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Posted: 16/09/2020 07:58:41
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Hello everyone.

Start of next month I fancy visiting Prince Edward gold mine , I no it’s a cracking walk up to it , just wondering if anybody could please advise me if anybody has been Recently if it’s still no key needed .

Also while I am in this area is their any other small mine people recommend visiting that’s local to this one, just a sort of a day do two small nice ones in a single day ?

Thought I would ask as I always have had very helpful response many thanks !! Thumbs Up
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Posted: 16/09/2020 08:50:42
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Personally I would go to Rhosydd. It's a nice walk up to it (weather depending!), and you can have a good poke about inside without the need for any gear. If you're brave, you can climb out of the Twll (large pit at the top) onto the moor to make it a through trip.

I think there is a survey on here for it.

Conglog is a very small place on the track up to Rhosydd that most people don't even notice! But it's worth popping in on the way past if you've got time.

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Posted: 16/09/2020 11:42:21
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Bwlch y Plwm, Pant-y-wrach and Catherine and Jane are within a 10mile radius if you want something 'metally'. Bwlch y Plwm is probably the most interesting. Also for novelty value, Cae Fali, you can enter an adit, pass under the Ffestiniog Railway, and pop out of a hole on the other side. IP: 86.162.32.11
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Posted: 16/09/2020 11:56:17
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I read somewhere very recently that Prince Edward mine has been (re) gated and locked. Nice trudge though and a chance to take in the Toman y Mur Roman fort complex.

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Posted: 16/09/2020 13:57:51
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Has there also been a collapse?
If this has been gated there is another way in which we used to use as a scramble out. Obviously this could be now sealed as well.
Apart from the lovely walk Im not sure its worth itBig Grin

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Posted: 16/09/2020 14:01:51
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Ahhh well Thankyou !

I appreciate your time taking to reply I shall go some where else instead , it sounds like it’s not really worth bothering with anymore which is a real shame but you locals no a lot better than I do !

Once again thanks !
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Posted: 16/09/2020 16:19:41
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A shame if Prince Edward is no longer accessible as I always fancied a visit but haven't got around to it yet.

Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works - does this literally mean they were practicing making forts?
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Posted: 16/09/2020 16:47:51
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ttxela wrote:



Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works - does this literally mean they were practicing making forts?


Probably more a temporary marching camp being practiced rather than a full-blown fort - Roman army units in hostile territory would throw together a quick ditch and bank fortification around their camp site, and of course it's a lot quicker to do if you've got practice at doing it. I've a recollection that there's a whole sequence of these practice camps still visible somewhere up near Hadrian's Wall.

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Posted: 16/09/2020 18:24:44
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ChrisJC wrote:

Personally I would go to Rhosydd. It's a nice walk up to it (weather depending!), and you can have a good poke about inside without the need for any gear. If you're brave, you can climb out of the Twll (large pit at the top) onto the moor to make it a through trip.

I think there is a survey on here for it.

Conglog is a very small place on the track up to Rhosydd that most people don't even notice! But it's worth popping in on the way past if you've got time.



Chris.




Agree with Chris on his choice of Rhosydd

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Posted: 16/09/2020 20:02:34
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ttxela wrote:



Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works - does this literally mean they were practising making forts?


I asked the same question of a local historian/archaeologist and was they (the ones at Toman y Mur) was told they were exactly that, practising building forts! There are 3 (from memory) in a very small area, the actual fort, complete with amphitheatre, military parade ground, water works, etc is slightly separate from the practise works.

There is another gold mine fairly near it goes under the GWR line from Bala just West of Cwm Prysor Viaduct.
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Posted: 16/09/2020 21:17:58
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ttxela wrote:

A shame if Prince Edward is no longer accessible as I always fancied a visit but haven't got around to it yet.

Incidentally the Roman fort is marked on the OS map as Roman Practice Works - does this literally mean they were practicing making forts?


There are Roman practice works at Cawthorn, north of Pickering in N Yorks. Also at Woden Law, a hill fort in the Scottish Borders there are earthworks that have been interpreted as Roman practice siege works. Train hard, fight easy! Hadrians Wall was built and maintained by soldiers, all of whom worked as engineers, building and maintaining roads and bridges, if they survived their 20 years, they retired with a wide set of skills.
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Posted: 17/09/2020 05:41:44
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A load of crap got swept down the stope to surface during the colossal flash floods in early July 2001. I went in a few times after, and the rotting vegetation was starting to make the air bad. This was on the third drift i.e. that on the third and final lode driven upon, but only east of the main cross-cut. It's been many years since I was last there, but thought I'd point it out. IP: 86.138.160.103
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Posted: 18/09/2020 18:21:59
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About 12 months ago there was a substantial collapse in the third lode apparently but it is still possible to do the through trip. Lots of unstable stuff. Just don't sneeze... IP: 109.148.85.69
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Posted: 20/09/2020 14:32:42
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BertyBasset wrote:

Also for novelty value, Cae Fali, you can enter an adit, pass under the Ffestiniog Railway, and pop out of a hole on the other side.

where is this Mr B? Would live a little visit, for Novelty Value of course.


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Prince Edward Gold Mine (mine)
Posted: 20/09/2020 14:47:29
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stevem wrote:

BertyBasset wrote:

Also for novelty value, Cae Fali, you can enter an adit, pass under the Ffestiniog Railway, and pop out of a hole on the other side.

where is this Mr B? ...

CAE FALI MINE lead Llandecwyn, Merioneth SH631405
Bick D.E., 2003, The Old Copper Mines of Snowdonia 3rd Ed. p. p. 26
Boyd, J.I.C., 1975, The Festiniog Railway, p. 271 (erroneously described as an adit of Catherine and Jane Consols)
Foster-Smith, J.R., 1977, The Mines of Merioneth (NMRS British Mining 6) p. 8
OS six-inch map of Merionethshire 2nd ed. sheet XI.SE revised 1899, published 1901

CAE VALLEY MINE lead Llandecwyn, Merioneth SH631405
Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald 25 Jul 1863 p. 5
Mining Journal 1863 p. 737

Also, possibly:
CAENANT MINE lead Llanfrothen, Merioneth
Mineral Statistics 1874

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Posted: 20/09/2020 14:53:32
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Wow. Thanks Dave.

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Posted: 20/09/2020 17:15:58
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The above info came from Jeremy Wilkinson's Gazetteer and Bibliography of the Mines and Quarries of North Wales - available online at www.hendrecoed.org.uk

... but we're getting a bit Off Topic now

Dave
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Posted: 20/09/2020 19:01:28
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davel wrote:


Boyd, J.I.C., 1975, The Festiniog Railway, p. 271 (erroneously described as an adit of Catherine and Jane Consols)

Dave


Surely not Dave!!! LaughLaugh
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