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PostSubject: Geirionydd Shafts (Trefriw)   Tue 24 Feb 2009, 7:07 am

Location
SH 765 618

Directions
There is a public car park at Llyn Geirionydd which is reached from a really awkward B route from Betws Y Coed. If you park here you need to then walk the length of the lake to it’s north point and come off the main footpath and follow a secondary path running parallel and to the left. The shafts are a couple hundred feet from the north tip of the lake.

Alternatively, walk up from the Klondyke lead mine (up along the stream) and you will come across the shafts a couple hundred feet before you arrive at Llyn Geirionyndd.

Access
Ungated & open. Permission unknown but thought not to be required.

Suggested Equipment
None

Length
100-150 feet

Flood risk
None known.

Mine Attributes
Probably a lead mine but fool’s gold (iron pyrites) has been found in the spoil. Requires a scramble at the entrance.

Description
This mine is marked on the O/S map as “shafts” but this is incorrect.

In fact, this is more of a vein that was exposed to the surface and has been mined away creating a narrow(ish) rift. There are several points where this is exposed to the surface and these could probably be mis-undersatood to be “shafts”.

Entry requires a scramble down about 20 feet but is fairly straight forward.

Once “in”, you will find yourself in a roofless passageway with three adits, all of which are short but two of which are fairly ornate.

Worth a look if you are there but not worth a trip ion it’s own right as you will have seen everything within 10 minutes.

This mine is in close proximity to the Klondyke Lead mine.

Digs
None known.

Links
None known

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PostSubject: Re: Geirionydd Shafts (Trefriw)   Tue 24 Feb 2009, 7:14 am



The north tip of Llyn Geirionydd (the "shafts" are behind the camera)















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