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Burntisland coal pit

Location , show in map
Shale-field Burntisland shale field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1880?, closed c.1885?
Owner Burntisland Oil Company Ltd (Old)
Type of working Pit
Seams worked unknown coal seam
Oil works served Binnend Oil & Mineral Works
Current status of site not known

Background

Mineral statistics for 1883 record that the Burntisland Oil Co.(Ltd.) coal mine worked an unknown coal by the longwall method, employing one person above and six below ground under the supervision of Jno Louden. The downcast shaft measured 6'x6' with a depth of 500', the upcast 5'x5' and also 500' deep. It was considered non-fiery and was naturally ventilated. In 1884 it was marked as being stopped

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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