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PostSubject: Ochrycraig lead mine   Sun 02 May 2010, 10:35 am

On a visit to Penwern Slate mines,Llangynog ian and myself come accross this little gem on the way back down grid reference is SH053265 it sat right by the tramway up the steep climb to the Penwern slate mine/quarry thought it was very very interesting and a little bit curious as to its posistion it was a very busy mountain me thinks...............( hope ive got this right and put it in the right place folks)
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PostSubject: Re: Ochrycraig lead mine   Sun 02 May 2010, 11:18 am

hi wes i see ian is getting you to do his dirty work Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Ochrycraig lead mine   Sun 02 May 2010, 1:03 pm

Location
SH 053 265

Directions
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.

Access
All ungated, no known permissions required

Suggested Equipment
None

Length
Unknown but not extensive

Flood Risk
No apparent risk of flooding but unknown lower down

Mine Attributes
Lead, Copper, Iron and may be others ....

Description
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.

Unexplored Passages
The “downwards” passage(s) were not explored at all

Digs
None

Links
None Known

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PostSubject: Re: Ochrycraig lead mine   Sun 02 May 2010, 2:10 pm















This is the Slate mine, there is an inlcine running up the mountain - the lead mine entrances are on either side of it around 2/3rds of the way up

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