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Straiton No.1 & 2 mines

Location No. 1 = 55.888852, -3.154145, show in map No. 2 = 55.889021, -3.155456, show in map
Shale-field Burdiehouse and Straiton shale-fields
Dates opened and closed Closed pre-1894?
Owner Clippens Oil Company Ltd (Old), Clippens Oil Company Ltd (New)
Type of working Inclined adit
Seams worked Broxburn Shale (No. 1), Fells Shale? (No. 2)
Oil works served Pentland Paraffin Oil Works
Current status of site Returned to agriculture


Two small mines, No. 1 to the Broxburn Shale, No. 2 to the Fells? Shale, identified on BGS plan 972. Surfacing close to Oakbank Cottages, these may have been known as Oakbank No. 1 & No. 2 Mines.

See Pentland No. 1 & No. 2 Mines for an overview of shale mining in the Straiton area.


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

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