Mine Index 0207   Marion County Coal Mining Company, Inc.,   Glenridge 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: 0207

Company Name: Marion County Coal Mining Company, Inc.
Mine Name: Glenridge Mine
Start Date: 1906 End Date: December 1963
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 2,574
Acres after map date: 4 General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft (9 x 14 ft) Marion 2N 1E 31 NW NE NE
Air shaft Marion 2N 1E 31 NE NW NE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 600 5.0 7.5 5.5-6.25 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

A series of north-south faults were noted on the eastern half of the mine. In one case, 35 feet of displacement was seen. Faults were noted on the source map. The roof consisted of 1.5 to 5 feet of black shale that was very tightly bound to the coal below. The roof held up better when the entries were driven in the same direction as the jointing. The shale contained a large number of concretions, including concretions. The coal contained pyrite in stringers and lenses, and calcite and gypsum in vein fillings. The blue band was 0.5 to 2 inches thick and 6 to 10 inches above the floor. Seepage of water and crude oil from oil wells caused some trouble. The underclay floor consisted of 4 inches to 5 feet of soft, light gray clay. Heaving occurred where the clay was thick and the mine was wet.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Marion County Coal Company Glendridge 1906-1940 10,543,305
Marion County Coal Company., Inc. Glendridge 1940-1962 3,217,924
Marion County Coal Company., Inc. Glendridge 1962-1963 20,643 Production after map date
Total Production: 13,781,872

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 351397 2-2-1962 1:2400 1:4634 Not final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
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.
Microfilm map, document 351397, reel 03135, frames 485-490 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images