Moel Faban Quarry Rock Cannon

Moel Faban Quarry Rock Cannon

Date

6 August 2011
Location

Moel Faban Quarry, Rachub

SH 62876 67831; 53.18982°N, 4.05379°W

Information

Rock cannon at Moel Faban slate quarry, close to the village of Rachub.

Reference: Griff R. Jones, The Rock Cannon of Gwynedd, 2002 (ISBN 0953369218)

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Moel Faban Quarry

Light painting the adit

Date

5 March 2011
Location

Rachub, Bethesda

SH 62813 67846; 53.18995°N, 4.05474°W

Information

Around the time of the Great Strike at Penrhyn Quarry (1900-1903), Moel Faban quarry was in operation together with nearby Tan-y-bwlch quarry in a workers’ cooperative. The quarry is on the lower slopes of Moel Faban, above the village of Rachub. Part of the workings were underground. Operations ceased before 1914.

The adit is around 200 paces long and has a small alcove cut out on the right towards the end.

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