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Roman Camp (south) No.2 mine

Location 55.916024, -3.479293, show in map
Shale-field Pumpherston shale-field
Dates opened and closed Closed 1930
Owner Broxburn Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit at a dip of 56 degrees
Seams worked Jubilee, Curly, Wee and Plain seams of Pumpherston Shale
Oil works served Roman Camp Oil Works
Current status of site Derelict land


Roman Camp No. 2 (South) Mine, and the associated with No. 2 (North) Mine, followed the outcrop of shales on the eastern arm of the Pumpherston anticline. The seams here were particularly steeply inclined creating many difficulties in their working.


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

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