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Barmouth Manganese
Posted: 29/06/2018 11:51:24
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The hillside behind Barmouth looks like it might be a pleasant place to spend a sunny afternoon. The question is, does anyone know whether there is sufficient mineral/mines interest to make it a worthwhile trip?

I see from Davel's site that there are remains at Cell-fechan and fawr.

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Posted: 29/06/2018 14:03:59
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My old playground when I was a kid. Plenty there and also in the Moelfre Dome area behind Dyffryn Ardudwy and Llanbedr.
Davel is the world expert for that part of the world.

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Ah, well, now, you see.... IP: 82.132.184.182
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Posted: 29/06/2018 16:32:34
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I'm afraid there's not much to be seen underground in manganese mines around Barmouth, but the area is interesting as a mining landscape as a whole.

The remains are generally trenches and odd depressions. Near where I live in Llanaber (just north of Barmouth) the course of a tramway with an incline can be traced. What levels there were have mostly run in.

There are the remains of an aerial ropeway headend at the north end of Egryn mine and there's an impressive tramway and incline formation (which probably used and an aerial ropeway for part of its route) at Diphys mine in Cwm Mynach.

To my mind possibly the most interesting mines are Cilcychwyn mine in Cwm Nantcol and Cwm Mynach mine.

See http://www.hendrecoed.org.uk/Merioneth-Manganese for more information.

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Posted: 30/06/2018 01:25:51
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Thanks Dave and Sinker. Not too bothered about underground if there's a bit of surface fossiking to be had.

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Posted: 30/06/2018 09:17:21
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I have done the walk up from the town and across the hills. There is plenty to see with masses of working remains.
Well worth doing.
Great views as well.Smile
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Posted: 02/07/2018 10:17:54
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Thanks Rufenig.

Scheduled for next weekend I think.
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Posted: 04/07/2018 00:08:36
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I can recommend the walk up to Old Diphwys mine in Cwm Mynach - interesting and scenic following the route of the tramway with its inclines, causeways and remains of an aerial ropeway. IP: 149.241.147.208
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Posted: 08/07/2018 10:27:59
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And while you're there, nip over the river and have a look at the various slate workings. There is a bit to see, and if you look hard enough, a small amount of underground IP: 86.185.238.201
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