Mine Index 2843   Centralia Coal Company,   Centralia No. 3 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2843

Company Name: Centralia Coal Company
Mine Name: Centralia No. 3 Mine
Start Date: 1890 End Date: April 1, 1909
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,010
Acres after map date: 65 General Area of mining acres shown:

The boundary between Centralia No. 3 Mine and Centralia No. 4 Mine (mine index 2844) could not be discerned. The area shown on the accompanying map includes both mines. The No. 4 Mine operated after the date of the source map.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Marion 1N 1E 7 SE NE SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 635-637 6.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported

A fault was noted east of the shaft, with some gas released into the mine from the fault zone. The fault was shown on the source map, and appeared to be the reason for halting eastward expansion.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Pittinger and Davis Mng. and Manufacturing Co. Pittinger and Davis 1890-1898 1,058,897
Pittinger and Davis Mng. and Manufacturing Co. Pittinger and Davis No. 2The mine may have been owned or operated by Big 4 Coal Company. The Sanborn Fire Insurance maps labeled the shaft Big Four Mine. 1898-1899 105,779
Pittinger and Davis Mng. and Manufacturing Co. Pittinger and Davis No.s 3 and 4 1899-1906 2,481,461
Centralia Coal Company Centralia No. 3 1906-1909 542,792
Total Production: 4,188,929

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Microfilm, document 352322 6-1911 1:2400 1:4469 Final The outline shown on the accompanying map is coded “Not final” because Centralia No. 4 Mine (mine index 2844) closed after the map date and is included in the area shown..

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation, mine type, seam, depth, thickness, mining method.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Marion County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
Microfilm map, document 352322, reel 03138, frames 408-411 - Shaft location, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images