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Mortonhall No.9 mine

Location 55.890298, -3.157664, show in map
Shale-field Burdiehouse and Straiton shale-fields
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1900
Owner Clippens Oil Company Ltd (Old), Clippens Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Dunnet Shale
Oil works served Pentland Paraffin Oil Works
Current status of site Margins of the Edinburgh City Bypass

Background

A substantial mine, assumed to be Mortonhall No. 9.

See Pentland No. 1 & 2 for an overview of shale mining in the Straiton area.

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

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