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Hopetoun No.4 mine

Location 55.949852, -3.483769, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn district
Dates opened and closed Opened 1881, closed 1890, re-opened 1933, closed 1944
Owner Uphall Oil Company Ltd, Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit at 1 in 3
Seams worked Broxburn Main, Upper and Grey Shales
Oil works served Hopetoun Oil Works
Current status of site Returned to agriculture with no trace of mine features

Background

Short-lived workings in the Broxburn Shale, subsequently re-opened in advance of World War Two.

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