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Report - Bwlch Lead Mine Talybont - Mid Wales April 14

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Lenston, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Visited with The Kwan and Landsker

    Amazing little mine with some stunning features left inside, unfortunately i couldn't get to to the very bottom level (Cages) with a lack of equipment or experience but first time on a rope and harness for me felt great which is worrying for the future. It was fun watching Kwan and Landsker SRT back up though :D

    Some History

    Lead Mining started at Bwlch Glas started during the 1880's when a level was excavated to intercept two parallel veins of ore, which outcropped further up the hill. Serious production at the mine didn't start until 1909, when an impressive processing mill was constructed and other levels opened. The Scottish Cardigan Lead Mining Company Ltd. finally closed the mine in 1923, having worked there on a fairly intermittent basis for a number of years.

    Some pics

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    Bottom level with cages
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    #1 Lenston, Apr 13, 2014
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  2. wellingtonian

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    Great shots mate. Ladders look proper shonky :eek:
     
  3. Telf

    Telf 28DL Regular User
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    Great shots m8, looks like a top day:thumb
     
  4. Altair

    Altair Poking holes since '84
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    Fantastic set there chap. That second picture is a winner but sod those 'floors' :eek:
     
  5. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Now this looks amazing. Makes we want to get underground again at some point. Stunning photos
     
  6. The Franconian

    The Franconian 28DL Regular User
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    This looks nice + and I like the entry photo in combination with the mine
    interesting to see how little is to be seen from outside and what comes inside = cool
     
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