Welsh Wezzit

Ian Adams

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Robin is very close .... I am over Bontddu but not really that close to the village.

The village in the distance is Ganllwyd and, you know where to look, "Gwynfynydd" is further over (Sorry Chris)

There are numerous Gold Mines there .... I am stood next to one of the entrances of one (Not Clogau)

If no one gets it by 6pm this evening - it's Robin's as he is very close

;)

Ian
 

Graigwen

Member
It is 49 years since I was last at Cefn Coch, but I did have an unfair advantage of being employed then as a gold prospector. I even wrote a report on the place - although it only ran to half a page.

I am not sure having photos of obscure Welsh mines on a caving forum is a good idea, to demonstrate this here is a photo that a couple of years ago caused members of a Welsh mining club a lot of identification problems; I believe it may also be Roy Fellows proof. I'll find something more sensible and easy to identify tomorrow morning.

 

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Graigwen

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OK here is a real limestone cave. It is very short but possibly geologically significant - the flow stone is at least 20cm thick.

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Graigwen

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Wot? No interest after a couple of weeks? Time for clues.

1  Don't bother about the unguessable mine. It is the upper trial level of Rhiw manganese mine near Aberdaron. (About SH 22167 28360).

2  The cave is in south Wales. It is in the dolomitized limestone of the Lower Clydach Valley Subgroup. Although a fairly recent discovery it is on the Cambrian Cave Registry. Although very short, the thickness of flowstone in it demonstrates that in the past a considerable amount of water has flowed move than 50m above the nearby surface river.
 

mudman

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Graigwen said:
Wot? No interest after a couple of weeks? Time for clues.

1  Don't bother about the unguessable mine. It is the upper trial level of Rhiw manganese mine near Aberdaron. (About SH 22167 28360).

2  The cave is in south Wales. It is in the dolomitized limestone of the Lower Clydach Valley Subgroup. Although a fairly recent discovery it is on the Cambrian Cave Registry. Although very short, the thickness of flowstone in it demonstrates that in the past a considerable amount of water has flowed move than 50m above the nearby surface river.

Ah ha. Ogof y Goron?
 

Graigwen

Member
mudman said:
Ah ha. Ogof y Goron?

Spot on mudman. Ogof y Goron it is, a cave so small and with a near suicidal approach that as far as I know only one person has explored it, that most desperate of digging desparados Tony Donovan.

Your turn now.

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mudman

Member
Graigwen said:
mudman said:
Ah ha. Ogof y Goron?

Spot on mudman. Ogof y Goron it is, a cave so small and with a near suicidal approach that as far as I know only one person has explored it, that most desperate of digging desparados Tony Donovan.

Your turn now.

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Oops, I forgot about this.
How about this one?
 

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