Castlecary Fireclay Mine, Castlecary, Stirlingshire

This mine was sunk to supply the Stein Castlecary Fireclay Works with high alumina grade clay. (Thistle fireclay). Silica clay was also found and this was used to manufacture silica-based firebricks.

20/04/1903 – Work starts on the mine.

04/11/1903 – Clay was reached and a further return airway shaft was dug and this took 7 months.

c. 06/1903 – Clay was being mined.

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