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 Post subject: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:55 pm 
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Hey all!

Got abit adventerous today and walked around the Rowker coal mine. It was not much but either way, it was a good hike and I took some photos.

When I first found it, I was talking to a older gentlemen who said this mine was capped. I asked him if he knew where the opening used to be, he didn't know but I think I found where it was. It's covered up by tons of boulders, and when I look down through the gaps between them, it looks kind of deep. Only my guess here.

Another odd thing I found was timber that was at the top of the coal pile. All along the top. One of the timbers was in a form of an A-frame. Just found it pretty interesting.

Anybody have any info to the history of this coal mine?

I posted my pictues up on myspace. Here is the link-http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=9084958&albumId=1800368

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I am uploading the photos as we speak to webshots.......

BAM:http://community.webshots.com/album/563303029tEXKfO

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thats the culm pile from the old johnson no.2 colliery. that rowker coal co, is reclaiming the coal out of the culm bank. they use the red ash from the burned pile as anti skid traction control on roads.

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Any idea about the timber up in the pile?

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maybe supports for the refuse conveyor taking material to he top.

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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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I realize that I'm late comung to the party, I tried to look at the pictures from your adventures in Dickson City. My family is noriginally from there, I live in N.J. and would like to see them, any chance of uploading and sending them to my e-mail?
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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Give me your email. I'll have to dig them up

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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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My e-mail is (edited) if you can my cell is (edited) I can tell you where the entrance to the slope is and about where an airshaft is, Tom

Edited by Chris, not a good idea to put your personal info out like that on here. PM your personal info to protect yourself.......


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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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PM him your number. Putting your cell number out on the web is a bad idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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Thanks for the advice, what the heck is PM? I'm not totally with the lingo.


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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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It's a private message. It sends directly and only to who you want it to. On the bottom of someone's post there is a pm button.

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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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Glad someone is looking out for us unknowing senoir citizens


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 Post subject: Re: Rowker Coal Company (coal mine in Dickson city)
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Sounds awesome! I'll send you my info.

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