mines - - Robert Summerson
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   R. & J. Summerson   1917 - 1925
[Source - No. 10]
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Summerson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   Robert Summerson   1922 - 1924
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5384; 39, 40]
 
1923 39 Robert Somerson, Coal Valley
1924 40 R. Sommerson, Coal Valley

Summerson & Fude Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 43 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1903 - 1904
Posten Coal Mine   M. W. Posten   1904 - 1905
Summerson Coal Mine   John Summerson   1905 - 1912
Summerson & Fude Coal Mine   Summerson & Fude   1912 - 1913
[Source - No. 10]

Summerson / Sommerson & Sievers Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Mine at a depth of 24 feet to 28 feet with a coal seam of 3.33 feet to 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Summerson & Sievers Coal Mine   Summerson & Sievers   1913 - 1918
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5377; 30, 31, 32, 33, 34]
 
1914 30 - New Mines - - Sommerson & Sievers
1914 30 Sommerson & Sievers, Coal Valley - Shaft, 26 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1915 31 Sommerson & Sievers, Coal Valley - Shaft, 24 feet, 3½ feet
1916 32 Summerson & Sievers, Coal Valley - Slope, 28 gfeet, 3 feet 4 inches
1917 33 Sommerson & Sievers, Coal Valley - Slope, 28 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1918 34 Sommerson & Sievers, Coal Valley

Sunnyside No. 1 Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Sunnyside No. 1 Coal Mine   Sunnyside Coal Company   1934
[Source - No. 10]

Sunshine Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 33, NW SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 65 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
McKeag Coal Mine   McKeag Brothers   1929 - 1932
McKeag Coal Mine   Thomas McKeag   1933 - 1936
Sunshine Coal Mine   Eithel Richardson   1936 - 1937
Sunshine Coal Mine   Banfield Brothers   1937
Sunshine Coal Mine   James Utts   1938 - 1939
Sunshine Coal Mine   George Andrews   1940 - 1941
Sunshine Coal Mine   Harry Dial   1941 - 1946
The last production was reported in 1946.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 3252; 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60]
 
1929 45 McKeag Brothers, Coal Valley
1931 47, 1932 48 McKeag Brothers, Coal Valley
1933 49 Thomas McKean, Coal Valley
1934 50, 1935 51, 1936 52 Thomas McKeag, Coal Valley
1936 52, 1937 53 Eithel Richardson, Coal Valley
1937 53 Banfield Brothers, Coal Valley
1938 54, 1939 55 James Utts, Coal Valley
1940 56 Sunshine Coal Mine, Coal Valley
1941 57 Sunshine Coal Company (Geroge Andrews), Coal Valley
1941 57 Sunshine Coal Company (H. Dial), Coal Valley
1942 58 Sunshine Coal Company, Coal Valley
1946 62 Harry Dial, Coal Valley
March 1910
Real Estate Transfers
      Banner Coal and Coal Oil company to Thomas and Andrew McKeag, west half northeast quarter and west half southeast quarter section 33-17-1w, $10,400.
[The Rock Island Argus, Volume 59th Year, Number 119, March 4, 1910 , Page 10]
McKaeg marker 1997
Photograph 2016 Courtesy of Marilyn Kelley

Tracy Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Tracy Coal Mine   E. F. Tracy   1920 - 1921
[Source - No. 10]

Valley View Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 25, NW NW SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 89 feet with a coal seam of 3.8 feet to 5 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Valley View Coal Mine   Valley View Coal Company
aka Valley Vein Coal Company
  1919 - 1928
Owners or operators were Sackville & Wynn
The last production was reported in 1928.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 779; 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44]
 
1919 35, 1920 36 Valley Vein Coal Company, Coal Valley
1921 37, 1922 38, 1923 39, 1924 40 Valley View Coal Company, Coal Valley
1925 41, 1926 42 Valley Vein Coal Company, Coal Valley
1927 43, 1928 44 Valley View Coal Company, Coal Valley

Van Closter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : East Moline, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Van Closter Coal Mine   Leopold Van Closter   1922 - 1923
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5391; 39]
 
1923 39 Leopold Van Closter, East Moline

Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
A Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1884 - 1890
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5386]
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine with a coal seam of 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1890 - 1891
[Source - Nos. 1, 10, 17]
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
A Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1892
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5387]
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16, SE NE NE
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 70 feet with an average coal seam of 3 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Henry Coal Mine   George B. Henry   1892 - 1894
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1894 - 1904
The last production was reported in 1904.
[Source - Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, ISGS Index # 5311; 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21]
 
1893 17 George B. Henry, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1894 1 G. B. Henry, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1895 18 Fred Vonach, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1896 16 Fred Von Ach, Happy Hollow, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 Fred Von Ach, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 Frederick Von Ach, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1899 19 Fred Vonach, Hampton - Shaft, 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 Fred Vonach, Hampton - 70 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4, 1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6 Fred Vonach, Hampton
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County
A Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1905
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5388; 22]
 
1905 22 Fred Von Ach, Hampton
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 12 feet to 40 feet with a coal seam of 3.08 feet to 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   Albert Von Ach   1909 - 1910
Von Ach Coal Mine   Fred Von Ach   1910 - 1911
Von Ach Coal Mine   Von Ach Brothers   1911 - 1913
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5389; 26, 27, 28, 29, 30]
 
1910 26 Albert Vonach, Hampton - Drift . . ., 3 feet 1 inch
1911 27 Fred Von Ach, Hampton
1912 28 Von Ach Brothers, Hampton - Slope, 40 feet, 3½ feet
1913 29 Von Ach Brothers, Hampton - Drift, 12 feet, 3½ feet
1914 30 - Abandoned Mines - - Von Ach Brothers
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Von Ach Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
A Shaft or Slope Mine at a depth of 10 feet to 12 feet with a coal seam of 3.67 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Von Ach Coal Mine   August Von Ach   1914 - 1917
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5390; 31, 32, 33]
 
1915 31 - New Mines - - August Von Ach
1915 31 August Von Ach, Hampton - Slope, 10 feet, 3 feet 8 inches
1916 32, 1917 33 August Von Ach, Hampton - Slope, 12 feet 3 feet 8 inches

Walsh Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Milan, Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 1 West, Section 29
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 48 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walsh Coal Mine   David Walsh   1888 - 1902
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 10, ISGS Index # 5392; 16, 17, 18, 20]
 
1896 Annual Coal Report 16
      In Rock Island county, near Milan, David Walsh has put down a new shaft and is now pushing the work of opening up with a view of using it the coming winter and abandoning the old one.
 
1893 17 David Walsh, Milan - Shaft, 42 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1895 18 David Walsh, Milan - 46 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1896 16 David Walsh, Milan - 48 feet deep, 3¾ feet coal seam
1897 2 David Walsh, Milan - Shaft, 48 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1898 3 David Walsh, Milan - Shaft, 48 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 David Walsh, Milan - 48 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4 David Walsh, Milan

Walter Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Pony Coal Mine   Pony Coal Company   1934
Walter Coal Mine   Mart Walter   1935
[Source - No. 10]

Walton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Hampton, Rock Island County
A Slope Mine at a depth of 40 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Walton Coal Mine   James Walton   1884 - 1885
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5393]
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Walton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 17 North, Range 2 West, Section 14
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 4 feet in thickness
Mine Name Operated By Years
Davenport Coal Mine   Bailey Davenport   1883 - 1890
Walton & Kay Coal Mine   Walton & Kay   1891 - 1892
Walton Coal Mine   Patrick Walton   1892 - 1893
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4941; 12, 14, 17]
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Bailey Davenport, Rock Island - Shaft 80 feet 3½ feet in thickness
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14
      The shaft owned and operated by Mr. Bailey Davenport is located about three miles south of the city of Rock Island, and about a quarter of a mile from the summit, and just at the northern base of what is known locally as "Black Hawk's Watch Tower." The shaft is 80 feet in depth, and the coal at the bottom of the shaft about 2½ feet in thickness, overlaid with a very soft roof. The main entry running north has continued to dip, and the coal to get thicker and the roof stronger, and when last visited the coal at tbe face of the main entry -- about two hundred yards from the bottom of the shaft -- was about four feet thick and of very fair quality. Considerable expense is incurred, however, in bringing the coal and water up hill, and it is very probable that a new shaft will be sunk as near as possible to the bottom of the basin, and coal mined on a more extensive scale than heretofore. The coal is conveyed from the mine to Rock Island over the Milan and Rock Island street car tracks.
Charles Barry, Manager.
 
1893 17 Patrick Walton, Rock Island - Shaft, 80 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam

Wells Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 16, SE NE NE & NW NE SE
An Underground Slope Mine with a coal seam of 3 feet to 4.83 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wells Coal Mine   Ed Wells & Son   1920 - 1921
The last production was reported in 1921.
Note : The mine was posted with a "Keep out. Damps." warning sign in 1922, which would indicate gas may have been a problem.
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 4893; 37]
 
1921 37 Wells & Son, Moline

Wenke Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 21, SW NW NE
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wenke Coal Mine   Fred Wenke   prior to 1936
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 7193]

Wetherspoon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Bowlesburg (later - Bowling), Rock Island County
A Drift Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wetherspoon Coal Mine   A. Wetherspoon   1881 - 1883
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5394]

Wilkinson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 24 feet to 25 feet with a coal seam of 3.67 feet to 4 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilkinson & Summerson Coal Mine   Wilkinson & Summerson   1895 - 1896
Wilkinson Coal Mine   Joseph Wilkinson & Company   1897 - 1898
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 10, ISGS Index #5378; 16]
 
1896 16 Wilkinson & Summerson, Coal Valley - Shaft 24 feet deep, 4 feet coal seam
1897 2 Wilkinson & Smmerson, Coal Valley - Shaft, 25 feet deep, 3 feet 8 inches coal seam
1898 3 Joseph Wilkinson & Company - Drift, 4 feet coal seam

[Williams] Hampton Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 1, SE SW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet to 120 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Hampton Coal Mine   Taylor Williams   1872 - 1889
The last production was reported in 1889.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4895]
The 1884, 1885 and 1887 Coal Reports stated that the reserves were exhausted and the miners were occupied with drawing pillars.
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Taylor Williams; Rapids City - Shaft 120 feet 4½ feet in thickness
      Taylor Williams; Hampton - Shaft 80 feet 4 feet in thickness
 
1885 Annual Coal Report 14 - Rapids City.
      The mine at this place, owned and operated by Taylor Williams, continues to be the most extensive in the county, and produced more coal last year than all the other mines in the county combined. The solid coal is all worked out, nothing now remaining but pillars, and they are being rapidly removed. The mine will last about two years, or possibly a little longer. It is in excellent condition in regard to ventilation and other requirements of law.
      D. H. Williams, Superintendent
      Samuel Baggs, Mine Manager.
 
1887 Annual Coal Report 15
      The mine operated by Taylor Williams at Rapids City, which has for the last four years produced about onehalf of the total amount of coal raised in the county, the decrease is owing to the coal becoming exhausted. No solid coal remains, and the work of removing or "drawing" pillars, will probably not last longer than one year more, when the mine will be abandoned.
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Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 22, NW NE NW
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 80 feet with a coal seam of 4 feet to 4½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   Taylor Williams   prior to 1881 - 1884
The last production was reported in 1884.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5399]
 
1883 Annual Coal Report 12
      Taylor Williams; Hampton - Shaft 80 feet 4 feet in thickness
 
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Williams Coal Mine - Cox Shaft
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, SW NW NW
An Underground Shaft Mine.
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4921]
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1884 Annual Coal Report 13
4921 & 4937 - Taylor Williams' Mine, Gardner.
      This mine on my first visit was partly ventilated and the air-course has fallen in since then. They have completed their escapement shaft, and placed a fan on it; also cleaned up their air-course so that now it is one of the healthiest and safest mines in the State.
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Williams Coal Mine - Crouch Shaft
The legal description lists this as : Rock Island County - Township 18 North, Range 1 East, Section 15, NW SW NE
An Underground Shaft Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine - Crouch Shaft   Taylor Williams   circa 1884
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 4937]
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Williams Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rapids City, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Williams Coal Mine   D. H. Williams & Company   1888 - 1889
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5397]

Wilson Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift Mine at a depth of 20 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wilson Coal Mine   George Wilson   1884 - 1889
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5400]

Witherspoon Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Moline, Rock Island County
An Underground Mine.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Witherspoon Coal Mine   Witherspoon Brothers   1934 - 1935
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5396; 50, 51]
 
1934 50, 1935 51 Witherspoon Brothers, Moline

Woodbury Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Carbon Cliff, Rock Island County
An Underground Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 3^#0189; feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Woodbury Coal Mine   John Woodbury   1884 - 1886
Woodbury Coal Mine   David Woodbury & Son   1886 - 1887
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5401]

Wooley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooley Coal Mine   Thomas Wooley   1889 - 1890
[Source - No. 15]
 
1890 15 Thomas Wooley, Coal Valley
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Wooley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
A Drift or Slope Mine at a depth of 15 feet with a coal seam of 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooley Coal Mine   William Wooley   1901 - 1904
[Source - Nos. 5, 6, 10, ISGS Index # 5405; 21]
 
1902 21, 1903 5, 1904 6 William Wooley, Coal Valley
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Wooley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooley Coal Mine   Joseph Wooley   1922 - 1924
[Source - Nos. 10, ISGS Index # 5403; 39, 40]
 
1923 39 Joseph Woolley, Coal Valley
1924 40 Joseph Wooley, Coal Valley
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Wooley Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wooley Coal Mine   William Wooley   1923 - 1927
[Source - No. 10]

Wynn Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Coal Valley, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 45 feet with a coal seam of 2½ feet to 3 feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Wynn Coal Mine   Zadoc Wynn   1895 - 1896
Wynn Coal Mine   William E. Wynn   1896 - 1901
Wynn Coal Mine   Z. H. Wynn   1901 - 1903
[Source - Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, ISGS Index # 5406; 16, 19, 20, 21]
 
1896 16 Zadoc Wynn, Coal Valley - Shaft 45 feet deep, 3 feet coal seam
1897 2 William Wynn, Coal Valley - Shaft, 45 feet deep, 2½ feet coal seam
1898 3 William Wynn & Company, Coal Valley - Drift, 3 feet coal seam
1899 19 W. E. Wynn & Company, Coal Valley - Shaft, 85 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1900 20 W. E. Wynn, Coal Valley - 85 feet deep, 3½ feet coal seam
1901 4 W. E. Wynn, Coal Valley
1902 21 Z. H. Wynne, Coal Valley
1903 5 Z. H. Wynn, Coal Valley

Zeigler Coal Mine
The legal description lists this as : Rapids City, Rock Island County
An Underground Shaft Mine at a depth of 56 feet with a coal seam of 3½ feet in thickness.
Mine Name Operated By Years
Zeigler Coal Mine   John Zeigler & Company   1889 - 1892
[Source - No. 10, ISGS Index # 5410]

 
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