Interactive map of coal mines in Iowa American

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources's (DNR) interactive map of coal mines in Iowa shows the locations of coal mines and mine entrances throughout Iowa, and also has the option to search the map by street address. Users may click on the map to access information about mine use dates, type, mining method, entrance type, and links to original mine maps. Click here to use the Iowa DNR's

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Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa and

The organization of the Des Moines Coal Company by Wesley Redhead in 1865 marked the beginning of coal mining on a commercial scale. He opened a slope mine north of the city on the west side of the Des Moines River named the Des Moines Coal Co. Mine, indicated as #50 on Plate I. The fledgling coal-mining industry grew steadily

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Abandoned Underground Coal Mines of Des Moines, Iowa and

The purpose of this report is to compile information on past coal mining activity in the city of Des Moines and the surrounding areas and summarizing documentation for the available records. The limits of the study area encompass the most densely populated portion of the Des Moines area affected by undermining and includes all known underground mines in Polk county.

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Iowa-Mines Mining Artifacts

Coal mining along Muchakinock creek dates back to 1843, when local blacksmiths mined coal from exposures along the creek. By 1867, there were small drift mines all along Muchakinock Creek down to Eddyville where the creek flows into the Des Moines River. In 1873, the Iowa Central Railroad built a branch along Muchakinock Creek.

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Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa and vicinity. (Iowa Geological Survey Bureau. Technical , no.8). Iowa City, Iowa: Iowa Geological Survey, 1986. Rights. Publication of the State of Iowa. This publication is a public record. Download Find in your library. DOWNLOADS. Since November 09, 2017. Included in.

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Des Moines Historical Society “Digs” Coal Mines Iowa

Sep 25, 2019DES MOINES—The Des Moines Historical Society (DMHS) will shed light on one of the dirtiest parts of Des Moines history when it explores the topic of coal mines at its quarterly meeting next week. “Coal Mines of Des Moines” will be presented by historian and civil engineer Nancy Suby-Bohn Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Avenue Library, 5000 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines.

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Iowa pioneer cemetery holds Des Moines Register

Nov 20, 2018Founded by the Des Moines CoalMining Co., Enterprise mine No. 1 opened in 1903, followed by a second mine in 1907. They were among more than 220 coal mines that dotted central Iowa in the early

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Officials believe a sinkhole that opened in the front yard of a Des Moines home Wednesday may be due to an old coal mine under the neighborhood.

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Iowa pioneer cemetery holds Des Moines Register

Nov 20, 2018Founded by the Des Moines CoalMining Co., Enterprise mine No. 1 opened in 1903, followed by a second mine in 1907. They were among more than 220 coal mines that dotted central Iowa in the early

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Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa and vicinity Des Moines, Iowa, the state''s capital city, is situated within a portion of the state underlain by abundant coal resources. Early in the city''s history, local deposits of...

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Iowa's Underground Coal Mines: Historic Records Compiled

Iowa's Underground Coal Mines: Historic Records Compiled by Mary R. Howes Coal has been mined by underground methods in 34 of Iowa's southern and central counties. This industry, nearly 150 years old, began in the 1840's with small drift mines dug into hillside outcroppings of coal and has evolved into a highly mechanized activity

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Abandoned Towns and Coal Mines in Iowa

As with many other small towns in Iowa, Perry owes part of its origins to coal mining. By 1895, Iowa had 342 coal mines that employed over 6000 miners. Thirty years later, at the height of coal mining, twice as many people were employed as miners, with coal production steadily declining in the years after.

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IOWA MINES: Reclaiming Old Coal Mines whotv

Jun 05, 2013Iowa contractors are hoping to turn Marion County eye sores into something useful. “This is the remnants of surface coal mining that took place

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Iowa underground: Coal mining fueled Dallas County’s

Aug 19, 2017There was a time when Dallas County was one of the most important coal-mining counties in Iowa. While this way of life vanished decades ago, the memories live on, from the Hotel Pattee in Perry to the Waukee Public Library to the many descendants of mining

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Consolidation Coal Company (Iowa) Wikipedia

The Consolidation Coal Company was formed in 1875 by the merger of the Iowa Central Coal Company and the Black Diamond Mines of Coalfield in Monroe County, Iowa, and the Eureka Mine in Beacon, Iowa. By 1878, Consolidation Coal Company had 400 employees, and in 1880, it was purchased by the Chicago and North Western Railway to secure a regional

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Abandoned Coal Mines in Iowa Map Preservation and Archiving lithograph from State Historical Society of Iowa Mary R. Howes. Research Geologist. Iowa Geological Survey You could add Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa,

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Abandoned Underground Coal Mines of Des Moines Iowa. The purpose of this report is to compile information on past coal mining activity in the city of Des Moines and the surrounding areas and summarizing documentation for the available records.

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Get this from a library! Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa, and vicinity. [Mary R Howes; Matthew A Culp; Helene Greenburg]

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Jun 05, 2013Iowa contractors are hoping to turn Marion County eye sores into something useful. “This is the remnants of surface coal mining that took place

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Exploring the Iowa Tunnel A Colorful Abandoned Mine Full

Aug 23, 2016Exploring the Iowa Tunnel A Colorful Abandoned Mine Full of Miner's Graffiti The Iowa Mine produced gold and consists of roughly 2500ft of underground workings. Coal Mining

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Abandoned mine likely cause of Des Moines' south-side sinkhole

Apr 13, 2016Abandoned mine likely cause of Des Moines' south-side sinkhole. The sinkhole that opened early Wednesday morning swallowed a 40-foot tree and the front yard of a home on Des Moines’ south side.

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By the early 1900s, coal was discovered in Des Moines Township east of Woodward, leading to the creation of the Scandia and Phildia mining settlements. After the Phildia mine was abandoned in 1915 and the Scandia mine closed in 1921, miners moved on to the Moran mine

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Underground Coal Mines of Centerville, Iowa and Vicinity

Extensive underground mining occurred in the Centerville area, Appanoose County, Iowa between 1850 and 1971. Coal production was exclusively from the Mystic Coal Member of the Labette Shale (Pennsylvanian). Both longwall and room-and-pillar mining methods were utilized with the longwall method being the predominant type. Although both crater and trough subsidence have occurred in

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Get this from a library! Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa, and vicinity. [Mary R Howes; Matthew A Culp; Helene Greenburg]

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Jun 05, 2013Iowa contractors are hoping to turn Marion County eye sores into something useful. “This is the remnants of surface coal mining that took place

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Abandoned mine likely cause of Des Moines' south-side sinkhole

Apr 13, 2016Abandoned mine likely cause of Des Moines' south-side sinkhole. The sinkhole that opened early Wednesday morning swallowed a 40-foot tree and the front yard of a home on Des Moines’ south side.

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Iowa Underground How Coal Mining Fueled Dallas County’s

By the early 1900s, coal was discovered in Des Moines Township east of Woodward, leading to the creation of the Scandia and Phildia mining settlements. After the Phildia mine was abandoned in 1915 and the Scandia mine closed in 1921, miners moved on to the Moran mine

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underground coal mines of des moines iowa. Coal Mining in Webster County, Iowa WCCTA a local Fort Dodge Historian has been researching and compiling information for a work he has prepared on Coal Mining

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Underground mines, metropolitan Des Moines (Book, 1971

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Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State's Subterranean

Take a mysterious and fascinating tour through Iowa's underground treasures. This guide will reveal the state's subterranean attractions including show and wild caves, springs, mining sites and other geological and man-made sites. Includes fun stories and legends about cave fairies, trolls and

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Iowa Underground: How Coal Mining Fueled Dallas County's

Aug 17, 2017On the opposite side of Dallas County, coal mining also transformed the Waukee area in the early twentieth century. The Harris Mine opened on September 20, 1920, just two and a half miles northeast of Hickman Road in Waukee. By 1921, the Shuler Coal Company of Davenport, Iowa opened a coal mine on Alice’s Road, one mile east of the Harris Mine.

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Coal Mines of Iowa Iowa Geodata. Coal was mined in Iowa beginning in the 1840's and ending in 1994. The mines operated in the southern and central areas of the state using both surface and underground methods. Based on available records, it is estimated that over 6,000 individual mines may have operated in Iowa

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Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa, and Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa, and vicinity by Mary R. Howes, 1989,Energy and Geological Resources Division, Geological Survey Bureau ?More detailed

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Lin Mining and Minerals Corporation is a proven leader in the limestone industry. The company traces its roots back to 1944 and today ranks as one of the largest limestone mining operations in

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Des Moines, Iowa Wikipedia

Des Moines (/ d ɪ ˈ m ɔɪ n / ) is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to "Des Moines" in 1857.

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Description Abandoned underground coal mines of Des Moines, Iowa and vicinity, M. R. Howes, M. C. Culp, and H. Greenburg, 1989, 92 p., 8 figs., 1 table, 1 pl., 5

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