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Dollar Mine

Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dollar Mine

Classification Colliery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) West Pitgober Coal Mine

Canmore ID 48242

Site Number NS99NE 31

NGR NS 9709 9797

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Clackmannan
  • Parish Muckhart (Clackmannan)
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Clackmannan
  • Former County Perthshire

Archaeology Notes

NS99NE 31 centred 9709 9797

DOLLAR Colliery

Note: Although the surface arrangement is itself a few hundred metres inside Perthshire, the underground workings extend under Clackmannanshire.

Location: Dollar

Previous Owners: Alloa Coal Company

Types of Coal: Steam and House, latterly Upper Hirst

Sinking/Production Commenced: 1943

Year Closed: 1973

Year Abandoned: no data

Average Workforce: 135

Peak Workforce: 454

Peak Year: 1963

Shaft/Mine Details: 3 surface mines, gradient 1 in 9. Mines No. 1 and 3 at NS 9706 9979, and Mine No. 2 at NS 9703 9803.

Details in 1948: Output 180 tons per day, 45,000 tons per year. 89 employees. Dross sent to Devon colliery (NS89NE 40.01) for washing. No baths or canteen. First-aid room. AC electricity provided by Devon Colliery. Report dated 25-08-1948.

Other Details: Mines 4 and 5 were driven by the National Coal Board (NCB) from 1956, entering production in 1960. A highly productive pit, it was never connected underground to the Longannet complex, but did supply Kincardine Power Station (NS98NW 61.00).

M K Oglethorpe 2006.


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