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Burntisland No.4 mine

Location 56.069192, -3.206585, show in map
Shale-field Burntisland shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened 1892
Owner Burntisland Oil Company Ltd (Old), Burntisland Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Dunnet Shale
Oil works served Binnend Oil & Mineral Works
Current status of site Margins of golf course


Also known as Whinnyhall No.4. The final extension of the Burntisland shale-field, exploiting the Dunnet Shale beneath the Grangehill Estate.


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

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