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Hermand No.6 mine

Location 55.844765, -3.548264, show in map
Shale-field West Calder district
Dates opened and closed Opened during 1880's?, abandoned 1894
Owner Hermand Oil Company Ltd (Old), Hermand Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Inclined shaft
Seams worked Fells shale
Oil works served Hermand Oil Works
Current status of site Returned to agriculture; no surface features remain


A mine at the outcrop of the Fells shale, supplying Hermand Oil Works. The workings appear to be linked to earlier Fells shale workings to the north (see Hermand Murray's Pool). The nearby staging and crushers seem also to have processed the output of Hermand No.5 pit


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

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