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Author Cynnant: recent activity?
royfellows

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Cynnant: recent activity?
Posted: 10/07/2013 08:55:11
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"This lead mine is situated on a dramatic hill side and was driven in the 1960's"
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Posted: 10/07/2013 12:58:48
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Does not appear on 'Old Maps' until 1979 and shows up on 2004 1:25000? IP: 86.9.242.208
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Posted: 10/07/2013 13:46:54
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The winter 2005 WMS newsletter sez it was worked in the 1960s. IP: 80.239.243.223
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Cynnant: recent activity?
Posted: 10/07/2013 14:00:02
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Yes, I have just looked it up. A Mr Treharne sunk a shaft and drove an adit in 1959, in total about 8 tons of galena were produced.
It just appeared odd to me and I suspected a typo at first glance.

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Posted: 12/07/2013 10:20:16
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Visited in October 2008, according to my camera. There are two levels. One is closed but accessible through a winze on the hillside above. The lower level is open. Not much to see, but a nice walk. IP: 81.153.230.29
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Posted: 16/07/2013 22:31:34
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Ephemeral and remarkably late working (for Wales), a long walk from a public road. As described upthread on my last visit in 2010: upper level comprehensively run-in and looks similar to 100 -200 year old run-in levels, showing how fast nature can reclaim things. Lower level hidden behind tree, rock-cut portal with very shallow water, cross-cut to lode. Winze / shaft in small cliff above also a few minor trial scratchings adjacent to winze. Tips whilst small are surpriosing extensive for such a minor working; remains of lorry loading stage built of timber.

It was an optomistic and very traditional attempt at a trial on a small shoot that turned out to be completely isolated with no continuance of workable ore. What the mid nineteenth century promoters would have described as 'a spirited trial'.

Idris Treharne had worked some of the shallow parts of Vale of Towy lead and barytes mine near Carmarthen a few years earlier. He was almost the last example of a small-scale working metal miner in Wales - rather similar to Darbyshire and Northumberland miners who operated in the same period.

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Cynnant: recent activity?
Posted: 30/07/2013 22:11:45
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There is some good information revealed on this discussion that would be nice to see on the mine page. Can the discussion be permanently linked to the page or shall i just cut and paste? Has anyone been down the winze / shaft? I plan to soon. IP: 212.183.128.197
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Posted: 19/02/2014 13:48:03
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There will be an article about Cynnant covering the history and a description of the accessible remains in the next Welsh Mines Society newsletter, which is due for publication in April 2014.

The same issue will also have an article about the above-mentioned Idris Treharne.

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Posted: 19/02/2014 22:13:48
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An article summarising Idris Treharne's various projects will be most welcome: I look forward to the next issue of the WMS newsletter even more than usual! IP: 92.26.152.30
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Posted: 23/02/2014 09:34:44
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Looking forward to that, Dave! IP: 86.158.194.136
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Cynnant: recent activity?
Posted: 25/04/2014 14:43:29
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Idris Treharne's son, Terry Treharne - who himself worked Cynant is on this forum - user name "quartz". IP: 95.131.110.109
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