· More than 90 per cent of Canadian coal deposits have been found in the western provinces, which is a key advantage, due to the proximity of west coast ports. Two kinds of coal can be mined here. Metallurgical coal, which is also known as coking coal, is used in smelting processes (smelting iron to make steel, for example) and tends to have low ash, sulfur and phosporous content.
MINING IN THE GREEN ROCK QUADRANGLE The 1875 Atlas of Henry County indies mining had been occurring in the Green Rock Quadrangle prior to 1875, as railroad sidings that had been constructed to the Shepherd Mines (mine index 5376, 5611 and 5612) are shown. However, most of the mines were small mines operating in the Rock Island Coal, with