Mine Index 2844   Centralia Coal Company,   Centralia No. 4 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2844

Company Name: Centralia Coal Company
Mine Name: Centralia No. 4 Mine
Start Date: 1899 End Date: April 1913
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 (mine index 2843) and Centralia No. 4 Mine could not be discerned. The area shown on the accompanying map includes both mines.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

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


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin 670 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. The upper part of the coal contained some pyrite nodules. The blue band was split into two layers of 1 inch each, separated by 4 inches of coal. The lower blue band was more persistent than the upper and contained some pyrite nodules.


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Pittinger and Davis Mng. and Manufacturing Co. Pittinger and Davis No.s 3 and 4 1899-1906 None The production of Centralia No. 4 Mine was reported with Centralia No. 3 Mine (mine index 2843) from 1899 to1906.
Centralia Coal Company Centralia No. 4 1906-1911 1,172,434
Centralia Coal Company Centralia No. 4 1911-1913 336,054 Production after map date
Total Production: 1,508,488

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 Not final

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.
Microfilm map, document 352322, reel 03138, frames 408-411 - Shaft location, mine outline, mining method, geologic problems.

Mine Notes

Mine Images