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Baads No.17 mine

Location 55.840423, -3.591830, show in map
Shale-field West Calder shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1870?, abandoned 1873
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined shaft
Seams worked Dam (Raeburn) Shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Prominent waste tip, combined with that from Baads No.15, set within agricultural land


A small-scale attempt to exploit the Dam (Raeburn) Shale by means of an inclined shaft. The waste bing from the mine appears to merge with that from the adjacent Baads No. 15 Pit.


Ordnance Survey maps reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.



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