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Pumpherston pit or mine

Location Not known, show in map
Shale-field Pumpherston shale-field
Dates opened and closed Abandoned 1873
Owner Not known
Type of working Not known
Seams worked Big and Bottom Shales
Oil works served Not known
Current status of site Not known


Known only from the abandonment plan, the location and owner of this working in not currently known. It is possible that it was associated with Buckside (Pumpherston) Shale Works, or with an early oil works in the Roman Camp / Drumshoreland area (see Cawburn Shale Oil Works)

The Pumpherston Oil Company Ltd are known to have quarried oil shale at "Pumpherston Open-cast", between 1888 and 1898.


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