VALUABLE SHALE AND COAL FIELD
To LET, the SHALE and COAL in the Estate of HARTWOOD, situated in the Parish of West Calder, and the County of Edinburgh. The Field extends for about 500 Acres. The Shale comprises of the well-known West Calder Seams; and the Coal consists of Two Seams – the one the Houstoun Coal, five feet thick, and the other a Coal of good quality, and two feet six inches thick. Apply ANDREW WALKER Esq. Hartwood House, West Calder, and No.1 Richmond Street, Glasgow; or to ROBERTON & Ross, Writers, 176 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.
Scotsman, 29th October 1872
OIL AND GAS SHALE AND COALFIELDTo LET, the VALUABLE SEAMS of SHALE and COAL in the ESTATE of HARTWOOD, extending to about 500Acres, and situate in the Parish of West-Calder and County of Edinburgh. There are Two Seams of Coal, the one 5 and the other 2 and a half feet in thickness. The Shale, as distilled in Vertical Retorts, has been found to produce from 33 to 40 Gallons per Ton of Oil of fine quality. Besides giving a large yield of Oil, the Shale may be advantageously employed in the Manufacture of Gas. The following is and Extract from a Report on the Analysis and Practical Assay by Dr. Wallace, F.R.S.E.,F.C.S., Gas Examiner for the City of Glasgow: - "The Gas is of very high quality, the illuminating power being equal to 41.53 Standard Candles." Apply ANDREW WALKER, Esq., Hartwood House, West Calder; or to Messrs. ROBERTON & ROSS, Writers, 176 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.
Scotsman, 24th February 1873