Mine Index 2230   Spoon River Coal Company,   Spoon River Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Fulton unlocated
County: Fulton
Quadrangle: London Mills
County Coal Data: Fulton
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 2230

Company Name: Spoon River Coal Company
Mine Name: Spoon River Mine
Start Date: Unknown End Date: Unknown
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 11
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 slope Fulton 8N 2E 15 NE NW SW
Air shaft Fulton 8N 2E 15 NE NW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 65 4.5 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

Most of the geological problems noted on the source map were related to areas that are ravines on the topographic map, where the roof and coal may have been eroded. Clod top was noted on the western side, which halted expansion to the northwest. On the eastern side of the mine, areas that were labeled “bad top” were near the ravines, but the easternmost entries hit coal that thinned down to less than 2 feet thick. As the mine extended south, the coal also seemed to thin to 3.17 feet and less


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Spoon River Coal Company Spoon River 1934-1937 55,250
Total Production: 55,250

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351591 1-27-1038 1:1200 1:1572 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Fulton County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Fulton County) - Mine type, slope location, seam, depth, thickness.
Microfilm map, document 351591, reel 03136, frame 386 - Slope & shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images