Welsh Wezzit

Ian Adams

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I have walked that area extensively and can't think where the bugger is. I do remember a small mine in a small "bay" but I can't remember where it was. I will trawl through my old piccies and see if I can find it if someone doesn't beat me to it o_O
 

Ian Adams

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I have walked that area extensively and can't think where the bugger is. I do remember a small mine in a small "bay" but I can't remember where it was. I will trawl through my old piccies and see if I can find it if someone doesn't beat me to it o_O





That's the one I found west of Amlwch and it definitely isn't yours. I'm stumped!
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RobinGriffiths

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I think yours is possibly the one marked as Caves on the OS Map just west of Bull Bay.

There are a suprising number of little copper trials, shafts and workings on the coast all the way from here to Porth Swtan.
 

RobinGriffiths

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Not sure about discovered but it's certainly associated with a particular clay mineral. Although the Museum of Wales does have this mine down as the type location for this mineral, so maybe.

Primarily though, or maybe nominally so, it's a copper mine.
 

RobinGriffiths

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I think MountainPenguin has probably got it, but I'll give them some time to offer a name.

In the meantime, a bit of puffing from the past

In the share prospectus in June 1839 the mines were described:-
“These mines are situated to the west of Parys Mountain and are well known … as a sett of great importance, and estimate them to be of no less value that the celebrated Parys mine which has realised millions to it’s noble proprietors."

Nice to see that the grocer's apostrophe was going strong even then.
 
I dont know the name but have explored it and dropped the shaft above in an attempt to connect it. DJ who gave us the guided toor described the white clay mineral as a hexagonal plane similar to the clays used for the firebricks across the bay (an excellent place for an explore)
 

RobinGriffiths

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Good enough for me, so all yours. Was the shaft open? When I threw some stones down it seemed to hit some corrugated metal some way down.

Mine is Pant y Gaseg Mine and adit is at SH 41270 94644. Shaft further up the hillside. The mineral in question is dickite.
 

Babyhagrid

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Croesor or Rhosydd? I remember something a lot less sturdy looking on the through trip. From the lack of bolts and triple traverse lines I'd guess it was mid 90s??
 

ChrisJC

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It is Croesor, so well done Babyhagrid. The picture was taken in 2000, so 23 years ago. The entire deck has gone from the bridge now sadly. It wasn't great then though - all show and no go !

Chris.
 
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