Mine Index 0330   O’Gara Coal Company,   O’Gara No. 4 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Saline unlocated
County: Saline
Quadrangle: Harrisburg
County Coal Data: Saline
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 0330

Company Name: O’Gara Coal Company
Mine Name: O’Gara No. 4 Mine
Start Date: 1896 End Date: June 1918
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 441
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft (7.33x19.33) Saline 9S 6E 22 NE NW NW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 213 4.7-8.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

The mine had some problems with gas; one death was caused by a gas explosion. A dike was present in the mine, as well as faults that trended northwest. The roof was competent shale.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Harrisburg Mining and Coal Company Harrisburg,Poppycrat 1896-1898 4,280
Harrisburg Coal Company Harrisburg 1898-1903 249,521
Jobe S. Ingram Ingram 1903-1905 2,100
O’Gara Coal Company O’Gara No. 4 1905-1918 2,546,096
Total Production: 2,801,997

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4103.S32 i5.1-1 7-1-1950 1:31680 1:31680 Final

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, shaft size, thickness, geologic problems.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Saline County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Mine notes (Saline County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, geologic problems.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4103.S32 i5.1-1 - Mine outline (generalized), shaft location.A generalized mine outline is shown on the accompanying map because numerous map sources from the surrounding mines showed portions of the mine outline, but the sources did not fit well together and various portions of the outline were missing entirely. This source map shows the entire outline, but could not be used with the more detailed outlines from the surrounding mines, which mined very close to the workings of this mine.

Mine Notes

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