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Whilst stood in the village of Llandynog, you will see a huge mountain with two gaping holes halfway up. This is NOT it as you are looking at a slate mine and workings. However, you will also see an incline (for the slate workings) – there are two entrances to the lead mine and they are both next to the incline (on either side) and around 2/3rds of the way up it.
All ungated, no known permissions required
Unknown but not extensive
No apparent risk of flooding but unknown lower down
Lead, Copper, Iron and may be others ....
A strange lead mine in that it exists on the face of a slate quarry and it certainly predates the slate workings.
The village of Llandynog also has another lead mine on the opposite side of the valley (see “Llandynog Mine” but this does not connect to these workings.
Holes on either side of the slate incline are accessible and a mini “through trip” is easy. There are numerous small adits wandering around but most especially it appears to be a vein that has basically been worked up and down.
The mine is reasonably small but is well worth a visit if you are visiting the attached Pengwern Slate mine.
This mine is also reasonably mineral rich with evidence of copper sulphate amongst other things.
The “downwards” passage(s) were not explored at all
Release the Kraken .....