SH4590 : Precipitation pools below Mynydd Parys

taken 9 years ago, near to Penysarn, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Precipitation pools below Mynydd Parys
Precipitation pools below Mynydd Parys
Here, in the 18th and 19th centuries, mineral-rich water draining from the hillside was collected. Scrap iron was then thrown into the pools to encourage a process of electrolysis leading to the formation of copper oxide which would then be harvested. Periodically, the iron sulphate rich water was allowed to evaporate leaving behind a deposit of yellow ochre (hydrated iron oxide) which was used in the manufacture of paint.
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SH4590, 35 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 January, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 February, 2009
Category
Mine (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 451 906 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.4062N 4:19.7828W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 452 907
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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