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Roman Camp No.7 mine

Location 55.916057, -3.471769 , show in map
Shale-field Pumpherston shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened 1937, closed 1951
Owner Broxburn Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Dunnet Shale
Oil works served Roman Camp Oil Works
Current status of site Mine site now occupied by private residence


A new mine developed to boost shale production during World War Two. Shale was transported by tramway to Roman Camp No.6 mine


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