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Ochiltree No.5 mine

Location 55.957921, -3.533602, show in map
Shale-field Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened post 1884, abandoned 1889
Owner Linlithgow Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn Shales
Oil works served Champfleurie (Bridgend) Oil Works
Current status of site Uncertain


A short-lived shale working in the Broxburn Shales. The precise location of the mine and the area of working requires confirmation. The site suggested here is based on a pencil note on a BGS plan which identifys the mine as simply "No. 5".


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

Underground Workings


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