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Deans No.7 mine

Location 55.895504, -3.591426, show in map
Shale-field Deans shale-field
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1931
Owner Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Fells Shale
Oil works served Deans Crude Oil Works
Current status of site Waste ground. No trace remains of surface features


Worked in association with Deans No. 6 Mine.


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

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A number of tests have been made on the Broxburn shale in the old No.6 mine which had recently been re-entered from No.7 mine, but the results so far have not been encouraging. On account of the thin seam, the cost of working is high but further trials will be made (March 1923). Some improvements have been made to pumping arrangements at No.7 mine Deans, for which a spare pump is being got from one of the Broxburn mines (November 1923). Another fault has been encountered beyond one which had previously taken place and which is now being timbered and cleared (May 1924). Two places in the Fells Seam have reached the big fault on the North, and we are preparing to commence stooping in this portion (April 1925). From Scottish Oils Ltd, Managing Director's Monthly Report to the Board. (BP Archive No. 215662)

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