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Cousland No.2 mine

Location 55.887336, -3.580637, show in map
Shale-field Cousland and Seafield shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened post 1896, abandoned 1913
Owner Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Pattison, Dunnet, Under Dunnet Shales
Oil works served Seafield Crude Oil Works
Current status of site Waste water treatment plant


Located about 850m north east of Seafield Crude Oil Works and linked by a tramway, which also served Cousland No. 1 Mine. Workings in the Dunnet Shale dipped to the south west.


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

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The Coal Authority mine abandonment catalogue list the following shale workings from Cousland:

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