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Pumpherston No.2 mine

Location 55.912693, -3.486333 , show in map
Shale-field Pumpherston shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened post 1889?, closed 1901
Owner Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Jubilee, Maybrick, Curly, Plain, and Wee seams of the Pumpherston Shales
Oil works served Pumpherston Oil Works
Current status of site Wooded wasteland; little trace of original features


One of a sequence of steeply inclined mines following the outcrop of Pumpherston Shales along the western arm of the Pumpherston anticline. It appears that latterly, the workings from Pumpherston No. 2 Mine linked to those of Pumpherston No. 1 and No. 3 Mines.


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