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PostSubject: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sun 01 Mar 2009, 2:36 am

Location
SJ 057 792

Directions
The mine is within the grounds of the Dyserth Waterfall attraction with ample public parking right next to it.

The entrance is obvious and on the right of the public footpath only a few yards from the main entrance gate.

Access
Permission is required from the gate house by the honesty box.

Suggested Equipment
None

Length
Several hundred yards, possibly more.

Flood risk
The main adit is flooded to knee depth with some cross cut adits wholly submerged.

Mine Attributes
Unknown, possibly lead. 2 x Adits and 2 x Caves

Description

Adit #1
A clean cut adit runs into the hillside from the public path which quickly brings the water to knee depth.

The adit unusually swings round with a long, sweeping arc with some cross adits running off. A couple of these cross adits are entirely submerged suggesting that pumps may once have been used although no sign is left of any machinery.

There are a couple of areas where shafts lead upwards in some cases with fallen rocks at the bottom. These appear to be areas where old man has chased a vein or two but may well lead to another level.

Adit #2
Above the waterfall and around 300 yards further upstream.

There are three entrances to this adit. Essentially, an adit cuts through the rock face on the left hand side of the stream (as you walk up) and is intersected by an entrance on the front as it continues out to the other side of the rock.

Total length is only around 400-500 feet.

There is a chamber where the 2nd entrance intersects and this is filled with litter.

Cave #1
Above the waterfall and to the left, this can bee seen by walking to the waterfall’s edge and looking upstream and to the left.

This cave has a large entrance but appears to be nothing more than a grotto and is no more than 20 feet in length. A mystery given it’s huge aperture.

Cave #2
Located above adit #2, this is a small entrance which leads to a small cavern (big enough for 3 adults). The passage continues but is too small to pass although the floor is eminently diggable. Just one problem; there is a *** of spiders and they glisten, crawl and look extremely uninviting

Unexplored Passages
All of the upwards leading “holes” remain unexplored.

A passable, muddy belly crawl remains unexplored.

Digs
A potential dig in Cave #2

Links
http://www.dyserth.com/html/lower_dyserth_-_waterfall.html

http://www.dyserth.com/html/talargoch_summary__dyserth.html

http://www.dyserth.com/html/dyserth_waterfall1.html

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 3:01 pm



The entrance to the adit #1 (map above)




Just inside adit #1

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 3:07 pm



Cave #1 above the waterfall




Cave #1 above the waterfall




Cave #1 above the waterfall

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 3:14 pm



Adit #2 (1st entrance)







The litter filled cavern area




Adit #2 (2nd entrance)




Adit #2 leading to the 3rd entrance

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 3:16 pm



A extra mini-adventure through the rock face between entrances 1 & 2 of Adit #2

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Sat 21 Mar 2009, 3:20 pm



The entrance to Cave #2 above and between entrances 1 & 2 of Adit #2




Inside Cave #2, the small chamber




The potential dig in Cave #2

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PostSubject: Re: Dyserth Waterfall Mine   Mon 23 Mar 2009, 9:13 am

The pictures here of Adit #1 are a number of years old and re-produced from historical references with the permission of the copyright owner




Adit #1 Picture taken at "A" on the map




Adit #1 Picture taken at "B" on the map



Adit #1 Picture taken at "C" on the map




Adit #1 Picture taken at "C" on the map (looking upwards)




Adit #1 Picture taken at "D" on the map




Adit #1 Picture taken at "E" on the map (looking upwards)




Adit #1 Picture taken at "F" on the map




Adit #1 Picture taken at "G" on the map (on the way out)

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