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Default Prince Edward gold mine, Feb 2011. - 16-02-2011, 22:24

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.

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



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....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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wow i like the shot of the rusty bar door thing EWJ! that is a great shot!
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wow i like the shot of the rusty bar door thing EWJ! that is a great shot!
It was the strong room and thanks.
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Default 17-02-2011, 09:35

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


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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.

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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.
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Default 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.

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Goldmining in Western Merioneth, T. A. Morrison (undated)
The Gold Mines of Merioneth, G.W. Hall (undated)"
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Default 17-02-2011, 12:58

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