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Report - - Ystrad Einion Copper Mine, Wales - May 2014 | Mines and Quarries | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - Ystrad Einion Copper Mine, Wales - May 2014


tumbles

Trip Hopping
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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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How the mill would have looked back in the day

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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,
D4RK
 

D4RK

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Are the mills worth visiting as I have heard that theres not much left there?
 

Mutagen

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Really nice - that waterwheel is impressive. Was it used for haulage/winding or something else? Nice shots there mate. :thumb
 

miffy78

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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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