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Proposed Development very near caves and rare turlough

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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.

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

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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