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Earth Worm Jim 16-02-2011 22:24

Prince Edward gold mine, Feb 2011.
 
TurboSteve, EvilJim, Berty the LandRover and me.

Finaly fooking made it to this place! Tried to get to this place last year but due to a massive navigation error we ended up hanging off a bridge.

Anyway on with the photo's

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/...c00b45f4_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5218/...6721d692_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/...7d51f361_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/...4bf7e2c5_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5177/...94b10c04_o.jpg

evil jim 16-02-2011 23:16

Hi all!!! i'm back expolring!! and loving it!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5012/...454e2841_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5054/...895f159d_o.jpg

Ojay 16-02-2011 23:40

:thumbs

scrappy 17-02-2011 00:22

wow i like the shot of the rusty bar door thing EWJ! that is a great shot!

Earth Worm Jim 17-02-2011 00:25

Quote:

Originally Posted by scrappy (Post 136135)
wow i like the shot of the rusty bar door thing EWJ! that is a great shot!

It was the strong room and thanks.

tristanjay 17-02-2011 09:35

Was the drive to it as fun as it looks like it could be on google earth ?

Gibbo 17-02-2011 09:56

Good stuff. Have fancied doing this place ever since Pace rechecked the location and route but its too far to walk!

Earth Worm Jim 17-02-2011 11:58

Quote:

Originally Posted by tristanjay (Post 136138)
Was the drive to it as fun as it looks like it could be on google earth ?

The drive is ace only bettered by the views.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gibbo (Post 136139)
Good stuff. Have fancied doing this place ever since Pace rechecked the location and route but its too far to walk!

It is too far to walk, specially is Pace is navigating. :p

Earth Worm Jim 17-02-2011 12:08

Found a nice bit of history.

"One of two of the most northerly mines (see also Cwmprysor) within the Merioneth gold-mining area, being isolated some 6 miles further north of the next most northerly group of mines, which includes the well-known Gwynfnydd Mine.

The mine was first referred to in 1895 when it was known as Moel Croesau. The mine worked sporadically till 1935. It was said to have produced pockets of gold that were evidently very rich. In 1935 the gold for Princess Marina's wedding ring, and subsequent royal rings, was made from a bar of gold produced jointly from gold from this mine together with gold from Marina Mine and the mid-wales mine, Roman Deep at Dolaucothi.

Prince of Wales Mine recorded an output of 123 tons of gold ore from which 278 ounces of gold was extracted, the majority beween 1911-12.

refs:
Goldmining in Western Merioneth, T. A. Morrison (undated)
The Gold Mines of Merioneth, G.W. Hall (undated)"

Gone 17-02-2011 12:58

Looks top, The drive to it looks pretty sweet too!


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