Mine Index 2955   R. W. Peterson,   Peterson Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2955

Company Name: R. W. Peterson
Mine Name: Peterson Mine
Start Date: 1895 End Date: 1921
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 14
Production Indicated Acres: 8 General Area of mining acres shown:

The source map merely indicates a general area of mining.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Mercer 14N 1W 2 NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Rock Island 10-50 2.5-5.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Andrew Peterson Peterson 1895-1898 Idle 1897 1,400
Peterson and Young Peterson and Young 1898-1899 630
S. J. Young Young 1899-1908 10,612
F. E. Peterson Peterson 1908-1909 2,203
J. A. Peterson Peterson 1909-1911 4,262
R. W. Peterson Peterson 1911-1921 Idle 1917-1920 7,646
Total Production: 26,753

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS Mined Out Area Map, Area 6 1950 approx. 1:130000 1:62500 The outline and shaft location drawn on the 1950 Mined Out Area map were designated as “Quade”, after John C. Quade who made maps and reports in the mid-1930s for the Federal Land Bank of St. Louis. The scale of the maps included with the Federal Land Bank reports was generally approximately 1:130000, while the 1950 Mined Out Area maps were drawn at 1:62500. Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Mercer County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Mercer County) - Mine type, mine location.
ISGS Mined Out Area Map, Area 6 - Shaft location, mine outline.

Mine Notes

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