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Polbeth No. 31 mine

Location 55.863327, -3.552648, show in map
Shale-field Polbeth and Gavieside shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1891? abandoned 1892
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Vertical shaft, 146 ft. deep
Seams worked Dunnet Shale
Oil works served Addiewell Chemical Works
Current status of site Agricultural land; no surviving remains of surface features


A shaft to the Dunnet Shale, seemingly worked in association with the nearby Limefield No. 32 Mine.


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

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YOUNG'S PARAFFIN LIGHT AND MINERAL OIL COMPANY (LIMITED). CERTIFICATED OVERSMEN WANTED to take charge of this Company's new mine openings - viz., (1) at No.11 pit, Polbeth; (2) at No. 27 Mine, Polbeth; (3) at No.31 pit Polbeth. Applications to be made by letter to the undersigned on or before Monday 23rd instant. JOHN FYFE, Managing Director. The Scotsman 13th November 1891.


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