Mine Index 2845   Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company,   Centralia No. 1 Mine

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

Mine Index Number: 2845

Company Name: Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company
Mine Name: Centralia No. 1 Mine
Start Date: Pre 1881 End Date: March 1894
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 1,084
Production Indicated Acres: 50 (including the 33 acres mined before production was reported in 1882). General Area of mining acres shown:

The area shown on the accompanying map includes the production of Centralia No. 2 Mine (mine index 0444). The boundary between the two mines is not discernable.

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Main shaft Marion 1N 1E 18 NE SW SW
Air shaft Marion 1N 1E 18 NE SW SW


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Herrin The 1894 Coal Report indicated that the No. 1 shaft was deepened to 876 feet and a lower coal was mined alongentries extending 500 feet to either side of the deepened shaft. However, the top was found to be very poor, water seeped in, faults were numerous and the coal thinned, such that the lower seam was abandoned in March 1894 569 6.0-7.0 MRP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Centralia Mining and Manufacturing Company Centralia No. 1 pre1881-1894 Production and years of operation before 1882 are not known. The 1882 Coal Report indicates that 33 acres were mined. The production listed above includes only the tonnage reported as Centralia No. 1 through 1891. The Sanborn Fire Insurance maps show the No. 2 shaft (mine index 0444) working in 1894, which is where the production has been split for this report. 650,333
Total Production: 650,333

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
Company, 4102 i5.1-93 2-1913 1:2400 1:2400 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.
Company map, ISGS map library, 4102 i5.1-93 - Shaft locations, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

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