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Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
Posted: 06/07/2019 10:59:55
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In addition to the Drws y Coed, Simdde Dylluan and Benallt, I’ve just read of another ... Diffwys Tarw.

Little else than the name to be found by armchair searches.

Anyone come across more? Thanks.

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Posted: 10/07/2019 12:20:51
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It may be the same as one I called Cwm y Ffynnon in a short description in British Mining Memoir No 41 (1990) page 49. It is on the south slopes of the Tal-y-Mignedd valley south of Drws-y-Coed an on OS mapsheet Caernarvonshire XXLSE (1888). There was a mine truck in there in the late 1980s and a nice exposure of the vein at the end of the upper level (photo and plan in BM 41.

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Drws y Coed area cluster of mines
Posted: 10/07/2019 17:09:19
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Thanks for that. I’ll check it out this evening.

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Posted: 11/07/2019 15:23:20
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Tim Colman wrote:

It may be the same as one I called Cwm y Ffynnon in a short description in British Mining Memoir No 41 (1990) page 49. It is on the south slopes of the Tal-y-Mignedd valley south of Drws-y-Coed an on OS mapsheet Caernarvonshire XXLSE (1888). There was a mine truck in there in the late 1980s and a nice exposure of the vein at the end of the upper level (photo and plan in BM 41.


Great article... thanks again. Locations plotted. Now where did I put the midge cream.


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Posted: 11/07/2019 21:35:06
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thanks for info , will have to return
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