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Hopetoun No.44 mine

Location 55.948286, -3.464549, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Open 1909, closed 1916
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn (Upper, Main and Grey) Shales
Oil works served Hopetoun Oil Works
Current status of site Buried beneath Greendykes bing

Background

A short-lived mine, also known as "Niddry Mine", exploiting Broxburn Shales from beneath Hopetoun Oil Works bing.

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