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Report - Ystrad Einion Copper Mine, Wales - May 2014

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by tumbles, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. tumbles

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    After the mills of Talybont it was only a short drive up to this rather lovely little mine. First visited it a few years ago but never really took any photos - I just stood and admired the waterwheel in all its glory.

    The mine itself is ridiculously old, it could originally of been founded around 1700's - records show it was brought back into operation around 1850's but suffered from poor production and despite a few ownership changes it ceased production before the turn of the 20th century. Two adits are accessible although the further north one has suffered from a collapse and only goes a small distance down. The main adit features the stunning waterwheel - one of only two left in situ in the UK it really is a sight to behold. The whole site is a scheduled ancient monument.

    As I was on my own for this visit I didn't venture too far inside the main adit - I didn't really feel comfortable as there are more than a few dodgy floors further along!

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    Thanks for looking - little bit more info here Ystrad Einon Copper Mine, Wales | Whatevers Left | UK Urbex
     
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  2. Morrisey

    Morrisey 28DL Regular User
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    Great work. Can't believe i've still not visited this place.
     
  3. D4RK

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    Ye, what a nice explore, can't believe we I still haven't visited this place, Morrisey. Seams like a good pick for the next day out :D

    Thanks,
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  4. tumbles

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    Make a day of it and do the two mills at Talybont as only about 10 minutes down the road.
     
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    Are the mills worth visiting as I have heard that theres not much left there?
     
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    Really nice - that waterwheel is impressive. Was it used for haulage/winding or something else? Nice shots there mate. :thumb
     
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    The two at Talybont are perhaps some of the best in the country imo.
     
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    When I saw your pic of the waterwheel I actually said out loud "holy sh*t!"

    Great pics
     
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