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West Fife Coalfield

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The West Fife Coalfield

The principle seams of the West Fife Coalfield in descending order are,

Blairhall Main

Cardenden Smithy


Kelty Main



Lochgelly Splint

Five Foot

Dunfermline Splint

Sulphur Coal

Most shafts in West Fife were initially sunk to the Dunfermline Splint as the Sulphur Coal was considered as an inferior coal. An indication of the undulating nature of the West Fife Coalfield can be observed by the varying depths of collieries sunk to the Dunfermline Splint.

Blairhall 340 Fathoms

Kirkford 236 Fathoms

Lady Alice 70 Fathoms

Nellie 112 Fathoms

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