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AR

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south wales gold panning
Posted: 09/01/2013 15:52:05
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skippy wrote:

I have in front of me my copy of The Gold Rocks of Gt Britain and Ireland, by John Calvert - fairly famous book... 1854... He mentions Hochsetters grant from Elizabeth 1st, of the Mines Royal company, and 'gold in Worcestershire' - but nothing specific... Lots of other quite specific locations ARE mentioned though - interesting book... hard to get, quite rare these days, probably expensive I'd say....


The original book is probably pricey, but it's had the Google treatment: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9bxOAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Gold+Rocks+of+Great+Britain+and+Ireland&hl=en&sa=X&ei=05HtUOWjIJSN0wXLz4HIBg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Gold%20Rocks%20of%20Great%20Britain%20and%20Ireland&f=false

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Posted: 09/01/2013 19:17:51
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skippy wrote:

I have in front of me my copy of The Gold Rocks of Gt Britain and Ireland, by John Calvert - fairly famous book... 1854... He mentions Hochsetters grant from Elizabeth 1st, of the Mines Royal company, and 'gold in Worcestershire' - but nothing specific... Lots of other quite specific locations ARE mentioned though - interesting book... hard to get, quite rare these days, probably expensive I'd say....


AR wrote:

The original book is probably pricey, but it's had the Google treatment: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9bxOAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=The+Gold+Rocks+of+Great+Britain+and+Ireland&hl=en&sa=X&ei=05HtUOWjIJSN0wXLz4HIBg&ved=0CD4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=The%20Gold%20Rocks%20of%20Great%20Britain%20and%20Ireland&f=false


It was also reprinted by Dickie Bird as Mining Facsimilies Reprint No. 16 of 1988.
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south wales gold panning
Posted: 09/01/2013 19:37:44
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Calvert's book The Gold Rocks of Great Britain and Ireland can be downloaded for free from Google Old Books - or at least it could when I did that in 2008. If you can't find it contact me and I'll send you a copy (6.5Mb and 361 pages) Not the same as a proper paper version but a lot cheaper!
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Posted: 09/01/2013 20:32:37
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Tim, thanks for the ref. I'll get hold of a copy via the NMW library. IP: 86.142.189.38
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Posted: 16/05/2020 21:23:00
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Is the area that's worth panning at dolaucothi only that which is close to the gold mine? IP: 85.255.233.228
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Posted: 16/05/2020 23:26:49
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The definetive book on gold in the UK by Lee Gary Palmer has Dolaucothi as the only large gold bearing area inS Wales, with minor find in Pembrokeshire, and they are really minor, mostly pyrite !

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Posted: 17/05/2020 10:46:50
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Thank you Coggy, I might just give it a try. Any tips on the area? IP: 85.255.235.63
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Posted: 17/05/2020 11:27:29
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I have a copy of the book AR referred to at £25 its bot over expensive
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https://www.moorebooks.co.uk/-USED-The-Gold-Rocks-of-Great-Britain-and-Ireland-with-a-General-outline-of-the-Gold-Regions-of-the-World-A-Treatise-on-the-Geology-of-Gold.html
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Posted: 17/05/2020 20:00:23
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Calvert dismisses South Wales pretty quickly. The only location is Oogafau (sic), meaning Dolaucothi which is mentioned as a Roman Mine. G W Hall also mentions Treffgarne in Pembrokeshire. IP: 80.43.217.49
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Posted: 18/05/2020 09:58:19
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Book just uploaded in pdf from archive.org (a wondeful free source of free books and music).



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Posted: 18/05/2020 10:28:33
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The problem with Calvert is that it was a promotional book and many of the locations are patently false with gold occurrences in geologically impossible locations. For "unusual" locations treat with caution!! IP: 31.200.167.214
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