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Report - Penmaenmawr Mountain Quarry March 2016

Discussion in 'Mines and Quarries' started by Degenatron, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Degenatron

    Degenatron 28DL Regular User
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    After driving past this place many times and seeing the old mine buildings, this has long been a place ive wanted to explore.
    Myself, Rox and Trancentral took a long and very hard, steep walk but we got to the top eventually and as usual, not via the easiest route but it was worth it.

    Some History first from Wikipedia.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penmaenmawr

    On with the photos, savagely whittled down from about 150.

    The first one is nicked from http://www.penmaenmawr.com/historyQuarry.html which features more historic information.

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    This was labelled as 1948

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    The first of many winch houses we came across

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    Rock Crusher

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    Slope above the rock crusher that fed rocks into it

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    The first concrete winch house I have seen

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    Trancentral on the edge.

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    The back of that steam engine says "Penmaen 1878".

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    This is the quarry site at the top that is still active.

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    The sun showed itself briefly on the way down. Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Lavino

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    I like it ..:thumb
     
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  3. tigger

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    Superb set of photos from an interesting looking site.
     
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    ACID- REFLUX 28DL Regular User
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    Like this mate :thumb
    Always look up too the top Winding house before going into the tunnel, nice too see it from the top looking down

    Was going to call a few weeks back ironically, but after climbing a snowy Snowdon my legs were too fucked too attempt another major climb :(
     
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    Well done young man! Like you, driven past many times and missed the only open day they had. Really must make a better effort... I live on Anglesey, by the way.

    Les.
     
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    Very nice, looks like a lot of walking!
     
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