The former Stillingfleet Mine is one of a number of collieries that made up the workings for the Selby Coalfield. The shafts of these mines were sunk in the late 1970's, and production began around 1983. Mining in the Selby Complex produced 10 million tonnes of coal a year at its peak, with most being used to generate electricity. However, by the turn of the century, the concern had become loss-making, and UK Coal announced the closure of the Selby Coalfield. Stillingfleet ceased operation in July 2004. In 2012 Stillingfleet was being used to produce electricity from coal mine gas. The images here show only a fraction of the mine that once was Stillingfleet.