Pandora Lead Mine

Spoil heaps, with Moel Siabod in the background


21 July 2012

Gwydyr Forest

SH 76764 60269; 53.12528°N, 3.84314°W


This is one of the many lead mines in Gwydyr Forest and was operated between 1889 and 1906 by the Welsh Crown Spelter Company. The mine appeared variously on Ordnance Survey maps as: Willoughby Lead mine (1889); Welsh Foxdale Lead Mine (1900); New Pandora Lead Mine (1913).

Ore won from the mine was transported via a 2.8 km tramway along the eastern shore of Llyn Geirionydd and then down a 200m-long aerial ropeway to be processed at Klondyke Mill (then the New Pandora Lead Works).

New Pandora Mine (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Ruins, Pandora Mine

Ruins, Pandora Mine


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