Mine Index 0206   Franklin County Coal Company,   Franklin No. 9 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Marion unlocated
County: Marion
Quadrangle: Centralia East
Centralia West
County Coal Data: Marion
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0206

Company Name: Franklin County Coal Company
Mine Name: Franklin No. 9 Mine
Start Date: 1904 End Date: January 1925
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,418
Production Indicated Acres: 1,750 General Area of mining acres shown:

This includes the area for Sandoval No.1 (mine index 2847). The boundary between the two mines could not be discerned. The area shown on the accompanying map is smaller than expected for the combined production.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Ventilation was likely provided by Sandoval No. 1 Mine (mine index 2847), with the shaft located in SW SW NE 17-T2N-R1E. Marion 2N 1E 17 SE NW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 636 5.5 7.5 6.0-6.5 RP

Geological Problems Reported

A fault was noted in the southern part of the mine, with displacement (downthrown side to the east) ranging between 3 and 18 feet. The black shale making up the roof reached up to 2.5 feet thick in limited areas, and did not stay up well when the fissile zone was that thick. The remainder of the black shale was thinbedded, hard, and brittle. The coal contained several small streaks of shale and pyrite. The blue band was usually 2 to 3 inches thick. The underclay floor creeped readily and ranged in thickness from 1 inch to 5 feet. Pyrite balls were common in the floor clay.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Sandoval Coal Company Sandoval No. 2 1904-1907 141,804
Middleton and Seidel Sandoval No. 2 1907-1908 42,400
Dan Middleton Sandoval No. 2 1908-1909 143,331
Chicago-Sandoval Coal Company Chicago-Sandoval No. 2 1909-1923 3,289,064
Franklin County Coal Company Franklin No. 9 1923-1925 94,932
Total Production: 7,423,062

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Federal Land Bank Report 1-1936 1:63360 1:126720 Secondary source
ISGS map library, 4102 i5.1-13 3-15-1963 1:2400 1:2400 Secondary source
USGS topographic map, Centralia 1914 1:62500 1:62500 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Marion County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Marion County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness, geologic problems
Federal Land Bank Report (Marion County) - Mine outline.
ISGS map library, 4102 i5.1-13, map of Glenridge Mine (mine index 0207) - Mine outline (southern part).
USGS 15-minute topographic map, Centralia, 1914 - Shaft location.

Mine Notes

Mine Images