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Stankards No.45 mine

Location 55.924535, -3.502132, show in map
Shale-field Broxburn shale-field
Dates opened and closed Opened c.1910, abandoned c.1912
Owner Young's Paraffin Light & Mineral Oil Company Ltd
Type of working Inclined shaft at angle of 1 in 4
Seams worked Upper Broxburn, Broxburn, and Grey Shales
Oil works served Uphall Oil Works
Current status of site Covered by the landscaped site of Uphall Oil Works bing ; no trace of surface features remain.

Background

A short-lived mine exploiting reserves worked previously from Stankards No.1 pit.

Maps

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

Underground Workings

Drawings

References

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