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Author Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
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Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Posted: 21/11/2014 18:29:48
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Or is it flying pigs over Snowdonia?

In 2010 the Crown Estate gave limited company Gold Mines of Wales (GMW) an exclusive option to search 120 square kilometres of the Dolgellau gold belt, much of which sits in Snowdonia National Park.
Now Stellar Resources, which owns a 49% share in GMW has announced that it has received “significant gold assay results” from the latest underground sampling programme conducted on the Tyn n Cornel section of the Clogau St David’s Gold Mine


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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/resturn-gold-mining-snowdonia-step-8149889
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Gold mining in Snowdonia could return
Posted: 21/11/2014 20:19:07
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Some good gold values quoted in today's Times!
But how often have these resulted in mining?

I think a little more drilling is required!
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Posted: 22/11/2014 06:59:44
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FWIW Gold price is currently bumping along the $1200/oz mark, down from $1800 a year ago and only 5% up in 5 years.

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Posted: 22/11/2014 10:27:30
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Good news but the crown should have no say in it. IP: 213.205.229.105
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Posted: 22/11/2014 10:44:11
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miner1985 wrote:

Good news but the crown should have no say in it.


For good / bad --- right / wrong
The Crown Estates licence all gold mining in the U.K.
That's the law. Sad

Their will be enough "anti's" in Bontddu and Snowdonia National Park to keep them tied up for years.
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Posted: 22/11/2014 11:33:38
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Independence would sort that out !!! IP: 213.205.229.105
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Posted: 22/11/2014 11:44:03
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miner1985 wrote:



Independence would sort that out !!!



Jeeeez that would only make it worse!!

Gwynedd County Council and Snowdonia National Park would put us all back in the Stone Age if they had their way. They are far too powerful as it is!

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Posted: 22/11/2014 20:18:52
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Jeeeez that would only make it worse!!

Gwynedd County Council and Snowdonia National Park would put us all back in the Stone Age if they had their way. They are far too powerful as it is!


Surely not, the stone age is far too recent!
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Posted: 22/11/2014 20:24:12
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Would we have to take up jobs as trees? Laugh

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Posted: 22/11/2014 20:37:28
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The price of Welsh gold is always a lot higher than the general gold price. I am talking pure Welsh gold not the jewelry that has a touch of Welsh gold mixed in with "ordinary" gold. IP: 2.99.16.222
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Posted: 22/11/2014 21:06:06
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

sinker wrote:



Jeeeez that would only make it worse!!

Gwynedd County Council and Snowdonia National Park would put us all back in the Stone Age if they had their way. They are far too powerful as it is!


Surely not, the stone age is far too recent!


Correct. They would have us back in a time before folks learnt to wear furs and light fires.
SNP in particular have lost the plot in a major way recently. Charging me £5 to park in a car park in my own country, in my own county, to go for a walk to look at my own landscape.
And GCC Parking Enforcement Nazis slapping parking tickets on hundreds of cars over every holiday weekend around Capel Curig/Plas y Brenin/Pen y Pass/Nant Ffrancon. Go for a day out, go for lunch, spend money supporting local businesses, return to your car and find its cost you another £50 in the form of an "Excess Parking Charge"! Welcome to Wales, please come again. Jeez, talk about shooting the goose that lays the golden egg!! How the hell do this lot think that they are going to pay for everything if they scare away or p1ss off their best customers??!

Ahem.... sorry, rant over.....Blush Surrender

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Posted: 22/11/2014 21:57:16
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From the links to the news article they have good gold samples. When I worked at West Driefontein gold mine in South Africa the average was 10 grams a tonne. I worked on a stope that was averaging 2 grams a tonne and another that was 200 grams a tonne.

Will be interesting to see what they average if they ever do mine gold.
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Posted: 22/11/2014 23:01:35
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Sorry didn't realise that GCC or The national parks represented the people of Wales. Will return to the Welsh coal mines website and leave you to your future conservative and ukip government or perhaps you prefer the class traitors in the labour party.
Getting back to the main point I find it obnoxious that anything conected to royalty should have any say in Wales whether it be gold or anything else. If I was English I wouldn't want them to have any say in anything English either sorry if that upsets you . If the SNP has lost the plot then try telling that to the people in Scotland who see them as their future unlike the dead beats in the other parties.
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Posted: 22/11/2014 23:04:56
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miner1985 wrote:

If the SNP has lost the plot then try telling that to the people in Scotland who see them as their future unlike the dead beats in the other parties.


The people of Scotland see Snowdonia National Parks as their future? Blink

In any case, i'm sure you feel a bit red in the fact realising no one is talking about the Scottish national party.
Best step down from the old soapbox there Wink

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Posted: 22/11/2014 23:14:05
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Sorry I miss read the post thought the last one was on about the SNP in Scotland not Snowdonia national park.
One may well be doing a poor job you know more than me as you live there [but the ones in Scotland clearly arnt ].

Does anyone on this expect gold mining to restart in North Wales this is a serious question just wanting to know? Because we've looked at starting small mines in South Wales and the negative attitude to coal makes it a minefield.
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Posted: 23/11/2014 08:19:39
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Gwynedd County Council have not much of a say in whether the gold mine re-opens or not as it's within the Snowdonia National Park boundary and the SNP is the Local Planning Authority and believe it or not they are pro small scale mining.

It does not matter if you are mining coal, slate, aggregate, oil, gas or gold you have to have a license from the Crown Estate. Any other mention to 'Royal' gold is just a marketing ploy from the last 30 years and the press just naturally calls it that.


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Posted: 23/11/2014 12:48:01
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Manicminer wrote:



Gwynedd County Council have not much of a say in whether the gold mine re-opens or not as it's within the Snowdonia National Park boundary and the SNP is the Local Planning Authority and believe it or not they are pro small scale mining.



The point I was making, and I did admit that it was an Off Topic rant, was that if we had independence, it would give more general power to the likes of the local authorities and the NP.

Stll Off Topic so I'll leave it at that.

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Posted: 23/11/2014 13:03:45
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Regarding Coal,its the CA that one applies for a licence,not the Crown Estates,
Mentioning that the Snowdonia National Park is Pro small scale mining,was`nt their refusal of extending surface tipping area the main cause of closure and loss of jobs at the last working Gold Mine?
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Posted: 23/11/2014 13:27:06
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Agree Ty Gwyn but everything and everyone is anti coal at the moment so you might have more of a chance mining anything bar coal.
Off thread again if you get to run your own things then more chance of getting rid of those you don't like no chance with London government as they all for the establishment as it stands. Before anyone thinks this an anti anything but wales rant then some of my best friends as Durham miners and they think the same od the government in London.

Back on thread as some here know a lot about gold mining or hard rock mining could more than one mine be reopened?
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Posted: 23/11/2014 16:16:10
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Ty Gwyn wrote:


Mentioning that the Snowdonia National Park is Pro small scale mining,was`nt their refusal of extending surface tipping area the main cause of closure and loss of jobs at the last working Gold Mine?


No it was not. You are referring to Gwynfynydd in the mid 1980's when they wanted to use a cable car system to carry the waste over a mile away to a higher point the other side of the valley where they wanted to tip the waste to fill in a hollow between 2 hills. They were going to dump it over a stream etc and create a lot of problems for the future, that and the fact that it would have been highly visible from miles away got it turned down.
The mine shut down in the late 1990's just before the Legislation change that would have made the mine owner liable for pollutants from the mine 'forever'.

I forgot that the CA issued licenses for coal.


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