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Posted: 10/10/2020 21:25:26
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Clogau have posted a new video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=SQwMn-ZYKCA&fbclid=IwAR3P7sbtbz3Exlf93v3zIIqCYLfPRf9viHbw4fFLbSgx7Hv5hbHqJ9ZzGL4&app=desktop

Shares must need a push. Laugh

Interesting they mention a gold museum. I haven't heard that from them before.
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Posted: 10/10/2020 21:43:05
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My mate Terry gets a few views, mainly from the back... IP: 2.98.87.51
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Posted: 11/10/2020 08:33:44
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All sounds very positive. Nothing a good bit of bureaucracy can't kill off though sadly.

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Posted: 11/10/2020 08:46:02
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Well fingers crossed for them hope it works out well Thumb Up

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Posted: 11/10/2020 11:34:17
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Well unless they start talking credible environmental planning before long it won’t (and shouldn’t) get very far. Unless Parys mountain coming to Mawddach is fine with everyone.

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Posted: 11/10/2020 11:40:01
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If it does happen, maybe they will increase the minute percentage of "Clogau" gold in "Clogau jewellery". I won't hold my breath.

I seem to remember the previous attempt at having some kind of tourist operation failed planning permission due to difficulty with public access. There may have been other issues, but that was the one I know of.
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Posted: 11/10/2020 11:57:35
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For those who can recall, didn’t they run out of voids used as settling ponds within the mine? Ending up with slurry with nowhere to go except the Afon Gain/Mawddach. Not to mention the heavy metals generally dropping out of such discharges then, however clear it may have looked.

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Posted: 11/10/2020 19:56:07
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Was that core boring that was taking place?for sampling.

Did`nt they core bore in Gwynfynydd when it was working?
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Posted: 11/10/2020 21:32:22
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The boring was just for samples. IP: 2.98.87.51
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Posted: 11/10/2020 22:24:53
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TwllMawr wrote:

For those who can recall, didn’t they run out of voids used as settling ponds within the mine? Ending up with slurry with nowhere to go except the Afon Gain/Mawddach. Not to mention the heavy metals generally dropping out of such discharges then, however clear it may have looked.


Don't confuse Clogau with Gwynfynydd. Alba/GMOW have Clogau and about 120 km2 of exploration area and Clogau the Jewelry company has Gwynfynydd and about 20 km2 of area. Both want to restart mining on their areas.

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Posted: 12/10/2020 08:56:59
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Thanks for the clarification ‘Manicminer’. So has Clogau seen similar levels of activity as Gwynfynydd in recent times? If so how did it’s extraction and refining processes differ?

It does seem strange that the players bang-on about ‘gold in them there hills’ every so often, when (apart from enough investment cash) their biggest hurdle would be convincing everyone they can mine it in a responsible way generally, and especially, given the location. I guess any extraction and onsite processing will involve some pretty decent discharge treatment systems. Or should we brace ourselves to see Llechfraith looking like Parc, Gwydyr around the 1950’s.

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Posted: 12/10/2020 09:17:28
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Can I ask what happened in the 1950s at parc ? Was it large scale pollution of the rivers ? Have been watching /reading these comments and learning but starting to get interested more Thumbs Up

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Posted: 12/10/2020 10:11:28
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I couldn't find any reference to the 1950s in the book but there was a flash flood in 1964 which washed alot of mine waste down on to the road.

They also made a choke dam in level 3 because there was a risk of a rush of water coming out.

There's some photos in the book of when it was operating and some of it does look like a bleak wasteland.
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Posted: 12/10/2020 20:25:29
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Down and beyond wrote:

Can I ask what happened in the 1950s at parc ? Was it large scale pollution of the rivers ? Have been watching /reading these comments and learning but starting to get interested more Thumbs Up


Not 1950's, but 1974 (D.Bird Photo), but you'll appreciate the concern



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Posted: 12/10/2020 20:50:14
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TwllMawr wrote:

Down and beyond wrote:

Can I ask what happened in the 1950s at parc ? Was it large scale pollution of the rivers ? Have been watching /reading these comments and learning but starting to get interested more Thumbs Up


Not 1950's, but 1974 (D.Bird Photo), but you'll appreciate the concern



O gosh so I am guessing that’s all the dirty yellow water washing in to a water course which is very bad as any wildlife is in danger + lots more damage to everything

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Posted: 12/10/2020 21:56:48
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alex17595 wrote:


They also made a choke dam in level 3 because there was a risk of a rush of water coming out.



The dam was put in in the early 1990's after a consultants report suggested there could be a surge if the lake broke through.
Unlikely perhaps but good for (our) business. At the same time lots of shafts were capped, adits grilled and Hafna dug out and grilled. Also the dayhole into Parc where water flowed in was plugged and various surface water features were built.
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Posted: 13/10/2020 08:53:58
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The dam was put in in the early 1990's after a consultants report suggested there could be a surge if the lake broke through.
Unlikely perhaps but good for (our) business. At the same time lots of shafts were capped, adits grilled and Hafna dug out and grilled. Also the dayhole into Parc where water flowed in was plugged and various surface water features were built.


Presumably that was when the viewing platform was put at Kneebones Cutting and the 'car park' built above the Level 3 portal?

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Posted: 13/10/2020 13:38:16
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Yes, we put in the viewing platform then but the carpark already existed. We moved onto the carpark with our site office etc. We had to scrape the moss and leaf mould of it so it wasn't new.
From memory the car park was there in the 70's when we had visited previously.
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Posted: 13/10/2020 13:59:43
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This interesting about Parc, I always understood that the fear was off the release of the underground blockage on the Gorlan lode and water backed up beyond, I now know better.

The backed up water beyond the fall is actually just under 5 feet in dryish weather, backing up to over 6 in wet, at base of the western ladderway.

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