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Proposed Development very near caves and rare turlough

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Clinton:
Ogof Cil yr Ychen was quarried away in the early 80’s. I remember Keith Jones saying it was a favourite cave of his, well decorated in places. For some time after there was speculation that some of the cave may have survived, but was  buried by large boulders.

nickdegarepitt:
Is there any support the Cambrian can offer the locals, they seem to be getting well organised however having the support of the Cambrian will help with the campaign

Clinton:
As well as Llandybie being the very birthplace of Welsh speleology (and the nearby caves and rare turlough), it also has another scientific claim to fame:

‘Brammallite is a sodium rich analogue of illite. First described in 1943 for an occurrence in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales, it was named for British geologist and mineralogist Alfred Brammall. Believed to be a degradation product of paragonite, like illite it is a non-expanding, clay-sized, micaceous mineral.’ Wikipedia.



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