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Author Gaewern Slate Quarry
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Gaewern Slate Quarry
Posted: 22/04/2007 21:42:29
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Can anyone tell me about this unusual place? Big Grin IP: 84.64.99.211
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Gaewern Slate Quarry
Posted: 22/04/2007 22:19:49
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First worked in the 18th Century and in 1880 became part of nearby Braich Goch Quarry. Something of a hotchpotch as levels from early workings did not coincide. Working was in the narrow vein which dipped in two directions as it is folded in the area making a V shape.

The two mines combined were taken over in 1962 by the Lloyd Brothers who also own Aberllefenni and closed in 1970.

Not sure if there's anything unusual about it apart from maybe the fact that the vein dips in two directions.
IP: 81.159.231.182 Edited: 22/04/2007 22:20:16 by merddinemrys
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Posted: 22/04/2007 22:29:40
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Cheers, It's just: from the mine-explorer pics it looked as if it had been backfilled.
thanks. I guess the workings were later opened out in quarries.
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Posted: 22/04/2007 22:33:30
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I think a few chambers have been backfilled - it was quite common to do that in the area and it was done in Aberllefenni a lot. There is a big open pit but most of the work was done underground. There are lots of open adits about the place but the site is occupied by someone who sells slate products so not really accesible. IP: 81.159.231.182
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Posted: 22/04/2007 22:38:05
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Pity about the access, you can see that the cleavage angle is quite steep, making parts of it appear like mineral mine stopes. Big Grin IP: 84.64.99.211 Edited: 22/04/2007 22:41:10 by LAP
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Posted: 25/04/2007 12:33:18
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How is access to Brach-Goch? Big Grin IP: 212.219.207.40
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Posted: 25/04/2007 12:57:35
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Dead easy. Pays your money at the counter and in you go by boat. And that's as much as anybody will say in an open forum Wink IP: 83.148.135.213
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Posted: 25/04/2007 16:14:46
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It's obvious that I'll need to e-mail one of you... Wink IP: 81.77.39.179
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Posted: 25/04/2007 23:10:41
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LAP wrote:

It's obvious that I'll need to e-mail one of you... Wink


Your getting the hang of this now, bless ya !!!! Big Grin
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Posted: 26/04/2007 08:32:51
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Sorted then... Big Grin IP: 84.67.69.16
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