History of Opencast Mining in Coalburn
Opencast Mining at Dalquhandy. 1996.
This operation at the time was the largest Opencast in Western Europe and lasted almost twenry years. Other similar projects started up close by.
Mining Operations. 1996
Old Mine Shaft Uncovered. 1996
Washing Plant and Distribution
Washing Plant. 2001
A new washing plant was developed to facilitate the screening and washing of the coal before it was transported by heavy lorries to a rail terminal at Ravenstruther near Lanark and from there it was taken to various destinations throughout Britain and Northern Ireland. A private road was built out of the site to the roundabout at Poniel.
Distribution Point. 2001
Another view of washplant. 2001
Plant Control Centre. 2001
Testing Laboratory. 2001