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Report - Bwlch Lead Mine Talybont - Mid Wales April 14



Lenston

Bajo Tierra
Regular User
#1
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

Entry
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Bottom level with cages
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Altair

Poking holes since '84
28DL Full Member
#4
Fantastic set there chap. That second picture is a winner but sod those 'floors' :eek:
 

The Franconian

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#6
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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