Mine Index 3339   Springfield Coal and Mining Company,   Springfield No. 4 Mine

Unlocated Mines In: Sangamon unlocated
County: Sangamon
Quadrangle: Springfield West
County Coal Data: Sangamon
Shown On Map: Yes
Unlocated: No

Mine Index Number: 3339

Company Name: Springfield Coal and Mining Company
Mine Name: Springfield No. 4 Mine
Start Date: 1881 End Date: 1909
Type of Mine: Underground
Total acres shown: 2,317 The southern part of this mine joins with Peabody No. 55 Mine (mine index 3340), and the exact boundary is unclear. The reported acreage corresponds to the total of Peabody No. 55 and Springfield No. 4 Mines.
Acres after map date: General Area of mining acres shown:

Shaft, Slope, Drift or Tipple Location(s)

Type County Township-Range Section Part Section
Shaft Sangamon 15N 5W 4 SE SW SE


Thickness (ft)
Seam Depth (ft) Min Max Ave Mining Method
Springfield 244 5.5 6.0 5.7 RPP

Geological Problems Reported


Company Mine Name Date Production (tons)
Speed Butler and Company Black Diamond pre1881-1885 Production and years of operation before 1881 are not known. The 1882 Coal Report indicated 20 acres were mined. 226,210 Production before 1881 is not known.
J. W. Moore and Company Black Diamond 1885-1888 167,070
Black Diamond Coal and Tile Black Diamond 1888-1902 1,352,005
Springfield Coal and Mining Company Springfield No. 4 1902-1909 1,068,717
Total Production: 2,814,002

Production Notes

Coal Report production (if available)

Sources of Data

Source Map Map Date Original Scale Digitized Scale Map Type
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-47 3-25-1930 1:2400 1:2400 Secondary source

Annotated Bibliography (Data source - brief description of information)

Coal Reports - Production, ownership, years of operation.
Directory of Illinois Coal Mines (Sangamon County) - Mine names, mine index, ownership, years of operation.
ENR Document 85/01 - Mining method.
Mine notes (Sangamon County) - Mine type, shaft location, seam, depth, thickness.
ISGS map library, 4103.S33 i5.1-47, map of Peabody Coal Company Mine No. 55 (mine Index 3340) - Shaft location, mine outline, mining method.

Mine Notes

Mine Images


Additional Notes