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Report - Bwlchglas Lead Mine (Shallow Adit), April 2012

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by cunningcorgi, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. cunningcorgi

    cunningcorgi 28DL Regular User
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    HISTORY

    The mine was developed on two veins possibly associated with the Hafan fault. Recorded working at the mine is very late in relationship to other mines in mid-Wales. And was being worked on a number of occasions from 1882 to 1916, producing 1240 tons of lead ore and 99 tons of zinc ore.

    THE VISIT

    1. View down towards Shallow adit stooping
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    2. Stooping in the Shallow adit. Not advisable to vross the water - its a false floor under there
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    3. A big hole covered by planks gives access via the rotting ladders to the Intermediate and then Deep adits. Distance from top to Deep adit level, circa 175 feet
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    4. View down the hole (as far as I was going anyway !)
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    5. Flooded winze on Shallow adit level. Deep, with a false floor so assumed to be even deeper. Could be up to 150 odd feet deep going on the access to lower adits
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    6. Continuing down the Shallow adit
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    7. Another trial but ends in the distance
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    8. Calcite takes over
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    9. And then there was light, the adit entrance beckons
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    10. And out to be met by this view
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    Thanks for looking.
     

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