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Deans No.4 mine

Location 55.895748, -3.582865, show in map
Shale-field Deans shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1907, abandoned 1938
Owner Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Upper Dunnet (Pattison), Middle Dunnet, Lower Dunnet (Barracks) Shales
Oil works served Deans Crude Oil Works
Current status of site Vacant space within industrial estate


One of three new mines opened c.1907 by the Pumpherston Oil Company to serve the reconstructed Deans Crude Oil Works.


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