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Dinorwic map?
Posted: 05/09/2020 15:09:54
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I think there used to be an isometric type map of Dinorwic mines and quarries on the old ME site. Can anyone point me to, or PM me a copy, or something similar please. I'm struggling to make sense of the features and levels due to the sheer size of the place!
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Dinorwic map?
Posted: 05/09/2020 16:44:10
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Don't know if it's any use at all, but https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dinorwic_Quarry_Map.png gives a vague idea of the principal working areas. However, I guess that if you probably already know that much?

The National Monuments Record of Wales' entry for the Quarry ( https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/40538/details/dinorwic-slate-quarry ) has various aerial images of the site; don't know if these are any more useful? These can be added to by Google Maps' satellite images, which include a useful '3d' view, such as https://www.google.com/maps/@53.1036237,-4.117015,1485a,35y,24.08h,56.31t/data=!3m1!1e3.

Aerial imagery is obviously no use for underground workings, afraid I can't help with that.

Hope some of that might be useful.
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Dinorwic map?
Posted: 05/09/2020 21:05:35
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If you get hold of a copy of "Slates to Velinheli", it is often available on ebay, that has a resonable plan of the quarry showing the names and designations of the levels and inclines etc, as well as a lot of other very interesting information. IP: 86.176.168.120
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