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Metal Mines

The Cambrian Mines Trust was formed to purchase and preserve the Cwmystwyth Mines in 2012.

The Cwmystwyth Mines constitute one of the most important mining sites in central Wales, and like many others have something of a chequered history making fortunes for some, while bankrupting others. The metal ores that were mined consisted of lead, silver, copper and zinc.

Earliest mining took place on on Copa Hill, where the Comet Lode is exposed in an opencast. Mining here has been carbon dated to around 2100 cal BC, in the Early Bronze Age.

There is also evidence of Roman and Early Medieval mining, as suggested by an ancient leat for hushing on Copa Hill and evidence of a Medieval prospecting shaft within the Comet Lode opencast. The Cwmystwyth mines finally closed in the early twentieth century, after a working life of over 4,000 years.

Find out more about Cwmystwyth mines.

Flintshire Lead Mining

(A very informative website by the late Chris Ebbs, and sponsored by this trust)

Website designed by Ioan Lord
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Registered office. Green Gables. Stafford Road, Great Wyrley. Walsall. WS6 6AX.