Gwaith Copper Mine

Looking along Nant Ffrancon towards Tryfan

Date

26 February 2011
Location

Gwaith, Nant Ffrancon

SH 63026 63217; 53.14842°N, 4.04957°W

Information

In 1782 the Parys Mine Company discovered a vein of copper ore at this site. The main workings were below the old road close to the now ruined house Gwaith-maen. The yield from the mine amounted to only a few tons. A little higher up the slope of Carnedd y Filiast, below Cwm Graianog, an adit some 30 yards or so long was driven.

Entrance to the adit (now blocked off)


Looking down over the waste pile from the adit. The remains of Gwaith-maen with spoil heaps just beyond can be seen on the other side of the old road.


Workings just to the north side of the entrance to the adit


Workings just to the north of the entrance to the adit

Advertisements

One thought on “Gwaith Copper Mine

Share your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s