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Hermand No. 5 mine

Location 55.840619, -3.555002, show in map
Alternative names -
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1894
Owner Hermand Oil Company Ltd (Old), Hermand Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Vertical shaft
Seams worked Broxburn Shale
Oil works served Hermand Shale Oil Works
Current status of site Site cleared and returned to agriculture




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

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The South Hermand field, in the neighbourhood of Birnie Hill was worked both by pits and mines for some years by the Hermand Oil Co. Ltd., but has been abandoned on account of the number of faults which intersect the ground and the heavy pumping that was necessary to keep the workings dry. Oil Shales of the Lothians; British Geological Survey, 1906.