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Philpstoun No. 2 mine

Location 55.966266, -3.515366, show in map
Shale-field Champfleurie, Philpstoun and Blackness shale-fields
Dates opened and closed Open post 1885, abandoned 1890
Owner James Ross & Company
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn Shale
Oil works served Philpstoun Oil Works
Current status of site Returned to agriculture with no surface features remaining. Railway track is now a public footpath


A short lived mine 1,200 m. south of Philpstoun Oil Works and linked by a mineral tramway.


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

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