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Penarth Slate mine is located in carrog, inbetween Llangollen and Corwen, it produced "black slate" so named as it is much darker in appearance than the grey or blue varieties.

Penarth is also basically moel ffernas baby brother as it stands on the same mountain and whilst not as sizeable and impressive still makes for a good few hour explore.

Visited with Gibbo, pleaserunmedown and stealth88.

Its a good mile walk from where you park, uphill to the base of the spoilheaps with plenty of mining relics along the way:

Looking back down the tramway we had just climbed, complete with rails and metal rope haulage system still in place:

Rope haulage

Theres still plenty of evidence of the processing buildings

The first view into the quarry proper with its two adits

PRMD and stealth at the entrance

Blasting holes

Top of the massive double incline

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Very nice. Was showing my boss (the archbishop) my photos earlier. I'll get them resized and uploaded shortly.

Here's one to get you guessing where this was, a nice 6 foot diameter wheel:

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Default 06-04-2009, 12:37

Not a bad day. Was very hard going up the incline to get to it, but worth it once you saw the twin incline. The old workings were good too.

It needs a return with a searchblaster to get some shots of the huge caverns inside.

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