Ceunant Arsenic Mine

Entrance to the adit, on the banks of the Ogwen

Date

26 February 2011
Location

Ceunant, Nant Ffrancon

SH 63315 64620; 53.16109°N, 4.04585°W

Information

The adit is on the banks of the river Ogwen, close the Arsenic flues. It is now flooded and, at least, partially blocked by various items of rubbish.

Explorations were made at this site in about 1760 by locals, and around 1837 an English company resumed mining activity here, which was stopped because of skin complaints and the pollution of the Afon Ogwen.

Entrance to the adit, on the banks of the Ogwen

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