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Report - Ty Gwyn, Llandudno- April 2013

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by ObsidianLycan, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. ObsidianLycan

    ObsidianLycan Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
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    Rather an old one, and not many photos sadly :(

    Ty Gwyn is a Victoria copper mine beneath Llandudno, which is a later development (opened 1835_ and separate from the reast of the Great Orme Mines. This deposit was (humerously) discovered, when it was noticed that turf displaced by a cow slipping during some rather wet weather exposed some copper ore. There was also an underground tram to ease extraction of the ore in this 25 acre mine, which also had 2 shafts and an additional drainage adit. The mine closed in 1853, plagued by constant flooding

    Entrance is gained by way of a manhole near to the pier entrance on the prom.(https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3...lSiJPAe7XOm_xDt0OwJA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en). I was lucky enough to tag onto a group expedition down here in 2013 with the Great Orme Exploration Society (http://www.goes.org.uk/). We spent a good few hours down here, being guided around.

    More details on this mine: http://www.goes.org.uk/assets/History_of_TyGwyn.pdf


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    One of the shafts, collapsed and filled with beams/debris


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    Emerging from the manhole cover, in my usual graceful style :)
     

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  2. Nickindroy

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    You're not kidding about 'not many' photos!
     
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  3. ObsidianLycan

    ObsidianLycan Geologist, Urbexer, Geek
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    I am still looking as I thought I took more, might be lurking somewhere :(
     
  4. Nickindroy

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    No worries, you can always add them in. :thumb
     
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    I was also worried if my first report was Camelot...that I may well get lynched so thought I would ease in with a couple of mining ones first :D
     
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