Cwm Ceunant Copper Mine

Looking over to the Carneddau from the middle adit

Date

19 February 2011
Location

Cwm Ceunant, Carnedd y Filiast

SH 62563 63756; 53.15314°N, 4.05673°W

Further Information

Spoil heaps for the workings, which were on three levels, are visible from Lon Las Ogwen on the valley floor. The mine is on the 350m contour in Cwm Ceunant, on the slopes of Carnedd y Filiast in the Glyderau range. Although the entrance to the bottom adit is completely covered over by a waste heap, the entrances to the middle and top adits are still clear.

Entrance to the middle adit


Looking over the spoil on the middle level to the Carneddau (Yr Elen and Carnedd Llewelyn can be seen topped with a dusting of snow)


At the entrance of the middle adit


At the entrance to the middle adit. The light on the left wall near the centre is from a short shaft to the surface.


Old chains in the stope on the top level


From the entrance to the middle level


Looking out to the Carneddau from the middle adit


Middle adit


Entrance to the top adit


Entrance to the top adit


Looking out from the top adit


Floor timbers in stoped area on top level

3 thoughts on “Cwm Ceunant Copper Mine

  1. Fabulous photos, Graham…with superb lighting. This mine is a fascinating one, I was reading about it a while ago in David Bick’s book. Thanks to you I shall put it top of my “To Explore” list!!

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