Mine Index 0018   Coal Valley Mining Company,   Coal Valley No. 3 Mine

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Unlocated Mines In: Mercer unlocated
County: Mercer
Quadrangle: Matherville
County Coal Data: Mercer
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0018

Company Name: Coal Valley Mining Company
Mine Name: Coal Valley No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1909 End Date: 1921
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 271 (85 in southern outline, 270 in northern outline)
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Mercer 15N 2W 27 SE SE SE
Main slope Mercer 15N 2W 34 SE NE SE
Air shaft Mercer 15N 2W 34 NE SE SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 61 3.67 5.0 4.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The mine was abandoned because of poor roof conditions. The roof was generally up to 8 feet of black shale under 1 to 3 feet of limestone. Clay veins, slips and rolls were noted in the seam. Swags were common in the coal.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Coal Valley Mining Company Coal Valley No. 3 1909-1921 1,280,003
Total Production: 1,280,003

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352246 9-15-1921 1:1200 1:2069 Final
Coal Section files (Milan Quadrangle) undated 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine type, shaft location, depth, thickness, geologic problems.
Microfilm map, document 352246, reel 03138, frames 310 & 311 - Shaft and slope locations, mine outline (southern), mining method.
Coal Section files, undated work map on USGS topographic map, 15-minute Milan Quadrangle - Mine outline (northern), shaft location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images