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Burngrange No. 39 mine

Location 55.845707, -3.579786, show in map
Shale-field West Calder area
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1900?, abandoned 1912
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined shaft
Seams worked Broxburn Shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Subsequently site of Burngrange No. 1 & 2 Pits; now a recycling yard


Short-lived mine following the Broxburn Shale from its outcrop. Linked to Addiewell Chemical Works by a standard gauge mineral railway. The site was subsequently redeveloped as Burngrange No. 1 & 2 Pits.


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

Underground Workings


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